Blogger Archives: Robin Swindell

Robin Swindell

Robin is Executive Vice President & Regional Director of Willis Re. Robin works in the London office as part of the Willis Re North America team. Since joining Willis in 1989 Robin has continuously been involved in facultative and treaty reinsurance placements of property, casualty and specialty lines for mutual insurers, P&C companies as well as market pools.

Digital technology, big data and the mutual sector

Mutual and cooperative insurers have justifiable pride in the high levels of service they offer to their members. But, with improved and deeper customer relationships being a key focus for the commercial sector’s application of technology, should they be taking … Continue reading →

A defined risk appetite should be at the heart of a mutual insurer

Our industry is well served with data regarding losses, portfolio metrics and market dynamics. On the other hand, until recently there has been a lack of information regarding risk appetite and its influence on the reinsurance decision-making process. But the … Continue reading →

Mutual Insurers and Non-Traditional Capital: Time for a Change of Perspective


Only a few years ago, mutual insurers could understandably have viewed the influx of non-traditional capital trickling into the reinsurance market as irrelevant. Continue reading →

Data Visualisation: Essential in Understanding Risk

Data visualisation is nothing new; Florence Nightingale, the British social reformer statistician, and founder of modern nursing, used what we would today recognise as a pie chart in 1858 to highlight the fate of hospitalised solders during the Crimean war. Continue reading →

Monte Carlo, Mutuals and More Capital

The beginning of the month saw the annual Rendez-Vous De Septembre reinsurance gathering, traditionally the first major event of the reinsurance conference season that will see regular meetings of the reinsurance market between now and the 1st January, in locations … Continue reading →

Learning Lessons: 3 Reports Every Re/insurance Practitioner Should Read

Turkey Earthquake 2011

Robin Swindel of Willis Re details 3 reports on lessons learnt from natural catastrophes that every reinsurance and insurance practitioner should read. Continue reading →