Tag Archives: mutuals

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 →

Finding your way through the emerging risks maze – Some thoughts for mutual insurers

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with no slowdown in sight. 3D printers, driverless cars and drones, mobile communications and the internet of things are revolutionising our daily lives, and at the same time bringing opportunities to mutual … 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 →

Common concerns when considering retrospective reinsurance solutions

This is the third in a series of blogs on retrospective insurance. In a previous blog I explored what retrospective reinsurance solutions are and why they are gaining in popularity and went on to further explore the different solutions available. Continue reading →

How does retrospective reinsurance work?

There are two main types of cover for retrospective reinsurance solutions: loss portfolio transfer (LPT) and Adverse Development Cover (ADC). Continue reading →

Do look back: A guide to retrospective reinsurance

What is retrospective insurance? Retrospective solutions are backward looking. This means they cover claims that have already occurred, but whose ultimate costs are uncertain. 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 →

What the Influx of Capital is Doing to Reinsurance Today

Capital Inflow: Who is Buying

Various company models have emerged as a result of the influx of capital into the reinsurance business. 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 →