Understanding the Reinsurance Industry

Enhance your knowledge of how reinsurance works, and how your role impacts the business, for those new to, unfamiliar with or have lost touch with aspects of the industry

Course overview

In a nutshell reinsurance is best thought of as “insurance for insurance companies,” a way for a primary insurer to protect against unforeseen or extraordinary losses. It serves to limit liability on specific risks, to increase individual insurers’ capacity and to share liability when losses overwhelm the primary insurer’s resources. It also helps insurers stabilize their business in the face of the wide swings in profit and loss margins inherent in the insurance business.

However the industry is much more complex than one statement, professionals working within the industry are tending to specialise in one area and lose touch with the trends and challenges faced by this global business as a whole. Whether you are new to the industry or need to get back in touch with the dynamics of the industry as a whole, then this course is for you.

Why you should attend

The experienced seminar faculty will demystify all aspects of the industry that participants might be new to, unfamiliar with or have lost touch with.

Topics covered include:

  • Part 1: The building blocks – understand the need for reinsurance and it’s relevance to your role
  • Part 2: The reinsurance market – get-to-grips with the role of the reinsurance market and how it works
  • Part 3: Legal and regulatory framework – build your knowledge of how the industry is controlled and regulated
  • Part 4: Practical applications – Demystify the terminology and activities that are specific to the insurance industry

Who should attend?

  • Reinsurance company employees
  • Reinsurance broker company employees
  • Insurance company professionals
  • Lawyers in private practice
  • Regulators
  • Those who have recently joined the reinsurance industry
  • Suppliers to industry including software, recruitment and accountancy

Programme at a glance...

Introduction to the seminar
  • Types of reinsurance – facultative and treaty
  • Types of reinsurance treaties
  • Functions of reinsurance treaties


What is reinsurance? Its purposes and functions

Practical Workshop
Facultative reinsurance


The reinsurance international market

The reinsurance markets and the role of Lloyds

Run-off and commutations

Reinsurance brokerage and the role of the broker


The law of reinsurance – Introduction

The regulation of reinsurance


Reinsurance agreements


Reinsurance claims management

Elements of claims reserving

Underwriting and the role of the underwriters

Dealing with reinsurance disputes

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • CPD certificate of attendance: 12.00 hours
  • Certificate: 12.00 hours

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

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Previous customers include...

  • Aspen Re
  • AXIS
  • Axis Re Europe
  • BAI Claims Services Limited
  • Bell & Clements
  • Bell & Clements Ltd
  • Builders Reinsurance S.A.
  • Builders' Credit Reinsurance Company SA
  • Canopius Services Ltd
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Corporation of Lloyd's
  • Elite Insurance
  • Financial Insurance Company Ltd
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Garant Versicherungs AG
  • Guy Carpenter & Company GmbH
  • Horten
  • Lansforsakringar AB
  • Lloyd's
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Miller Insurance Services LLP
  • Pacific Life Re Limited
  • PRO Insurance Solutions
  • PRO Insurance Solutions Ltd
  • Sapiens
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Solicitors
  • The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Latvia
  • Towers Watson (Re) Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Twelve Capital

Easy to understand, even for a non-English specialist like me!

Michael Foerster, , Builders Insurance Holdings S.A.

Great course but the it's length could to be extended

Khalid Alhusain, Export Credit Insurance Specialist , Saudi Fund for Development- Saudi Export Program

Easy to follow apart from a few technical areas (legislation) which were harder to understand. Speakers were friendly, interactive and spoke clearly.

Lucy Henry, Claims Technician, Amlin plc

Good quality content. Well and clearly presented.

Paul Lavender, Finance Director, Elite Insurance Co Ltd

Content was very informative, relevant and for the majority of the time was clear. I think it could benefit from some areas being explained in more simple terms.

Gemma Manning, , BAI Claims Services Limited

Good job, presentation was good, maybe some of the speakers could speak more slowly.

Kristian Egebjerg Simoni, , Beta re

Good. Some speakers were more lively then others. Most of the contents was relevant.

Christoffer Olsen, , Beta Re GmbH