Our Perspective

  • The Fac Files - The Sum of Its Parts

    By Tim Dunn |August 15, 2013|English

    In a recent blog, I discussed how the word “Fac” may have more meanings than we initially give it credit for, with a few specific examples of tunnel vision about WHY Facultative Reinsurance is often used. But this phenomenon can also apply...

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  • The Innovation Imperative

    By John Cholnoky |July 15, 2013|English

    I've been thinking a lot about the challenge of innovation in our industry, and I recently had the opportunity to participate in a NAMIC Management Conference panel on the subject. Changes in our business environment are prompting lots of questions...

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  • U.S. Government and Security Experts - Dangers Posed Even by Unsophist

    By Charlie Kingdollar |June 24, 2013|English

    I've previously blogged about the exposures to commercial entities posed by malware and hacking, including the potential for both property damage and bodily injuries. Recent news articles have mainly focused on the growing cyber liabilities of well-funded...

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  • Weather Advisory - It Is Time to Act

    By Tad Montross|March 06, 2013|English

    Weather patterns around the world are changing. From the acceleration of the Arctic ice melt to the record temperatures experienced in Australia, extreme weather events seem to be on the increase. Here are some examples: - In 2012, New York City...

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  • Ratings - A restricted view of Reinsurance Default Risk?

    By Darius Weglarz|December 06, 2012|English

    The European Commission’s Solvency II Directive prescribes a formulaic approach to reinsurance risk management, but it doesn’t mean that insurers can neglect their own qualitative and quantative analysis when selecting reinsurance partners....

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  • The Fac Files - More than just a transaction

    By Tim Dunn |November 05, 2012|English

    Previous editions of our blog have focused on how facultative transactions enable an underwriter to write a risk he or she otherwise might not have been able to write. Sometimes lost in the noise, however, is how valuable conversations with our facultative...

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