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1.3 Intermediate / Advanced Non-Marine Reinsurance
A two day course providing a comprehensive discussion of reinsurance principles and practice. It will discuss and analyse the technical and legal principles involved, and illustrate their practical application through simple worked exercises and the design and operation of an illustrative reinsurance programme.
· Reinsurance: Definition; types and methods; functions and purpose
· Origins and history; legal basis
· Regulation of reinsurance: FSA; EU Reinsurance Directive
· Proportional (quota share; first & second surpluses; fac-oblig): structure and operation. "Balance" of a treaty
· Basic proportional accounting: basis(earned: written; underwriting year: year of account); profit commission & sliding scale commission; reserves and portfolios; claims
· Excess of loss per risk covers: structure and operation, risk definitions, event limits, introduction to rating methods (burning-cost and exposure basis), comparison (advantages & disadvantages) with surplus treaty
· Excess of loss event/catastrophe covers: working and upper layers; introduction to rating methods; effect of layering on premium cost; reinstatements; problems of definition - key clauses (occurrence, hours clause, etc.); ultimate nett loss; claims
· Stop loss and aggregate x/l - operation, uses
· Comparison and differences between proportional and excess of loss - advantages and disadvantages
· Designing a simple reinsurance programme: choice of facultative, proportional treaty, excess of loss; setting the deductible; application to large/complex claims
On completion of the course delegates will understand the function, principles and practice of reinsurance, the basic methods and approaches to rating excess of loss business, their different uses and advantages and disadvantages of different types and methods of reinsurance and the principles of constructing a simple reinsurance programme and its application to claims recoveries.
The course will be appropriate for those with a basic knowledge of reinsurance, or who have completed the introductory course(s), and are seeking a more extensive understanding of the principles and practice.
An interactive presentation including lecture and worked exercises on both proportional and excess of loss reinsurance and group/syndicate work on designing a simple reinsurance programme.