Opinion: Rupert Swallow on the important role of reinsurance

Big fish jumping bowl

Reinsurance is rarely on the radar of regional insurance offices and brokers but its importance to every policy sold is so great that it deserves consideration. Reinsurance provides standby capital for insurance companies to protect their balance sheets from large single-risk claims and series of losses arising from natural and man-made catastrophes. This allows insurers to take on more and greater risks so is a critical part of the insurance cycle. 

There are two different types of traditional

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