An interactive guide to all the major concepts of reinsurance
21 – 25 September 2014
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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Course One - Proportional Reinsurance

This two day course is particularly targeted at those who have some basic experience of reinsurance but who want to confirm, clarify and learn more about this very important area of reinsurance

Course Two - Non-Proportional (X/L) Reinsurance

This three day course is particularly targeted at those who have some basic experience of reinsurance but who want to confirm, clarify and learn more about this specific area of reinsurance as it grows in importance in the region.


Course One - Proportional Reinsurance

  • Introduction/Refresher
  • Proportional treaties – how they function and interact
  • Proportional Facultative Reinsurance
  • How it should operate
  • Rate – OGR/ONR
  • Proportional treaty and Fac X/L (treaty compression)
  • Key clauses – cooperation / control
  • Proportional reinsurance – why is it bought ?– obvious and less obvious reasons – capacity, knowledge, solvency, protection and others
  • Proportional reinsurance – why is it bought? – obvious and less obvious reasons (Continued)
  • Treaty balance – what and why is it so important?
  • Proportional treaty and the risk profile – how to use a risk profile in designing a proportional treaty
  • The accounts processes (a briefing)
  • Key proportional treaty clauses (a briefing)

Course Two - Non-Proportional (X/L) Reinsurance

  • Introduction/Refresher
  • Non- proportional treaties – how they function and interact
  • Fac X/L, why, how it should be used, first taste of pricing (exposure rating)
  • Basis of attachment (LOD/RAD) and their implications
  • Definitions – risk, event, reverse 2 risk warranty
  • Reinstatements – How they should be calculated
  • Pricing methodologies (exposure, probability , burning cost)
  • Pricing methods – continued
  • Utilisation of a risk profile
  • Key non-proportional treaty clauses
  • Other forms of non-proportional treaty covers
Who Should Attend
The two courses are particularly targeted at those who will be actively involved in reinsurance whether in buying, selling or where a firm understanding of the varying reinsurance techniques is needed and how they interact.
Benefits Of Attending
  • An up-to-date view of reinsurance and its products and the current market place
  • The true cost of reinsurance and pricing techniques
  • A detailed understanding on how all the reinsurance products work and are used
  • The importance of understanding the meaning of words – as they do not always mean what they seem to mean
Course Director

    Peter Cave
    Senior Partner
    The Confidence Partnership, UK
    Peter Cave is Senior Partner of The Confidence Partnership – a specialist training consultancy formed over fifteen years ago. Peter started his career in reinsurance in 1964 with a very substantial part spent as a reinsurance broker, later becoming director of one of the most prestigious specialist reinsurance brokers.

    He has worked extensively at a senior level with both small and/or new insurance/reinsurance operations and major international insurers and reinsurers. A substantial part of his career was spent working with clients in the Middle East. A highly experienced tutor, he has been running very successful courses for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), City University, Singapore College of Insurance and many other clients world-wide over a broad range of topics – specialising in reinsurance

    He has been: Chairman of an “Advanced study group” on proportional treaty reinsurance for the Insurance Institute of London, Director of the CII’s London Training Centre Author of the opening section of Reinsurance Practice and the Law (Informa).

    Peter’s aim when running any course/seminar/workshop is to encourage attendees to make full use of his extensive experience, make the complex – easily understandable and the experience fun.

Venue and Accommodation

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a city lifestyle destination beyond compare. Set in the heart of Dubai alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, a few minutes walk from the Dubai Metro Station and just a short drive away from pristine beaches, this established landmark encompasses a fully integrated five star business hotel with high octane luxury setting the scene with 400 spacious rooms and suites, paired with creative meeting and business facilities.

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers
    PO Box 72127
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 4 330 0000
    Fax +971 4 330 3030


    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
6 July 2014
Course Fee Before
27 July 2014
Final Fee*
Entire Event (5 Days)
21 – 25 September 2014
US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course One (2 Days)
21 – 22 September 2014
US$ 2,495 US$ 2,695 US$ 2,795
Course Two (3 Days)
23 – 25 September 2014
US$ 3,195 US$ 3,495 US$ 3,595
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
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