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What do Sherlock Holmes and Reinsurance Reviews have in Common?

Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Mindy Epstein posted in Reinsurance, Audit

What do Sherlock Holmes and Reinsurance reviews have in common? At first blush this may seem like an odd comparison.  Sherlock Holmes, is a fictional character famous for his “consulting” detective ways. Reinsurance reviews or audits involve some form of analysis on reinsurance business. This could include analyzing overall business performance, conducting due diligence on a new client or deal validation.  So how do these two worlds collide? Well, Sherlock Holmes is known for his powers of observation and deductive reasoning which are the same traits required by those of us who perform reinsurance reviews.

Since reinsurance reviews can cover a wide range of topics depending on the scope of the review, they require different reference sections from the paper treaty. A thorough investigation, like Sherlock Holmes, involves a combination of detailed observation and detective skills to identify and find the sections needed for the type of review at hand.

 In this post, I’m bringing out my inner Sherlock Holmes to walk you through three types of reviews and the sections required for a successful investigation.

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