Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: September 2018

Mutual Success

Mutual insurance companies and service providers discuss the specialized advantages and needs of the mutual structure.

One Voice

Jacque Schaendorf, President of The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association Board of Directors

Jacque Schaendorf, President of The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association Board of Directors

“While we’re working on new ideas with a great deal of energy from our committees that come with this new association, we are also maintaining our focus on WSIA’s core member initiatives.”

Mutual Ties

Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance

Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance

“Mutual insurers of all sizes would benefit from working with a company like Xceedance.”

A Good Fit

David Goodson, Head of Securitized Fixed Income, Voya Investment Management

David Goodson, Head of Securitized Fixed Income, Voya Investment Management

“The overall bent from an evolutionary standpoint within securitized markets has been one that has benefited investors overall, across subsectors by virtue of heavier regulation that, in the end, is going to protect investors.”

Helping Mutuals to Grow

Robert Brian, SVP, Multiline Portfolio Manager, PartnerRe

Robert Brian, SVP, Multiline Portfolio Manager, PartnerRe

“Being a pure-play reinsurer sets us apart as it gives us the ability to serve, rather than compete with our clients for their insurance clients, their ideas or talent.”

A Mutual Understanding

Brian Secrett, Chief Underwriting Officer, Tokio Millennium Re

Brian Secrett, Chief Underwriting Officer, Tokio Millennium Re

“Because mutuals have limited access to equity capital, they’re often more likely to value the capital benefits and volatility risk transfer that reinsurers bring.”

A Mutually Beneficial Relationship With the Wood Industry

Sean Briscoe, Underwriting Manager, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

Sean Briscoe, Underwriting Manager, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

“Our size and structure enable us to react and make changes quickly to the needs of our customers within the wood niche.”