The lablog

My protection work is commercially-focused. I use both standard techniques and proprietary technology. The challenge: how to establish credibility without exposing this proprietary material.

Lablog = lab + blog is my answer:

lab shows things I’ve built and why. Not directly commercial, I aim to show insight, technical competence and speed. Often I’ll use these tools myself.

blog articles are to clarify (my) thinking rather than an attempt at “thought leadership” but there will be pointers to building, improving and optimizing.

Reinsurance magic

April 2021. A suite of three articles:

  1. Why reinsurance is commercially effective.
  2. Financial dynamics of reinsurance structures - a little technical.
  3. How new-to-market companies can best present to reinsurers.

Thales of the unexpected

March 2021. Dedicated to the memory of Peter Neumann, an outstanding man and mathematician who in recent years shared his enthusiasm in schools, this is a series of posts on the infamous circle theorems of your school years. Cringe as you discover that the proof you were offered was flawed!

IR35: a whirlwind tour

Q1 2021 research. The private sector IR35 adjustments are nearly upon us. The whirlwind tour suite of articles examines the impact on hirer and contractor.

Goldilocks Pricing

Q4 2020 protection research. The Goldilocks Pricing report investigates market prices for guaranteed rate individual protection business, based on 900+ quotes from two channels.