Riskonet guides organisations in the field of asset risk management, but we are also familiar with the field of (re)insurers. Our experts assist Swiss Re in conducting risk assessments and organising workshops, educational courses and training.
Leo Monse, Manager of Risk Engineering Services Reinsurance at Swiss Re, likes to use the services of Riskonet, especially for reasons that he calls thinking ‘outside the box’. “Because Riskonet is exposed on a daily basis to a wide range of aspects of risk management, they bring a lot of experience and expertise. I appreciate Riskonet’s fresh outlook on matters; their ability to approach issues in a new and different way. This makes a difference from the way in which we set up seminars and training programmes for clients.”
That ‘fresh outlook’ is particularly useful in Swiss Re’s development of new services. “I also value Riskonet’s vision when it comes to the development and application of new tools, new ‘grading mechanisms’ and other matters. The fact that they have lots of experience in the field is very valuable to us as reinsurers.
We take advantage of Riskonet either as our partner in a larger projects or in individual risk engineering tasks.”
Swiss Re regularly makes use of Riskonet to conduct assessments. “For example if we need extra capacity at peak times. The people of Riskonet conduct themselves as trusted colleagues who are familiar with our requirements, our way of working and our culture.”
Naturally, Swiss Re requires a high level of quality and accuracy of Riskonet’s risk engineers’ work. “Assessments must be completed swiftly and accurately. The report that we receive about ‘risk grading’, protection level and the overall quality and exposure of the risks must not only be adequate and correct, but also in line with our own standards. In addition, the work must be transparent. Not only to our external clients, insurance companies and policyholders, but also for our own underwriters. Riskonet is very adaptive with our procedures and we know that we can count on them.”
“We speak the same language”
Monse is pleased and makes no secret of it. “I am happy with our collaboration; we speak the same language. The services of Riskonet are of high quality and on time. Reliability is a major strength of Riskonet and very important for us. These are the major cornerstones of our cooperation. They also have an excellent network – even in markets where risk engineering is a scarce resource, like Saudi Arabia.”
Leo Monse’s conclusion is clear: “We appreciate Riskonet’s professional support, both in operational practice and for further development of our services.”