Since Catlin was established in 1984, we have endeavoured to build a business for the future and to fulfil an ambition to be the preferred global specialty insurer and reinsurer. The consistent Catlin strategy is designed to realise these goals and to ensure that our interests are aligned with those of our shareholders.
Catlin focuses on underwriting profit, not top-line growth. We eject business that does not meet minimum standards. We seek to maximise profits during all phases of an underwriting cycle through superior portfolio management, technical excellence and maximum utilisation of our broad distribution capabilities.
Catlin has developed a distinctive and efficient international structure. We operate underwriting hubs in the world’s major insurance markets, whilst retaining a single set of core values that are the foundation for our actions and behaviour globally. We continually look for opportunities to diversify our risk portfolio, both by region and by class of business, to produce superior results over the long term.
Capital Preservation and Flexibility
Catlin emphasises the preservation of capital. We seek to enhance returns by balancing non-correlated classes with more volatile classes, which builds book value over time. Risk transfer is used to protect capital from the impact of extreme events, Investments are managed to produce good returns without undue risk. Our corporate structure allows capital to be allocated efficiently to areas of the business presenting the best profit opportunities.
Catlin’s operations are based on five core values. Using these values, we seek to be a responsible partner to clients and brokers and strive to offer excellent service, both as underwriters and following a claim. Our culture helps us attract and retain high-calibre employees and encourages us to make meaningful contributions to the communities in which we operate.
To carry out this strategy more effectively, we have established a core set of principles by which the Group strives to operate.
For more detailed information:
Key Performance Indicators