Case Study | Insurance

View our case study on how Sutherland helped an international underwriter increase gross written premiums, productivity, and reduce operational costs.

Services Business Process Services
Industry Insurance
JANUARY 06, 2017

This leading insurance client has grown rapidly since partnering with Sutherland which enabled them to quote more premiums within the same timeframe, while continuing with consistent qualitative in-depth analysis of each policy. This helped the client to increase their gross written premiums by 54% in just 3 years. Sutherland’s solution augmented the client’s team with catastrophe risk modeling talent. The full solution included:

  • Catastrophe risk modeling professionals from world leading model development and insurance/ reinsurance broker firms
  • Training for employees in industry leading technologies including risk link, risk browser, risk manager, classic/2, and catrader
  • Experienced SQL developers
  • Experienced in the property and casualty reinsurance and primary insurance markets
  • Backed by Sutherland’s full analytics practice


Sutherland has developed a catastrophe risk modeling support service as part of the insurance analytics practice. Catastrophe modelers augmented the client’s teams, reporting directly into the client’s lead catastrophe modelers. Sutherland’s working hours overlapped with the client’s hours in North America and Europe, and allowed critical functions to be handled around the clock.

  • Catastrophe modeling for primary insurance and reinsurance
  • Lloyd’s realistic disaster scenarios reporting
  • Aggregation and portfolio modeling
  • Application of catastrophe treaties to the portfolio losses and analyzing the catastrophe layer losses
  • Creation and interpretation of average annual loss
  • Exceedance probability curves generation and interpretation
  • Reinsurance pricing
  • Model validation and model sensitivity


The impact of Sutherland’s solution has been far more wide reaching than just the impact on catastrophe modeling staff augmentation. Transformation of core business processes has made the business more dynamic and able to capitalize on market changes.

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