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GRiD Training Academy launches training on reinsurance, pooling and captives

Press release 4 July 2022.

GRiD Training Academy has launched a training course on reinsurance, pooling and captives for group risk insurance. This is the first intermediate course that GRiD has launched for GRiD members, aimed at those with two to five years group risk experience.

Training course details:

Tuesday 12 July 2022
Free to employees of GRiD member firms


To provide an understanding on the mechanics of reinsurance, global employee benefit programmes and advantages gained for multinational companies who operate in these areas.

Target audience:

Individuals who want to broaden their knowledge on the mechanics of reinsurance and benefits programmes of employers operating in multiple countries.

Training content

  • How reinsurance, pooling, international group underwriting, and captive insurance works in relation to group risk benefits
  • Who the employee benefit networks are and what they do
  • Which clients are likely to be interested in these areas and why


1-hour, live online presentation with Q&A.


The course is run by external trainer, Iain Taylor, who has UK and global experience in employee benefits. Iain has worked with hundreds of companies, including looking after the benefits programme for the world’s largest privately owned oil and commodities trader for the last two decades.

For more information, please contact

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Mason 
SMUK Marketing and PR 
Mob: 07747 611773
Land: 01252 843350

Katharine Moxham
Spokesperson for GRiD
Mob: 07887 512508

Notes for editors

About GRiD

Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and those operating in (or with other interests in) the UK group risk market. Together this forms a collective wealth of experience built over many years. Under the chairmanship of Paul White (head of technical, Howden Insurance Brokers) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.

GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.

GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.

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