Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 75/25%
Tom Forsyth is an attorney with forty years experience representing insurance and reinsurance companies. He has held General Counsel and claims and contracts management roles at both insurers and reinsurers. Tom’s experience and expertise includes claims and contract matters related to accident and health, adverse development covers, allocation, asbestos, the COVID pandemic, environmental property damage and cumulative injury, financial products, life recapture and mortgage guaranty issues.
Mr. Forsyth’s prior executive positions include General Counsel of Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. and Secretary of PartnerRe Life Reinsurance Company of America; General Counsel of One Beacon Insurance Company; General Counsel of Swiss Re America and Head of Claims and Liability Management of the Americas division of Swiss Re; and Deputy General Counsel of the Travelers Insurance Companies. In addition to his role as an attorney, Tom also had management responsibility for claims and reinsurance contract drafting units.
Tom is a former President and Chair of the Board of Directors of ARIAS, a member of its Long Range Planning Committee and a former chair of the Law Committee of the Reinsurance Association of America. Prior to going Travelers, Tom was an attorney in private practice in Los Angeles.