Reinsurance Directions, Inc.

Paul Walther

CEO & Principal Consultant


Phone: 407-333-1600     Fax: 407-333-8993     Cell: 407-920-6983

Mailing Address: 1399 Foxtail Court, Lake Mary FL 32746


RDI was founded by Paul Walther, CPCU, ARe, the firm's CEO and Principal Consultant.

Paul is a graduate (with an Insurance major) of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and has spent his entire career in the insurance and reinsurance industry.

That career included servicing accounts for a major reinsurance intermediary; underwriting and management assignments with several major insurance groups; responsibility for placing reinsurance protections; and managing the U.S. reinsurance operations of a major international consulting firm prior to forming RDI.

In addition to his purely consulting activities, Paul is a certified ARIAS arbitrator. In that capacity, he has served, and continues to serve on numerous arbitration panels to resolve reinsurance disputes. Paul is also the editor of the Journal of Reinsurance which is published by the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association.

He is also a frequent speaker/panelist at various industry meetings, and is often interviewed by trade journalists. In addition, Paul authors topical articles on reinsurance issues which have appeared in prominent trade publications.


University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Finance

Economics Degree - Major: Insurance

Certified Arbitrator (ARIAS - U.S.)
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Associate in Reinsurance (ARe)

Industry Roles:
Editor - Journal of Reinsurance
(Published by the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association)

ARe Advisory Committee - CPCU Society

Forms and Procedures Committee - ARIAS-US

AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS)
Reinsurance Section - CPCU Society
Consulting, Litigation, Expert Witness Section - CPCU Society
International Association of Insurance Receivers
Associate Member - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of American Bar Association

Author of topical reinsurance articles which have appeared in such trade periodicals as:

Best's Review
Mealey's Litigation Report - Reinsurance
National Underwriter
Reactions Magazine, CPCU Journal
Journal of Reinsurance
ESLR Committee newsletter of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.


1998 - Present
Reinsurance Directions, Inc.
Position: CEO and Principal Consultant
Duties: Provide consulting and advisory services to address reinsurance oriented situations. Specialties include: due diligence analysis; contract analysis; reinsurance recoveries; dispute resolution; expert witness testimony; educational presentations; outsourced reinsurance functions; and arbitration/mediation services.

1988 - 1997
Chiltington Inc.
Position: President
Duties: Corporate Management and Marketing responsibilities. General management and supervision of analytical and technical assignments involving reinsurance collections, commutations, contract analysis, litigation support, records inspection, general consulting advice, and educational seminars.

1984 -1989
HIR Management Corporation
Position: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Duties: Operational Management of U.S. Property /Casualty Branch of Hamburg International Reinsurance Company. Supervision of run-off and negotiation of commutations.

1981 -1984
Commercial Union Reinsurance Company
Position: Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Duties: Administration and management of CU/RE's Marketing, Underwriting, Claim and Accounting units responsible for the company's assumed facultative and treaty reinsurance portfolios. Such responsibilities included the direction of the re-underwriting of company's treaty reinsurance portfolio, as well as supervision of CU's involvement and ultimate withdrawal from the New York Insurance Exchange.

1972 - 1981
Sentry Insurance Group
President - Sentry Reins. Mgmt., Inc. (5/79-7/81)
Vice President - Reinsurance (8/78-7/81)
Assistant Vice President (2/77-8/78)
Director of Reinsurance (10/75- 1/77)
Reinsurance Manager (10/72-10/75)
Duties: Production and management of Sentry's portfolio of assumed reinsurance. Production and management of assumed reinsurance for other companies through the facilities of Sentry Reinsurance Management, Inc. Development of reinsurance programs and co-ordination of various services to captive companies formed by Sentry clients. Responsibility for coordination and placement of ceded reinsurance programs for various Sentry companies.

From March to May 1976, worked in London as understudy to Sentry's international underwriters, including analysis of a reinsurance portfolio assumed from a major London brokerage firm.

1967 - 1972
Insurance Co. of North America - Reins. Dept., INA Reinsurance Co.
Assistant Secretary (6/72),
Assistant Manager (1/72),
Assistant Underwriter
Duties: Underwriting Property/Casualty Treaty Accounts. Production of new business, primarily from reinsurance brokers. Coordinator for Internal Underwriting Committee comprised of senior corporate officers.

From 9/68 to 4/69, served as Reinsurance representative on team which performed an Administrative Cost Reduction Study of the entire Underwriting Division of the Insurance Company of North America.

1963 -1967
Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby
Reinsurance Division
Position: Account Supervisor
Duties: Drafting Reinsurance Contracts.
Placing Facultative Reinsurance.
General Servicing of Treaty Accounts