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Paul Schiavone Appointed Global Head of Alternative Risk Transfer

Allianz has appointed Paul Schiavone to head its global alternative risk transfer (ART) and nontraditional re/insurance business. In addition to ART, Mr. Schiavone will continue to oversee "long tail" lines of business for Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty North America.
November 21, 2017 Read More
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Kate Miller To Build London & Capital's Institutional Business

Wealth and asset manager, London & Capital (L&C) has appointed Kate Miller as head of institutions. Based in London, Ms. Miller will continue to build L&C's growing and successful institutional business.
November 17, 2017 Read More
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Legaré Gresham Establishes Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in Carolinas

Consulting Actuary Legaré W. Gresham, FCAS, MAAA has established Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.'s presence in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm continues to grow both domestically and internationally.
November 17, 2017 Read More
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Chubb Appoints Barry Beard To Head Complex Multinational Captives

Chubb has appointed Barry Beard to lead its Global Services and Complex Multinational UK and Ireland division. In his role, Mr. Beard will help clients manage complex multinational captive insurance programs.
November 14, 2017 Read More
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David Putz To Lead Alternative Markets for Zurich North America

David Putz has been appointed to lead Alternative Markets for Zurich North America, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Putz will assume the role from Kathleen Savio, chief executive officer designate for Zurich North America. Alternative Markets is comprised of four major units: Direct Markets (Automotive), Programs, Group Captives, and Crop.
November 07, 2017 Read More
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Charles Kolodkin—Captive Owner of Interest

Captive.com spoke with Charles Kolodkin to discuss his role in overseeing Cleveland Clinic Health System's insurance program and captive operations. Cleveland Clinic is one of the country's largest healthcare organizations, whose flagship facility is consistently rated among the nation's top five hospitals.
October 23, 2017 Read More
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Capstone Hires David Osbourn To Direct Captive Insurance in Northeast

Capstone has hired its sixth Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, David Osbourn, as director of business development for the Northeastern United States. In his primary role, he will expand Capstone's reach in the Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic regions to educate middle-market business owners and advisers on the benefits of captive insurance planning.
October 17, 2017 Read More
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Kroll Appoints Donna Halverstadt To Direct Its Insurance Ratings Group

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has appointed Donna Halverstadt as managing director of its insurance ratings group. Ms. Halverstadt joins KBRA with over 30 years of experience with financial institutions, primarily insurers. She will lead KBRA's insurance ratings team, merging her industry and capital markets expertise with KBRA's insurance knowledge.
October 13, 2017 Read More
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Captive Insurer, Green Mountain Slated To Grow under Chris Kramer

Green Mountain Sponsored Captive Insurance Company, a Vermont protected cell captive, has hired Chris Kramer as its managing director to lead the firm's development and expansion plans. Green Mountain is an affiliate of Strategic Risk Solutions and was formed in 2012 to provide clients and brokers with a cell facility.
October 10, 2017 Read More
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Jeremy Colombik—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Jeremy Colombik. Read his thoughts on 831(b) micro-captives, the "Avrahami" case, and Internal Revenue Service Notice 2016–66.
October 09, 2017 Read More
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Ellen Charnley Appointed as President of Marsh Captive Solutions

Marsh has appointed Ellen Charnley as president of Marsh Captive Solutions. Ms. Charnley reports to Michael Poulos, Marsh's client advisory services leader, and most recently served as the global sales leader of Marsh Captive Solutions, which manages more than 1,200 captives in 44 domiciles worldwide.
October 06, 2017 Read More
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Martin Eveleigh—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Martin Eveleigh. Read his thoughts on the future of captives, captive trends, the biggest challenge that the captive industry faces today, and the next generation.
September 18, 2017 Read More
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Jesse Olsen Joins Strategic Risk Solutions as Consultant for Western United States

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) announced that Jesse Olsen has joined the firm as a senior consultant in SRS Advisers, the group's consulting division. Mr. Olsen will lead the firm's consulting activities in the western United States and continue to develop SRS's presence in Texas, Oklahoma, and midwestern US captive domiciles.
September 15, 2017 Read More
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Owen Williams Joins XL Catlin's Captive Programs Team

XL Catlin's insurance operations recently announced the appointment of Owen Williams as Captive Center of Excellence manager. Based in London, Mr. Williams will work with underwriters and XL Catlin's captive clients globally to deliver fronting services. He will report to Matt Latham, head of captive programs.
September 07, 2017 Read More
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A Focus on Janice Abraham and United Educators Insurance RRG

Captive.com recently spoke with Janice Abraham, president and CEO of United Educators Insurance (UEI), a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group (RRG). Ms. Abraham joined UEI in 1998, about a year and a half after Congress passed legislation expanding the 1981 federal law that first authorized RRGs. Read on to hear from Ms. Abraham.
August 23, 2017 Read More
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Willis Towers Watson Appoints Susan Lane To Drive Captive Business

As part of its Global Captive Practice, Willis Towers Watson has appointed Susan Lane as its director, consulting and development for North America, and senior captive consultant. She joins Willis Towers Watson from Tokio Solution Management, where she was co-chief executive officer.
August 17, 2017 Read More
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Anne Marie Towle To Serve on VCIA and ICCIE Boards

Anne Marie Towle, executive vice president and consulting practice leader of JLT Insurance Management, has recently been elected to serve as a director on the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) board and on the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) board.
August 11, 2017 Read More
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Carol Pierce—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Carol Pierce. Read her thoughts on rating agencies and regulation, and get a sneak peek at the new Kroll Bond Rating Agency captive rating methodology.
August 02, 2017 Read More
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Zurich Names Todd Cunningham To Head Captive Unit

Todd Cunningham has been named to head the Single-Parent and Sponsored-Cell Captives unit for Zurich North America. As part of its single-parent captive solutions, Zurich offers a range of fronting, reinsurance, claims, risk-engineering, and loss-analysis services for single-parent captives and a multinational reach that can help align captive programs with local insurance regulations.
July 28, 2017 Read More
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Robert Walling—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Robert Walling, principal and consulting actuary at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. Read his thoughts on the actuarial profession, predictive modeling, and the need for innovation.
July 26, 2017 Read More