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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 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

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

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
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CIMA Appoints Suzanne Sadlier and Judiann Myles to Top Deputy Positions

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has appointed Suzanne Sadlier and Judiann Myles to top positions. Mrs. Sadlier will serve as deputy head of the Insurance Supervision Division, and Mrs. Myles will take over as deputy head of the Compliance Division.
July 12, 2017 Read More
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Sarchio and Liskov Deepen Crowell & Moring's Insurance Practice

Crowell & Moring LLP has added John Sarchio and Richard G. Liskov to the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance and Corporate groups. Based in the firm's New York office, the lawyers represent an expansion of Crowell & Moring's transactional and regulatory capabilities to serve clients in insurance-related matters.
July 07, 2017 Read More
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John Huff, Previously NAIC President, Joins Dentons

John Huff has joined global law firm Dentons as a partner in the Insurance Regulatory practice. He recently served as the NAIC president and directed the Missouri DOI. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Huff is recognized for his keen understanding of regulatory, legal, financial, and operational challenges.
July 06, 2017 Read More

HAI Group Appoints Edmund Malaspina Jr. as Interim President and CEO

HAI Group, a national provider of innovative solutions tailored for the public and affordable housing industry, recently appointed Edmund (Ed) Malaspina Jr. as interim president and chief executive officer. HAI is a member-owned organization and is a recognized leader and expert in the public housing insurance industry.
July 05, 2017 Read More

Michael Maglaras—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 Michael Maglaras. Read his thoughts on data mining and analytics, single-payer health care, and why captives should not be overly focused on the return of hard market conditions.
July 03, 2017 Read More
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Eric Halter To Lead New AF Specialty Brand Focused on Fronting

AF Group has announced Eric Halter as director of AF Specialty, a new brand focused on providing fronting capacity to insurance carriers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries, and captive managers. Mr. Halter will partner with entities that are seeking a fronting facility to place well-managed, turnkey property and casualty programs.
June 27, 2017 Read More
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Rachel Moir Joins IRMI as Captive and Risk Finance Products Manager

Rachel Moir has joined International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), as its captive and risk finance products manager. In this role, Ms. Moir is responsible for the quality and growth of IRMI's risk finance and captive insurance product line. This includes "Risk Financing," "Captive Insurance Company Reports,", online continuing education, and books on the topics.
June 22, 2017 Read More
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BDA Appoints Greg Wojciechowski to Its Board

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has announced the appointment of Greg Wojciechowski to its Board of Directors. Mr. Wojciechowski, president and CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) for the past 15 years, joined the BDA Board this month.
June 15, 2017 Read More
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Steve McElhiney—Captive Insurance Person of Interest

As part of our continuing Person-of-Interest series, recently sat down with Steve McElhiney, CEO of EWI Reinsurance, to talk about his career, captives, risk management, and China. Mr. McElhiney shares his thoughts about trends and challenges shaping both the captive and reinsurance markets today.
June 05, 2017 Read More
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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Names Carol Pierce as Director of Captives

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has announced the appointment of Carol Pierce to the role of director in KBRA’s insurance group with a focus on captives, reinsurers, and alternative capital providers. Ms. Pierce joins KBRA’s analytic team after 13 years with Munich Reinsurance America.
May 30, 2017 Read More
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XL Catlin Names Steven Bauman To Lead Captive Practice—North America

XL Catlin is expanding its global insurance programs and captive business with the appointment of Steven Bauman as head of global programs and captive practice in North America. Mr. Bauman joins XL Catlin from Zurich Insurance Group where he most recently served as head of captive services.
May 26, 2017 Read More
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AIG Names Brian Duperreault President and CEO

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has appointed Brian Duperreault as president, CEO, and director, effective May 14, 2017. Peter D. Hancock has stepped down after heading the company for the past 7 years.
May 15, 2017 Read More
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Reinsurance Association of America Elects 2017–2018 Officers

Kean Driscoll, CEO of Validus Re, has been elected chair of the Reinsurance Association of America's Board of Directors. Steve Levy, president of the Reinsurance Division of Munich Reinsurance America, was elected vice chair, and John Welch, chief executive of North America Reinsurance at XL Catlin, was elected secretary-treasurer.
May 12, 2017 Read More