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Austin Su To Develop AXA XL's Structured Risk Underwriting

AXA XL has named Austin Su as US underwriting lead of its structured risk solutions business to develop structured re/insurance for AXA XL's captive insurers and large corporate clients.
September 04, 2019 Read More
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Lea Riddle To Take over as NCCIA Chairman

The North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) has named Lea Riddle of McGriff Insurance Services as its chairman for 2019–2020. Mr. Riddle succeeds Leon Rives of Rives & Associates who served as chairman in 2018 and 2019.
September 03, 2019 Read More
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Remove Impacts of Emotion and Reaction When Investing for Captives

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Stephen Nedwicki, institutional investment strategist with Comerica Bank. Our discussion focused on captive investment strategies and the outlook for investment portfolios.
August 26, 2019 Read More
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North Carolina Association Pays Tribute to Key Contributors to Domicile

At this year's North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) conference, the NCCIA paid tribute to important players who helped shape the captive domicile and who served on the association's board of directors.
August 23, 2019 Read More
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Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Welcomes Back Ken Hawkins

Ken Hawkins has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., as a consulting actuary in the firm's Bloomington office. Mr. Hawkins returns to Pinnacle following 3 years of leading pricing and rate implementation for a regional property-casualty insurer's commercial lines products.
August 21, 2019 Read More
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Leane Rafalko Offers an Insider's Perspective on North Carolina Captives

Leane A. Rafalko, chief captive analyst for the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Captive Insurance Companies Division, discusses a wide range of issues, including the growth of North Carolina as a captive domicile, changes state lawmakers have made to North Carolina's captive statute, and the future of captive growth.
August 19, 2019 Read More
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AXA XL Builds Up Its London Reinsurance Team

AXA XL has made three senior appointments to its London Reinsurance team, including promoting Megan Kempe and adding Nick Pascall and Conor Gaffney. All three of the new appointments will be based in London and report to Rob Littlemore, chief executive, London Reinsurance.
July 31, 2019 Read More
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Karin Landry: Captives Are the Whiteboard of the Insurance Industry

Karin Landry of Spring Consulting Group discusses the advantages of funding employee benefits in a captive insurance company, the status of a US Department of Labor (DOL) freeze on captive benefit funding applications seeking rapid DOL review, and future growth of captive benefit funding.
July 29, 2019 Read More
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Marsh Captive Solutions Shifts Guernsey Leadership

Marsh has appointed Ian Drillot to lead Marsh Captive Solutions in Guernsey. The organization's Guernsey office currently provides captive insurance and risk advisory services on a worldwide basis and is one of its longest-standing captive offices.
July 29, 2019 Read More
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Artex Announces COO and CFO Appointments

Artex recently announced two executive-level appointments. Stephen Thompsett was named chief operating officer (COO), and Brandon Marshall was appointed chief financial officer (CFO).
July 26, 2019 Read More
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Captives No Longer the Alternative Market, Says Vermont's David Provost

In an interview with, David Provost, who holds the position of deputy commissioner of captive insurance in Vermont, discusses some of the reasons for captive growth in the state, as well as a wide array of captive insurance company issues.
July 24, 2019 Read More
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Vincent Barrett To Head Aon's EMEA Captive Insurance Business

Aon Global Risk Consulting has appointed Dublin-based Vincent Barrett as regional managing director EMEA, overseeing its captive and insurance management business regional operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
July 24, 2019 Read More
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Jennifer Rigby Appointed Chief Operations Officer at Lloyd's

Jennifer Rigby has been appointed as Lloyd's chief operating officer, a role that she has been performing on an interim basis since March, following the departure of Shirine Khoury-Haq.
July 09, 2019 Read More
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R&Q Shuffles Senior Management with Roger Sellek Appointment

Ken Randall will step down as Randall and Quilter (R&Q) CEO to continue as executive chairman of the group. Along with Alan Quilter, Dr. Roger Sellek will be appointed to the group's newly created position of joint CEO.
June 20, 2019 Read More
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James Twining—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 James Twining, who serves as CEO of Kingsbridge Group, a UK-based commercial insurance broker. We discussed Lloyd's, Brexit, and InsurTech.
June 19, 2019 Read More
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Fortifying Captive Expertise, Pinnacle Promotes Nicholas Gurgone

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., has promoted Bloomington, Illinois-based Nicholas Gurgone to consulting actuary.
June 19, 2019 Read More
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Julie Mix McPeak Joins Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, PA, has announced that Julie Mix McPeak will join the law firm's insurance regulatory and transactions practice. Ms. McPeak will serve as one of the founders of the firm's Nashville, Tennessee, location.
June 18, 2019 Read More
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Artex Appoints 4 Key Senior Leaders

Artex Risk Solutions recently announced four key appointments within its international division. The individuals will be responsible for a range of insurance management products including captive insurance and insurance-linked securities.
June 18, 2019 Read More
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Pinnacle Grows Talent with New Hire, Christopher Schubert

As the firm's latest hire, Christopher J. Schubert has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources as a consulting actuary in the firm's Atlanta office.
June 12, 2019 Read More
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SRS Europe Adds Willis Executive To Lead Growth Initiatives

London-based David Lewis will join Strategic Risk Solutions Europe (SRS Europe) as managing director responsible for business development along with creating and implementing strategic growth initiatives.
June 12, 2019 Read More