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Alternative Risk Transfer

    Captives: Time for a Second Look?

Captives: Time for a Second Look?

ARTful Measures Predicted rate increases mean the time is right to consider a captive for your clients The year 2017 may well turn out to be one of the costliest in terms of loss events, in large part because of the damage caused worldwide by several major natural disasters. Property/casualty rates may begin to increase, causing business owners to consider alternatives. A viable option is the captive insurer. Many agents

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    RRGs: TAKING RISK SHARING TO NEW HEIGHTS

RRGs: TAKING RISK SHARING TO NEW HEIGHTS

ARTful Measures Risk retention groups are a solution to the challenges of availability and affordability For the most part, the U.S. insurance industry has functioned quite well for over 150 years. Thanks in part to the McCarran-Ferguson Act, most insurance-related matters are regulated at the state level, as opposed to the federal level. A nationwide crisis in the product liability/completed operations arena, however, caused a paradigm shift with respect to

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THE FINAL COMPETITIVE FRONTIER

ARTful Measures Get up to speed on one of the most promising growth opportunities for brokers and agents For many people in the financial sector, the debate is over. Analytics has become the differentiating factor that determines if a firm will thrive or fade in the years ahead. To drive home the message, Tim Coomer, Ph.D., CEO of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group, Inc., points to a bold statement Harvard Business

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    RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS: A FRESH APPROACH TO THE HIGH-NET-WORTH MARKET

RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS: A FRESH APPROACH TO THE HIGH-NET-WORTH MARKET

ARTful Measures PURE redefines the insurer-policyholder connection Overall, the insurance industry has enjoyed a good relationship with the public for the past 300-plus years. Many commercial activities would have been curtailed had it not been for insurers being willing to assume some of the risk. This relationship, however, has not always been a match made in heaven. In 1881, six New York- based dry goods merchants expressed discontent with insurers’

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    CAPITAL AND INSURANCE MARKETS:NATURAL BEDFELLOWS

CAPITAL AND INSURANCE MARKETS:NATURAL BEDFELLOWS

ARTful Measures Convergence boosts capital available to respond to catastrophic loss Over the past hundred years or so, the relationship between insurance companies and their reinsurers became well-defined and known to all the parties involved in the supply chain. Despite this well-established relationship, there was one overriding concern: lack of adequate capital to pay for major loss events. This concern was only heightened by the occurrence of several large losses.

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