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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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    VCIA: A YEAR OF CHANGE

VCIA: A YEAR OF CHANGE

New faces, new legislation support agency and broker role in captive market As attendees gather for this year’s Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s (VCIA) annual captive conference, which is expected to attract north of 1,100 professionals to Burlington, one person will be missing from the Vermont contingent. Dan Towle, who for more than 17 years was a nationally recognized leader in captive insurance and has been credited as a key figure

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    CAPTIVE FEASIBILITY STUDY: A NECESSARY EVIL?

CAPTIVE FEASIBILITY STUDY: A NECESSARY EVIL?

An important first step in delivering strategic risk management value The growth of insurance captives has surprised many in the traditional insurance marketplace. The soft insurance market, people expected, would reduce the interest in captives. Despite conventional wisdom, the captive sector has continued to grow. Along with this growth has come interest from organizations and their agents and brokers in how to make use of captives. But many potential owners

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