Category: Published Article

Captive Solutions for Complex Risks in the Absence of Extensive Loss History

In a recent article published by Captive International, Sol Feinberg and Enoch Starnes discuss how the captive insurance space serves as an enticing option for entities faced with emerging or complex risks which often have limited amounts of historical data points. While this presents obstacles for actuarial analytics using traditional methods, it doesn’t mean actuarial […]

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A Reflection on Data and Analytics for Captives

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss, “A Reflection on Data and Analytics for Captives". In it, they examine the business world’s reliance on data and analytics as decision-making tools, and how it has undoubtedly increased over the past two decades. Captive insurance has, of course, been no […]

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Adapting Your Captive for a Shifting Risk Landscape

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss, “Adapting Your Captive for a Shifting Risk Landscape". In it, they examine how a company’s risk profile can shift dramatically and without any warning. The impact of a global pandemic, a rising tide of shock verdicts, and an increasingly complex cyber landscape have […]

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Captive Market Trends, and Predictions for the Year Ahead

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes were recently featured in an article by Captive Insurance Times titled, "Going for Gold". Along with other industry leaders, they discuss 2023's captive market performance, trends and developments, and share predictions for the year ahead.  In regards to the year ahead, Michelle states in the article, “The sustainability of new […]

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Optimizing Cyber Risk Management: Key Captive Considerations

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Jason Luckett discuss, “Optimizing Cyber Risk Management: Key Captive Considerations”. In it, they examine the parameters of cyber risk, and how it changes constantly as hackers adapt and expand their avenues of threat. It is important to understand that cyber risk should always be […]

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Legislative Changes and Captive Actuarial Analytics

In a recent article published by Captive International, Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes discuss “Legislative Changes and Captive Actuarial Analytics”. In it, they examine recent legal developments in the United States and how they might affect the captive insurance industry. The insurance world is constantly evolving, and exponentially so for the types of risks commonly insured through […]

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Inflation and Captive Analytics

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes recently authored an article for Captive International titled "Inflation and Captive Analytics”. While US inflation rates have slowed in recent months, the 2022 annual rate is almost certain to at least double the country’s historical average. Apart from a select few outliers, the global economic landscape doesn’t appear to be […]

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Loss Development Factors: A Primer for Captives

Michelle Bradley and Enoch Starnes recently authored an article for Captive International titled “Loss Development Factors: A Primer for Captives”. In it, they summarize the basic attributes of loss development factors, discuss their impact on retained risk, and respond to common questions regarding their use. While the SIGMA team has written in the past about […]

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10 Quick Ratios to Health-Check Your Captive

In a recent article published by Captive International, Lori Ussery discusses “10 Quick Ratios to Health-Check Your Captive”. These ratios provide valuable insight into the overall financial viability of a captive and identify areas which may need focused attention. Click to view the article The ratios covered in Lori’s article are often included as part […]

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Enterprise Risk Management

Michelle Bradley, Consulting Actuary at SIGMA Actuarial Consulting, and Chrystina Howard, Vice President of Client Analytics at HUB International, recently authored an article for Captive Insurance Times titled, "Enterprise Risk Management.” In this article, Michelle and Chrystina explain why it is important for an organization to implement an effective ERM approach, as well as the […]

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