Tag: 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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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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Identifying Collateral Concerns for Captives

Enoch Starnes and Michelle Bradley recently authored an article for Captive International titled “Identifying Collateral Concerns for Captives.” Many insurance professionals interested in the captive industry may not have a solid understanding of collateral concepts, so the article focuses on a high-level overview of the collateral formula, common collateral issues, and suggestions on how to […]

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Evaluating Captive Retention Structures in a Hard Market

Enoch Starnes and Michelle Bradley recently authored an article for Captive International titled “Evaluating Captive Retention Structures in a Hard Market.” In it, they discuss the analytics needed to support retention selection and program structure development. Also included is a high-level examination of various total cost of risk (TCOR) metrics. While the article primarily focuses […]

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Analytical Spring Cleaning

Over the past year the SIGMA team has received multiple requests from our clients for more detailed and frequent analysis of loss and loss adjustment expense reserve funding levels. In a recent article published in Captive International, Lori Ussery discusses several key items that risk-bearing companies should monitor throughout the year in order to avoid […]

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Placing Risk Through Data and Analytics

Tim Coomer, Enoch Starnes, and Michelle Bradley recently authored an article for Captive International's Cayman Focus titled “Placing Risk Through Data and Analytics.” In it, they discuss how the pandemic has created almost unprecedented amounts of uncertainty within the risk management landscape and decision-makers are looking for viable alternative methods of handling risk. Click the […]

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Loss Development Analysis for Captives

Recently, Captive International published an article by Enoch Starnes and Michelle Bradley addressing the implications of loss development factors and patterns for captives. Since SIGMA’s educational resources related to loss development factors, loss development triangles, and similar topics are consistently the most utilized in our RISK66 library, we were excited for the chance to extend […]

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Parametric Insurance

Prior SIGMA publications have focused on weather risk mitigation and data available for historical windstorms in the Atlantic: https://www.sigmaactuary.com/2019/01/07/weather-risk-mitigation-analytical-considerations/ https://www.sigmaactuary.com/downloads/SIGMAWindRisks.pdf These articles mentioned the use of parametric insurance as a mechanism to mitigate the financial impact of weather-related risk and analytical considerations for quantifying these types of risk. In a recent article published in Captive […]

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