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Can the Black-Scholes Model Estimate How Much Premium is Too Much?
A Pinnacle client recently inquired about a paper regarding an approach to estimating the maximum premium appropriate for a captive insurance company. The author sought to determine a ceiling on the premium a company might pay for insurance by treating insurance as a put option and applying a popular financial tool, the Black-Scholes model. 
Alternative Market Opportunities for the Commercial Auto Industry
Legaré Gresham May 10, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, Alternative Markets, Captives
Recent years have been difficult for the commercial automobile insurance industry. Both frequency and severity have been increasing while rate increases have not been sufficient to keep up. Some large carriers have pulled out of certain segments of the market as well. This has affected long-haul trucking and passenger transport in particular. 
Puerto Rico – A Domicile on the Move
Rob Walling November 30, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Alternative Markets, Captives
During the first week of November my colleague, Arthur Randolph, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of the key service providers in Puerto Rico and experience firsthand the dynamic activity of this captive insurance domicile.
A Look Into the DCIA 2016 Fall Forum
There was a degree of uncertainty among the participants due to Karen Weldin Steward, Insurance Commissioner for the past 8 years, being recently defeated by Trinidad Navarro in the Democratic primary election. Republican candidate Jeff Cragg is also running, and both candidates attended the conference.
Memorable Moments at the 2016 SCCIA Executive Educational Conference
The 17th Annual Executive Educational Conference of the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association (SCCIA) was held September 13-15 at the historic Mills House and Hibernian Hall in downtown Charleston. There were over 200 attendees, including leading captive service providers,  owners and regulators from several states. Tropical Storm Julia dropped several inches of rain on Charleston on Wednesday, flooding several streets, but the conference was unaffected. 
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