One important aspect of the VCIA Annual Conference is the time that captive professionals connect and collaborate together outside of the educational sessions. This is especially true for captive owners. It is such a niche career, and yet so important for those in it to have broad understanding.
Captive managers and other outside team members are invaluable in advising and helping owners address challenges and support growth, but the opportunity to discuss issues and ideas candidly with captive owner peers is hard to come by and can be immeasurably helpful. During the VCIA Annual Conference (less than 3 weeks away!) we’ve designed an ‘off-the-record’ session (no press is allowed, and the session is for owners only), for captive owners to seize the opportunity to ask colleagues how they’ve addressed issues, and lend wisdom, stories of success, and knowledge to other captive owners.
The forum will be curated by Alex Petrovich, an executive tasked with operating Circle Star Insurance Company, a Risk Retention Group and a segregated cell facility, STCICI. Alex spent almost a decade on the insurance company side, most notably at a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in the areas of underwriting, business development, finance, and operations. He went on to work at Gallagher, leading cross functional teams and consulting with large companies on alternative risk management solutions, including captives. Prior to his current role, Alex was a partner at Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage.
Collaborative interaction is the core of what makes VCIA so important to the broader captive industry. Not only does it shore up your captive knowledge and expand your captive horizons, but it strengthens the association through shared experience. It’s the perfect example of a symbiotic relationship: your participation is the key to the continued success of VCIA as it strengthens our mission – which allows VCIA to create these spaces to strengthen your captive IQ. Quite a win-win!
The VCIA Annual Conference will be held online August 10 – 12th, which is fast approaching, so check out all the details here and Register Now!
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Rich Smith, VCIA President