Marsh appoints Julie Boucher to lead US captive management operations

first_imgMarsh, the world s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, has appointed Julie S. Boucher as leader of the firm s U.S. Captive Solutions Practice, which currently manages nearly 350 captive insurance companies in seven major U.S. domiciles and has 114 employees.Ms. Boucher, a managing director of Marsh based in the Burlington, Vermont office, will be responsible for the growth and development of the U.S. captive domicile operations, including Vermont, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Ms. Boucher, who has been with Marsh for 21 years, has held a number of management positions with the firm.  Most recently, she was head of the firm s Captive Solutions Practice in Vermont, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm s captive management and servicing operations in the state.  She also has been involved in establishing Marsh s operations in a number of existing U.S. captive domiciles.A certified public accountant, Ms. Boucher earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Louisiana.  A member of the Vermont Society of CPAs and the AICPA, Ms. Boucher is active in the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and formerly served on the state s Captive Advisory Board.With nearly 450 employees in 31 captive insurance domiciles worldwide, Marsh s Captive Solutions Practice currently manages more than 1,100 captive insurance companies.  The Practice provides a full range of captive management services, including actuarial, auditing, benchmarking, captive assessments, and related advisory and consulting services, such as captive feasibility studies, strategic reviews, and assistance with domicile selection.Headquartered in New York, Marsh has 24,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), a global professional services firm with more than 54,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion. MMC also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy; and Kroll, the risk consulting firm. MMC s stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC s Web Site is www.mmc.com(link is external) . Marsh s Web site is www.marsh.com(link is external).Source: Marsh. BURLINGTON, Vermont, April 7, 2009last_img read more

Tiger Woods not ruling out playing at Presidents Cup

first_imgUnited States captain Tiger Woods has not ruled out playing at the Presidents Cup, saying the final decision would be his.Woods will lead USA against the International team in Melbourne in December as they chase an eighth straight Presidents Cup win. Woods has struggled since winning the Masters in April, missing two cuts and withdrawing from the Northern Trust as he failed to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.He finished 13th in the Presidents Cup standings for USA, behind the eight qualified players ⁠— Koepka, Thomas, Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau ⁠— and Tony Finau, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed. BMW Championship: Justin Thomas moves to No. 1 in FedEx Cup standings after win Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson headline a star-studded USA outfit, but Woods may yet choose himself as a captain’s pick.”My job as the captain is to put together the best team possible and try and put together the best 12 guys,” the 15-time major champion told reporters Monday. Related Newscenter_img Tiger Woods on missing Tour Championship: ‘I’ll be watching the guys on TV’ “That’s what I’m trying to do. We’ll be going through the whole process of having open communication with our top eight guys and my vice-captains.For Captain @TigerWoods pic.twitter.com/l9dZiXeC7a— Presidents Cup (@PresidentsCup) August 18, 2019″That is something that we will certainly talk about, whether I should play or not play. Ultimately, it’s going to be my call whether I do play or not as the captain.”But I want to have all of their opinions before that decision is made.”last_img read more

PPP still to make decision on 2020 elections Presidential Candidate

first_imgAs the hearing of the constitutionality of presidential term limits looms in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the main opposition group, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), are still undecided on who will be on their Presidential ticket for the 2020 General and Regional Elections.This was confirmed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at his press conference on Thursday. Observing that he is more interested in building his party’s base than being bothered by an ongoing court matter, Jagdeo declared: “When the right time comes, we will decide on a Presidential candidate. This matter that’s going on in court is outside of the PPP, but if the APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) thinks that I’m going to put all the PPP eggs in a Jagdeo basket, they are wrong…I’m not too worried about term limits,” he declared.His comments followed speculation over his future, he having formerly served as President from 1999 to 2011 and having re-entered the field of active politics, albeit reluctantly.Jagdeo stressed that he is mostly concerned about ensuring that his party is victorious at the nation’s next polls.“I made it clear that the PPP is not decided on a presidential candidate for 2020. I’m General Secretary of the party, I took over in January last year after the congress, and my job as General Secretary is to work hard to transform the party, to widen its base and prepare it to win the elections regardless of what position I serve in,” he noted.He responded to questions posed by the media highlighting the Attorney General’s appeal to the CCJ of a landmark Appeals Court ruling in February 2017 — which declared that sovereignty resides in the people and not in the Parliament; and as such, certain fundamental clauses in the Constitution that serve to define its substantive nature can be altered only by a referendum of the people. This ruling signalled that an amendment to the Constitution on presidential term limits, which was enacted when the National Assembly altered Article 90 via a two-thirds vote in 2000, needs a referendum to make a final decision.AG Basil Williams and colleague Raphael Trotman, through private citizen Cedrick Richardson, have challenged the ruling in the CCJ. It is slated to heard through live video at 10:00 hrs on February 28. If that appeal is unsuccessful, then the voters of Guyana would have a choice of four classes of persons that were barred by Art 17 of 2001. These classes are: (A) that only a citizen by birth or of parentage can qualify to be the President; (B) that a person must be residing in Guyana on the date of nomination for election, (C) that a person must have been a resident for seven years immediately before that date, and (D) Citizens of Guyana who have served for two terms as President.Last elections, back in 2015, saw former President Donald Ramotar serving as the PPP’s Presidential Candidate while his running mate was Diplomat Elisabeth Harper, who served as the party’s prime ministerial candidate.last_img read more