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

Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Tuesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_imgOFA. Meadows (L)BAL@TBTue 7:10D. Bundy (R)$5000$4200$22UPGRADE Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Tuesday’s SP rankings | Fantasy Alarm PRO toolsToday’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, April 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY!AnalysisSPC. McHugh (R)HOU@OAKTue 10:07M. Estrada (R)$8800$9400$43UPGRADE Tonight features a 15-game slate on FanDuel and a 13-game slate on DraftKings. There are a bunch of solid pitching options from which to choose, so this is a nice day for those who like to enter multiple MLB DFS lineups in various contests across the two sites.There are no weather worries today, so that’s a plus, but with three games starting after 10 p.m. ET, you might have to sweat out some lineup announcements, especially on FanDuel, which includes both the Red Sox-Yankees (6:35 p.m. ET first pitch) and Pirates-Tigers (6:40 p.m. ET).  3BB. Drury (R)TOR@MINTue 7:40K. Gibson (R)$2900$2000$7UPGRADE 3BH. Dozier (R)KC@CWSTue 8:10R. López (R)$3900$3600$18UPGRADE SPM. Minor (L)LAA@TEXTue 8:05J. Barria (R)$7000$7300$36UPGRADE Brandon Drury, 3B, Blue Jays @ Twins. Kyle Gibson has been awful to start the season, and while I expect a rebound, if you need to save some cash at third, Drury is very cheap. The season has been slow going for him, but Drury provides a punt play who has power and speed and gives you the flexibility to get other guys into your lineup.Alex Verdugo, OF, Dodgers vs. Reds. With Cody Bellinger out, Verdugo should be in the lineup tonight. He has been great in limited time and gets to face Tyler Mahle, who can get beat for home runs. Just make sure to check the lineup before lock.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! SPT. Glasnow (R)BAL@TBTue 7:10D. Bundy (R)$10600$10600$43UPGRADE 2BO. Albies (B)ARI@ATLTue 7:20R. Ray (L)$4000$3600$18UPGRADE CW. Contreras (R)CHI@MIATue 7:10P. Lopez (R)$4400$3800$17UPGRADE Kenta Maeda, SP, Dodgers vs. Reds. Maeda is our top projected value on DraftKings and our No. 2 value on FanDuel. He gets a struggling Reds offense at home. He might not be worth his price to many, but with so many different options, he won’t be highly owned, making him a decent contrarian play for GPPs.Wilson Ramos, C, Mets @ Phillies. Ramos is absolutely crushing the ball right now. He sports a .351 xBA and a 56.8-percent hard-hit percentage. The only thing that isn’t happening right now for Ramos is home runs, but that is matter of time. Tonight he faces off against Nick Pivetta, who has been a homer machine thus far.MORE: Tuesday’s MLB Betting Picks | Fantasy Alarm PRO ToolsCarlos Santana, 1B, Indians @ Mariners. Santana isn’t a high-upside play, but he has a ton of safety for cash games. He has a .400 batting average with a 1.071 OPS and gets to face lackluster veteran Mike Leake. There isn’t too much to be afraid of in the Indians offense, but Jose Ramirez is starting to come around and Santana should benefit from some nice pitches.Garrett Hampson, 2B, Rockies @ Padres. Hampson has struggled this year, but he’s started to show some signs of life and has been hitting in the two-hole against lefties since Ryan McMahon went down. His extremely cheap price on FanDuel makes him an almost must-play.Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers vs. Angels. Call it a juiced ball or say that last year should be thrown out because of injury, but either way, Andrus is raking. He has an xBA and xwOBA among the top six percent of the league and already has three home runs and four stolen bases. The Rangers offense is better than people realize. I like Andrus in both cash and GPPs. SPK. Maeda (R)CIN@LATue 10:10T. Mahle (R)$9000$8600$37UPGRADE 1BJ. Smoak (B)TOR@MINTue 7:40K. Gibson (R)$4200$3300$17UPGRADE 1BP. Alonso (R)NYM@PHITue 7:05N. Pivetta (R)$4900$4500$27UPGRADE OFM. Brantley (L)HOU@OAKTue 10:07M. Estrada (R)$4200$3800$19UPGRADE OFK. Kiermaier (L)BAL@TBTue 7:10D. Bundy (R)$4400$3500$21UPGRADE OFY. Puig (R)CIN@LATue 10:10K. Maeda (R)$3700$2400$10UPGRADE CD. Jansen (R)TOR@MINTue 7:40K. Gibson (R)$3200$2100$7UPGRADE 2BB. Lowe (L)BAL@TBTue 7:10D. Bundy (R)$4400$3600$19UPGRADE CW. Ramos (R)NYM@PHITue 7:05N. Pivetta (R)$3900$2800$15UPGRADE 2BG. Hampson (R)COL@SDTue 9:10N. Margevicius (L)$3500$2100$7UPGRADE 3BJ. Turner (R)CIN@LATue 10:10T. Mahle (R)$4100$3500$16UPGRADE 3BJ. Donaldson (R)ARI@ATLTue 7:20R. Ray (L)$4000$3800$19UPGRADE 1BC. Santana (B)CLE@SEATue 10:10M. Leake (R)$4200$3800$18UPGRADE OFC. Yelich (L)STL@MILTue 7:40J. Flaherty (R)$5400$4800$27UPGRADE SPS. Bieber (R)CLE@SEATue 10:10M. Leake (R)$8600$10000$43UPGRADE SST. Story (R)COL@SDTue 9:10N. Margevicius (L)$4500$3700$24UPGRADE SSF. Tatis Jr. (R)COL@SDTue 9:10J. Gray (R)$4300$3700$23UPGRADE SSE. Andrus (R)LAA@TEXTue 8:05J. Barria (R)$4900$4100$21UPGRADE OFI. Desmond (R)COL@SDTue 9:10N. Margevicius (L)$3300$2300$10UPGRADE 3BJ. Ramírez (B)CLE@SEATue 10:10M. Leake (R)$4200$3100$12UPGRADE 3BY. Moncada (B)KC@CWSTue 8:10J. López (R)$4800$3800$23UPGRADE OFM. Conforto (L)NYM@PHITue 7:05N. Pivetta (R)$4800$4400$25UPGRADE SPS. Strasburg (R)SF@WSHTue 7:05D. Rodríguez (R)$10300$10900$47UPGRADE OFT. Pham (R)BAL@TBTue 7:10D. Bundy (R)$4500$3800$25UPGRADE 2BW. Merrifield (R)KC@CWSTue 8:10R. López (R)$5000$4300$26UPGRADE 2BB. Zobrist (B)CHI@MIATue 7:10P. Lopez (R)$3600$2700$13UPGRADE OFA. Verdugo (L)CIN@LATue 10:10T. Mahle (R)$4100$2800$9UPGRADE OFB. Nimmo (L)NYM@PHITue 7:05N. Pivetta (R)$4100$3500$19UPGRADE 1BM. Reynolds (R)COL@SDTue 9:10N. Margevicius (L)$3900$2400$12UPGRADE SPP. Lopez (R)CHI@MIATue 7:10J. Quintana (L)$6900$6400$29UPGRADElast_img read more