From: Captive International

The next generation of talent must be identified and educated if the captive insurance industry is to thrive – and events like CICA can help with that goal.

That is according to Anne Marie Towle, chief executive of Global Captive Solutions at Hylant, speaking to Captive International ahead of the annual CICA conference taking place March 5-7 in California.

“I’m a big advocate for getting that next generation into the captive industry,” Towle said. “Especially when it comes to recruiting and working with interns and then hiring those interns as full-time employees. CICA is a supporter of that vision as well with their NEXTGen initiative, and they are really driving that forward.

“CICA is a wonderful opportunity, with the depth and breadth of the education sessions. There will be a significant number of captive owners or perspective captive owners at the conference. It’s important to engage with those attendees, plus the markets and others in attendance.”

One initiative sees CICA promoting its student essay competition at this year’s conference in an effort to find that talent.

According to Towle the captive industry needs to keep a focus on educating and working with young students early on, to help them learn and understand what the captive insurance industry is.