Aon Broker Kathryn Christensen Recognized as a 2019 Captives Power Broker
Kathryn Christensen, Senior Consultant, Aon
A digital asset exchange approached Aon’s Kathryn Christensen to do a feasibility study into using a captive to insure the assets it holds online. That entailed looking at a host of potential onshore and offshore domiciles and finding underwriters willing to write such hard-to-insure risks.
The client said: “Kathryn is very good at listening and understanding what our needs are. That, along with her industry knowledge and contacts, has enabled her to provide us with an array of potential solutions.”
Another client, a consumer credit reporting agency, also engaged Christensen to carry out a captive feasibility study focused on its professional liability lines.
Through asking the right questions of the client, she was able to provide multiple options for where the company could deploy a captive.
The client said: “What impressed me the most was Kathryn’s ability to quickly understand our business and then ask all of the right questions. Her inquisitiveness led us to consider the different ways to structure a captive and different utilities we can derive from having one that we’ve not considered before.
“Deploying a captive in different layers of our insurance tower is not a typical solution. But what blew us away was that she not only found and explained the layers where a captive could be utilized, but she already ran pro-forma financial statements to show us what the premium and expense would look like for the captive over the next four years.”
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