Josh Magden serves as Vice President of Insurance and Institutional Marketing at Sage Advisory Services and works with insurance clients including general carriers and a range of self-insured groups such as captives, risk retention groups and risk pools to build regulatory and liability-sensitive portfolios. He writes regularly on insurance asset management topics and innovative approaches to some of the challenges faced by insurers in the current interest rate climate.
Prior to joining Sage, Josh was an investment banker structuring a wide range of bond issues for public agencies. Josh draws upon his extensive background with municipal bonds in helping insurers assess and craft tax-optimized portfolios. Josh received BA’s in Economics and Spanish from Grinnell College and an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
References to enterprise risk management (ERM) pervade insurance discussions of late. Driven by impending regulatory reform in the U.S. and UK, the investment-related aspects of ERM were amplified in the aftermath of the financial crisis, as insurers dealt with impairment and other-than-temporary-impairment (OTTI) issues in their portfolio, while at the same time operating in a […]
A significant component of managing a property/casualty insurance company’s investment portfolio is gap management — ensuring that asset cash flows and returns always exceed claims and expenses by a healthy amount. Because risk-based capital levels, as well as loss and combined ratios, inform various aspects of an insurer’s existence on everything from basic solvency to […]