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  • An evolution in the world of private equity
    into a PE fund from “day one” is known as the “primary” market. Over the past decade, however, we have ... secondary market still remains much smaller than the primary market, with less than 2 percent of PE assets ...

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    • Authors: Mark W Whitford
    • Date: Jun 2020
    • Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration
    • Publication Name: Small Talk
    • Topics: Finance & Investments
  • Enterprise Risk Management:One size does not fit all
    Looking forward, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on MLRs will need to be consid- ered. ... life, or property and casualty (P&C)). Health care is considered a short- tailed line of business, ...

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    • Authors: Mark W Whitford
    • Date: Jan 2013
    • Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Strategic Insight and Integration>Strategy development; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: Health Watch
    • Topics: Annuities>Investment strategy - Annuities; Enterprise Risk Management>Portfolio management - ERM; Finance & Investments>Asset allocation; Finance & Investments>Asset liability management; Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Mortgage-Backed Securities Can Be a Valuable Addition to U.S. Treasury Bond Portfolios at Small-to-Mid- Sized Insurance Companies
    Mortgage-Backed Securities Can Be a Valuable Addition to U.S. Treasury Bond Portfolios at Small-to-Mid- ... mortgage loans, prepayment risk is generally a primary risk when investing in MBS versus U.S. Treasuries ...

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    • Authors: Mark W Whitford
    • Date: Mar 2014
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations
    • Publication Name: Small Talk
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments
  • Opportunities for Small Life Insurance Companies to Improve Asset Yields
    Opportunities for Small Life Insurance Companies to Improve Asset Yields Discuss investment ... having liability duration over 30 years (long- term care). As companies look to make an interest rate spread ...

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    • Authors: Mark W Whitford
    • Date: Sep 2014
    • Publication Name: Small Talk