Donald Riggin

Donald J. Riggin

CEO, The ART of Captives LLC

Contact Info

The ART of Captives LLC
2 Curtis Street, Suite 300
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 594-8762
Fax: (978) 880-8805


Don Riggin writes articles on the topic of captives and risk finance for

Mr. Riggin is the CEO of The ART of Captives, LLC, a consultancy specializing in alternative risk financing techniques. He also provides corporate and public sector clients with state-of-the-art risk financing advice and services. These include captive and self-insurance feasibility analysis, alternative risk transfer facility implementation and review services, and a wide spectrum of risk financing solutions.

Mr. Riggin's previous experience includes P&C risk financing practice leader at Spring Consulting Group, a Boston-based risk consultancy. He was managing director of product development at Liberty Mutual Alternative Markets and has more than 25 years of experience creating alternative risk financing structures as a broker and consultant.

Mr. Riggin is an accomplished author and speaker. He wrote and edited IRMI's Risk Financing, a quarterly reference service published by the International Risk Management Institute, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Riggin also wrote and edited Financing Risk & Reinsurance, a monthly journal devoted to enterprise risk management, financial reinsurance, and the convergence of the insurance and capital markets. FRR was also published by IRMI. Mr. Riggin is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition, the Captive Insurance Companies Association annual conference, and the World Captive Forum.

Mr. Riggin holds a bachelor of science degree from Towson University, as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and the Associate in Risk Management professional designations.”

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Nov 2017 Self-Insured Retentions versus Deductibles
Aug 2017 Form a Captive? No Thank You
Dec 2016 IRS Designates Sec. 831(b) (Small Captive) as Transactions of Interest
Aug 2016 The Greatest Captive Benefit
May 2016 The Value of Insurance
Feb 2016 Captive Feasibility Studies—Necessary?
Nov 2015 Self-Insuring D&O Liability: Commercial Insurance versus Indemnification Trust
Apr 2015 Captive Profits without Third-Party Business
Jan 2015 Captive Stories: The Genesis of Risk Shifting and Risk Distribution
Oct 2014 What Is Controlled, Unaffiliated, Insurance Business in a Captive?
Jul 2014 Captives: Renting versus Owning—The Debate Continues
Apr 2014 The Myth of Risk Management
Jan 2014 Captive Information on the Internet: Caveat Emptor
Nov 2012 Searching for the GUT (Grand Unifying Theory) Value of a Captive—A New Perspective (Part 1)
Oct 2012 Captive Loan-Backs versus Corporate Receivables
Sep 2012 Captive Domiciles—Everybody on the Bandwagon!
May 2012 The NRRA's Effect on Captives—What We Know
Feb 2012 Medical Stop-Loss Group Captives
Aug 2011 Is a Perfect Storm Coming for Europe's Insurers?
May 2011 What's in a Loss Ratio? More Than Meets the Eye!
Feb 2011 A Cautionary Tale about Captive Risk Distribution
Dec 2010 Evaluating Your Captive's Capital and Surplus Requirements
Aug 2010 Property Insurance Captives—A Funding Primer
May 2010 The Corridor Self-Insured Retention
Feb 2010 Captive Underwriting Profits—without Third-Party Business
Dec 2009 The Captive/Large Deductible Debate—A Philosophical Perspective
Aug 2009 Do Captives Earn Profits?
Feb 2009 Structured Insurance Programs
Nov 2008 Things To Know about Captive Insurance Companies
Aug 2008 Property Catastrophe Risk and Capital Markets Risk Transfer
May 2008 The Evolution of Finite Reinsurance and Financial Accounting Statement (FAS) 113
Nov 2007 Has the IRS Lost Its Collective Mind?
Aug 2007 Event Risk Financing: Thinking Beyond the Transfer versus Retain Paradigm
Jun 2007 Contingent Risk Capital
Feb 2007 The Importance of Calculating a Capital Charge for Insurable Risk Hedging Strategies
Dec 2006 Determining the Optimal Combination of Risk Retention and Risk Transfer
Oct 2006 Insuring Property Risks in a Captive


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