James P. McNichols
ACAS, MAAA, MIAA
Mr. McNichols is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a Member of the International Actuarial Association (MIAA). Prior to joining Huggins, he was the Chief Actuary for several different international (re)insurance companies including, XL Capital (Bermuda), Greenlight Re (Cayman Islands) and Southport Re (New York).
A consulting actuary with 30+ years of experience in Property and Casualty actuarial and ERM, Mr. McNichols recent areas of focus include structured (captive) reinsurance solutions, risk capital modeling, financial market risks (i.e.,interest rate, recessions, foreign exchange and commodity pricing risks), and credit & mortgage risks.
Mr. McNichols has published on several topics including financial guaranty derivatives and market pricing risk analytics. He is a frequent presenter at insurance industry symposia. Jim also currently serves as enterprise faculty to Clemson University – Risk Engineering and System Analytics, a collaboration with AIG, lecturing masters level courses in actuarial and enterprise risk management.
Mr. McNichols attained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in financial mathematics, from the University of Illinois.