Charlie Kirchofer

Charlie Kirchofer

Manager, Associate Team

Areas of Expertise: Actuarial Systems, Data Governance, Economic Trends on Insurance, Insurer Client Vendor Selections, Parametric and CAT Insurance, PropTech

Charlie Kirchofer is Manager, Associate Team at Aite-Novarica Group. His role includes hiring, training, and mentoring research and consulting associates, project resourcing, and enhancing the team’s strategic contributions to the organization. Prior to this, he was a Lead Associate at Novarica. Charlie previously held roles in market research and commercial due diligence; was a freelance editor, translator, and English and German language instructor; and was professor of Security Studies at UMass Lowell. He has a Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College London, an M.A. in International Relations from Webster University, Vienna, and a B.A. in Linguistics and German from Binghamton University.

Analyst Views

June 28, 2021
Ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide, as the recent attack on the Colonial Pipeline highlights. Insurers are raising premiums and limiting coverage in response to the growing number of ransomware-related claims. The rise in attacks has been so steep that the French government encouraged the insurer AXA to halt any ransomware-attack reimbursements in France for fear of...
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December 14, 2020
Erik Brynjolfsson, Daniel Rock, and Chad Syverson caused a minor sensation in 2018 when they proposed their “Productivity J-Curve.” It suggested that productivity growth in the past couple of decades has disappointed (at least in part) because investments in general-purpose technologies like AI and machine learning only really bear fruit in combination with investments in intangibles like...
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