Category Archives: Captives

BREXIT – Impact on EU captives and insurers: Pass-porting

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Following Brexit, captive owners and insurers have a maximum of two years from the triggering of Article 50, to formulate any contingency plan. Continue reading →

Captive management: time to reboot?

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There are few businesses that work in the same business environment as they did in previous years. This is why captive managers have some catching up to do. Continue reading →

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – For captives it’s not all about tax

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With the release of the long-awaited BEPS Action Plan  by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in October 2015, the recent focus of the captive industry has been to understand what the impact of these measures is likely … Continue reading →

How are companies using captives today?

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The number of insurance captives in the world today exceeds 7,000, and many of us in captive industry, including me, think that number is set to shoot up. Continue reading →

Modernizing the Liability Risk Retention Act for Risk Retention Groups

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A movement is underway to modernize the 33-year-old Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA) by reintroducing legislation allowing risk retention groups (RRGs) to provide commercial property insurance coverage. Continue reading →

Why Would you Choose Captive Solution in a Soft Market?

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In this short video interview for Re360.co I explain why, despite the current soft market, large and sophisticated insurance buyers are increasingly considering the use of captives as part of an integrated risk management programme. Continue reading →

Solvency II – A Burden or an Opportunity for Captives?

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The reality of Solvency II is now dawning on the whole insurance industry. After years of speculation and, in the case of many, millions of euros of expense and additional regulatory capital, insurance company owners are bracing themselves for pillars … Continue reading →

Captives Growing Old Gracefully

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At my age I feel entitled to look back in my dotage and remember what I see as the good ol’ days. Continue reading →

Shanghai – The World’s Largest Insurance Centre 2025?

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Reflecting on the success of our recent captive conference in Shanghai, I cannot help but see parallels in the potential development of captives in China to that seen in U.S. and Europe. Continue reading →

Is the Chinese Captive Dragon Stirring?

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There is huge interest from all sectors as the companies see a captive as a potential solution within an integrated risk management solution. Continue reading →