Category Archives: Captives

Scariest Risks of 2016


As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

If you want to do more with your captive, try asking your colleagues


As you’ve probably noticed, it’s a pretty cut-throat world out there. Companies are continuously jostling for market share, each trying to out-do one another in delivering the best, freshest and most exciting products or solutions to the ever-growing demands of … Continue reading →

New coverage can include talent and loyalty


The alternative risk transfer (ART) market offers solutions when traditional insurance faces challenges like capacity constraints, timeliness/certainty of payment, multiyear or multiline transfer needs, or hedges for risk which are not covered under the usual policies. Continue reading →

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


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?


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


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?


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 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?


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 →