Category Archives: Captives

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 →

China: Year of the Horse or Rather Year of the Captive?

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Is this the year when, finally, captives take off in China? To me all the signs suggest so: Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Captive Insurance

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We have been talking about climate change for what seems like forever; debating the causes and arguing over the consequences. The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urges that we respond now to the risks posed … Continue reading →

Why Would a Charity Use a Captive Insurer?

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Recently a major international charity announced their captive will expand from writing UK-only business to play a key role in their international property programme. But with no tax drivers, and no shareholders demanding increased profits, or demonstrations of risk governance, … Continue reading →

Will Asia Overtake the West in Captives?

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Globalisation brings more and more transparency, particularly in the fast moving risk management arena. The use of captives has, until now, been the domain of Western corporations. But now Asia wants to catch up. Continue reading →

Independent Manager vs Broker Manager: An Old Chestnut Revisited

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Ten years ago I wrote an article in which I commented on the debate (topical at that time) regarding the independence of brokers and captive managers.  Ten years on the debate remains but the issues have moved on.  Captive managers … Continue reading →

Emerging Captive Insurance Risk of 2013: Compliance in Local Territories

Emerging Risks

Captive owners and practitioners face the challenge of designing a cost-efficient and silent-running global insurance programme incorporating a captive whilst complying with local territory insurance premium tax (IPT) requirements. Continue reading →