Category Archives: Captives

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 →

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


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 →