Market conditions have been extremely unusual in 2021, with stock prices climbing at the same time as bond yields fell. A number of very specific factors have caused this uncoupling, as the Fed bets on growth trumping inflation, says Jack Meskunas of Oppenheimer & Co.
From the UAE to Saudi Arabia, interest in using captives to write a variety of risks—including property, casualty, and financial and professional lines—is increasing across the Persian Gulf, says Marsh’s Ronny Vellekoop.
Concert is a new fronting company that aims to serve captives and programmes that are being underserved by traditional players, and provide a high quality service. Captive International caught up with its CEO and one of its founders to find out more.
CLIC, a cannabis risk retention group that launched in 2020, demonstrates Nevada’s flexibility and will offer a lifeline to businesses that are being effectively shut out of the financial system. Insurance consultant Hugh Rosenbaum spoke to its founder.
Companies tend to think about their optimal risk retention levels very infrequently. Paying more regular attention to this question could reap significant rewards, and companies that have a captive have a significant advantage, say Enoch Starnes and Michelle Bradley of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group.
Driven by continually rising healthcare costs, smaller and mid-sized companies are increasingly looking to leverage the benefits of self-funded plans using captives, says Joseph Parrilli of Captive Resources.
Chiara Nannini, director at Conyers Bermuda, outlines some of the key regulatory and tax-related developments that Bermuda-based captives need to be aware of.
KPMG in Bermuda, in association with Captive International, hosted a roundtable on developments and opportunities in the Latin American captive insurance market, bringing together a group of Bermuda-based experts in the field for a wide-ranging discussion.
A number of factors have come together to increase the role self-insurance is playing in meeting corporate risk management needs, say Bron Turner and Damion Henderson of KPMG Bermuda.
Delaware’s captive insurance industry is characterised by its high degree of intimacy, with constant dialogue between market participants and the regulator ensuring it is always an easy place to do business, says Joanne Shaver of the Delaware Captive Insurance Association.