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Three technologies that allow captives to compete with the top insurtech firms

Europe18-02-2019Alan Cabello

A fully digital captive might allow corporates to see the benefits that today only new retail players such as insurtech Lemonade can offer, according to Alan Cabello, general manager of Adjoint Switzerland, who lays out the building blocks of a successful digital captive.

Five amazing realities about blockchain and captive insurance

North America07-02-2019Matthew Queen

Blockchain is set to transform the insurance industry, and by extension the captives sector. Matthew Queen, chief compliance officer and general counsel of Venture Captive Management, explores five different angles of how captives will benefit.

Why schemes need to be mindful of the 20:50 rule - and how ICCs can help

Guernsey04-02-2019Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley

It is only a matter of time before a more simplified approach to longevity swaps becomes more prevalent, Robus Insurance (Guernsey) directors Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley, explain.

831(b) ‘conspiracy’ bigger than Artex and Gallagher: LFDS lawyer

North America28-01-2019LegislationOwen Faulkner

The Arizona-based lawsuit Shivkov v Artex Risk Solutions is being followed with great interest by the captive insurance industry, perhaps with good reason. One of the lead lawyers involved in the case now claims the alleged conspiracy is larger than it seems. He explained why to Captive International.

Five reasons missing the cannabis insurance train will kill captive managers

North America21-01-2019Matthew Queen

With the cannabis industry expected to generate over $20 billion in US sales in 2021 and only a handful of insurers active in this space, there is a prime opportunity for captive insurers to step in. An inherent conflict at a federal level scares away many captive managers, but those not willing to act might get left behind. Matthew Queen, chief compliance officer and general counsel of Venture Captive Management, has the details.

Regulations steering Bermuda captives ahead of the competition

14-01-2019LegislationMatthew Carr

Regulatory changes scheduled to be tabled before the Bermuda House of Assembly place Bermuda on a steady yet progressive footing to steer the captive market forward for years to come, says Matthew Carr, senior associate, corporate, of Appleby's Bermuda office.

Captives’ central role in the construction industry

07-01-2019CaptiveThomas Stokes

Contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industry face challenges that are not only unique by specialty, but even from one company to the next. Captive insurance is playing an increasingly central role in addressing the day-to-day challenges of this specialised industry, explains Thomas Stokes, managing partner at JLT Insurance Management.

Captives for defined benefit pensions

Guernsey01-01-2019Alternative risk transfer, CaptiveDavid Riley and Frank Oldham

Against a backdrop of high-profile failures and closures of benefit schemes, captives have become an attractive alternative over the last few years, explains David Riley, risk consultant, and Frank Oldham, strategic consultant, at Robus Group.

Shivkov v Artex and more 831(b) blues

North America17-12-2018CaptiveMatthew Queen

Captive managers and promoters including Gallagher and Artex have come under fire for allegedly conspiring to sell and manage illegal tax shelter captive insurance strategies. Matthew Queen, general counsel & chief compliance officer at Venture Captive Management, provides some insight into the lawsuit.

Conditional licensing: a faster way to do captives

North America13-12-2018Captive, LegislationOwen Faulkner

Delaware has introduced a ‘speed to market’ approach to setting up captives with the introduction of its conditional licensing programme. Captive International spoke with Steve Kinion about this new legislation and other developments.

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