As technology becomes more and more important for the insurance industry, J. Matthew Queen, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Venture Captive Management takes a look at the road ahead for blockchain captives.
ERM involves a significant allocation of resources which many small and medium-sized businesses cannot afford, however a captive may provide a more viable alternatives, according to David Kirkup, COO and CFO at Captive Alternatives.
Long-term interest rates, particularly in Europe and the US, could be poised to rise and could rise substantially from current levels, says Andrew Baron, chief investment officer at Butterfield Asset Management.
Ian-Edward Stafrace, CRO of Atlas Insurance PCC in Malta, gives insight into how cells in Europe are promoting innovation in the insurance market.
Phillip Giles, vice president of sales and marketing, accident and health, at QBE North America, explores the different approaches to self-funded medical plans.
Disruption knows no boundaries—even rating agencies are not immune as a better way to assess risk emerges, says Tina Bukow of Kroll Bond Rating Agency.
In the second article of three on the use of blockchain in captives, Marcus Schmalbach of BlockART Institute investigates use cases and fields of application for existing captives, as well as potential reasons to set up a new captive within a company.
As the captive market has grown and thrived it has also caught the attention of regulators at all levels. This is something of a double-edged sword for a sector that thrives on innovation, argues Robert Myers of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin.
Implementing ACORD Standards improves data quality and flow, increases efficiency, and realises billion-dollar savings to the global insurance industry, as Bill Pieroni, president & CEO of ACORD, explains.
One of the most closely watched cases in the captive industry has drawn to a close, and the IRS has scored a win against 831(b)s in the case of Avrahami v Commissioner. Various experts weigh in on what can be taken away from this result.