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Inflation up, rates down?

North America22-07-2021

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.

Dubai’s captives offering comes of age

EMEA19-07-2021Captive

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.

Fronting, done differently

North America09-07-2021

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.

A new cannabis group captive

North America08-07-2021Captive

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.

Evaluating captive retention structures in a hard market

North America07-07-2021

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.

Using group captives to control total healthcare spend

North America16-06-2021

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.

Tailwinds driving captive sector growth

Bermuda07-06-2021

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.

What makes Delaware unique as a captive domicile

North America07-06-2021

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.

Revisiting your captive strategy: maximising the efficiency of existing captives and building out their use

Bermuda03-06-2021

A regular health check is recommended for your captive to determine whether it is still fit for purpose, say Bron Turner and Jonathan Barnes of KPMG in Bermuda.

Need to know: understanding the benefits of captives

North America26-05-2021

In a hardening market where reinsurers are increasingly reluctant to deploy their capital, the option of issuing coverage from a captive is more attractive than ever. Courtney Claflin, executive director of the University of California captives programme, explains.

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