Cryptocurrencies, their benefits, uses—and dangers—represent a polarising issue but the captive sector has good reason to keep a close watch on their development. Captive International investigates.
The insurtech revolution has worked its way into the captive insurance sector, but as with any emerging technology, every opportunity is not without some challenge, as Gavin Woods, counsel, and Josephine Noddings, associate, at Appleby’s Bermuda office explain.
Agribusiness encompasses a large number of operations, each with common and distinct risks that may be suitable for a captive insurance company, explains John Talley of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.
Tatjana Winter, head of research at BlockART Institute, explores cryptocurrencies and how they are connected to blockchain technology.
When US Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the captive insurance industry was left wondering how the changes would affect captive programmes. Niki Garceau and Daniel Kusaila of Crowe Horwath explore the impact of the new legislation.
Multi-asset strategies can provide an attractive investment approach for captive insurance companies, as Andries Hoekema, global head of insurance segment, HSBC Global Asset Management, explains.
Emerging risks, new tax laws, and new structures are all reshaping the captive landscape. Captive International reported live from the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) 2018 International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, to explore some of these changes.
Cyber risk is evolving but so are the risk transfer solutions available, Anup Seth, managing director of Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda), tells Captive International.
International financial centres such as Barbados must develop a niche strategy within the limitations of a new world order requiring more onerous governance and regulation, as Ricardo Knight & Kirk Cyrus of JLT Barbados explain.
There is an increasing appetite from multinationals to explore the benefits that captives bring when reinsuring employee benefits programmes, says Matthias Helmbold, head technical & services, MAXIS Global Benefits Network.