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Captives as a profit centre part 2: The future of corporate risk hedging

Global25-01-2018Captive, Risk management

Innovative risk transfer will influence the future of the captive as a business model, as Marcus Schmalbach of BlockART Institute explains.

5 reasons captive insurance companies fail

North America17-01-2018Captive, Legislation

Like any other business sector, captives occasionally have to be sold or wound up. Stephanie Mocatta, CEO, and Tom Hodson, general counsel, SOBC Sandell offer five reasons for failure, and suggest some solutions.

Puerto Rico: an emerging captive domicile

Latin America12-01-2018Captive

Puerto Rico is working on its strategy to become the ‘Singapore of the West’, explains David Kirkup, CFO and COO of Captive Alternatives.

The future of captives as a profit centre: Part 1


Innovative risk transfer will influence the future of the captive as a business model, as Marcus Schmalbach of BlockART Institute explains.

Tax reform – what’s next for captives?

North America06-12-2017Captive

US Tax Reform has now passed the Senate. Next steps are to reconcile the House and Senate bills, and then issue the final rules. David Kirkup, CFO and COO at Captive Alternatives, explores what this will mean, if anything, for captive insurance companies in the next year.

Low interest rates: is the end in sight?

United States01-12-2017Alternative risk transfer, Legislation, Risk management

The Federal Reserve has announced a programme for the reduction of its balance sheet, and a potential normalisation of global short-term rates looks closer to becoming a market reality, as Andrew Baron of Butterfield Asset Management explains.

The importance of ethics

Cayman Islands, Global01-12-2017Captive

The inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the equity portion of investments of a captive’s portfolio could increase diversification, reduce risk and improve the portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns, says Stephen Price of RBC Dominion Securities Global.

831(b) – The future of a flawed model

North America27-11-2017Captive

The reputation of 831(b)s has become tarnished, and business owners are considering whether these structures are worth the trouble, explains David Kirkup, COO and CFO at Captive Alternatives.

The Future of Insurance - Blockchain Captives

Europe, Global, United States20-11-2017Captive, PCCs

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.

Think and analyse, not plug and play

North America02-10-2017Captive, Ratings

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.

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