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BEPS and substance requirements: Hugh’s views

Guernsey08-04-2019Hugh Rosenbaum

Guernsey has satisfied the much-debated OECD BEPS substance requirements for captives operating there. Industry veteran and retired principal of Towers Watson, Hugh Rosenbaum, shares his views.

Economic substance and Bermuda’s insurance industry

Bermuda29-03-2019CaptiveJanine Carey

Bermuda’s insurers—and, by extension, captive insurers—have until July 1 to satisfy the government’s new economic substance requirements, which have a considerably broad scope. Janine Carey, associate at Appleby, has the details.

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.

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.

Captive insurance outlook: 2018 and 2019

North America13-12-2018Captive, Legislation, M&ANate Reznicek

From high profile court cases to new regulations and M&A, 2018 has been an eventful year for the captive insurance industry—and 2019 could bring further changes. Nate Reznicek, director of operations at CIC Services, shares his views.

Grey skies for sunny Cayman?

Cayman Islands28-11-2018CaptiveOwen Faulkner

The Cayman Islands has been placed on the EU’s ‘grey list’ of cooperative jurisdictions—but what does this mean for the domicile, and by extension the captive insurance sector? Cayman Captive reports.

Keeping Cayman competitive

Cayman Islands28-11-2018CaptiveCindy Scotland

The Cayman Islands insurance sector is projected to grow steadily in 2018 and 2019, and a number of steps have been taken to engage with new markets and keep the domicile competitive, explains Cindy Scotland of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

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