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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.