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.
Working closely with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman has helped the Cayman government maintain its position as a leader in captives, writes Premier the Hon. Alden McLaughlin.
Various captive insurance domiciles currently on the EU’s ‘grey list’ have been asked to address concerns relating to economic substance lest they get put on the blacklist. But what exactly does that mean? Captive International has the details.
Moody’s ratings agency has faced allegations from a former employee around the accounting practices of its captive, Moody’s Assurance Company. Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management looks at the wider implications.
US tax reform, natural catastrophes and new technologies are all shifting insurance market conditions, which is having an impact on captives in Bermuda, explains Gary Harris of Appleby.
Against a backdrop of legislative pressures, Brexit and BEPS, many companies in Europe are reconsidering why they need a captive, as Alexandra Gedge of JLT Insurance Management explains.
Solvency II, Brexit and OECD BEPS are some of the influential forces reshaping the captives domicile landscape in Europe, and many captive owners are looking at the growing attractiveness of onshore vs offshore, explains Ciaran Healy of Willis Towers Watson.
Fresh from its victory in the Avrahami and Reserve Mechanical cases, the IRS has set its sights on three more small captives. If it keeps winning, could that spell doom and gloom for the small captives sector, or the wider captive insurance industry? Captive International investigates.