Don’t heed the ‘Chicken Littles’: the outcomes of recent court cases should not hurt the legitimate wing of risk pools, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.
A regulatory enforcement action has raised the spectre of how and whether captives may be subject to unexpected premium tax liabilities in states outside their domicile. Joseph Holahan of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin explores the issue.
The captives world is processing the implications of two high-profile court cases involving captives. Here, John Talley, captive program manager in the Missouri Department of Insurance, gives his perspective on what the cases mean for regulators.
Against a backdrop of legal battles and regulatory changes, small captives have been through a lot. But how much has the landscape changed, and are 831(b)s still an attractive option for the middle market? US Captive investigates.
As the cannabis industry in the US continues to grow, its insurance needs grow with it. Inadequacies of the commercial market and complex coverage needs present a prime opportunity for captives to step in, so what does the future hold? US Captive investigates.
US tax reform has increased the burden of tax compliance for captive insurers and created uncertainty as to where one might choose to domicile, although it’s not all bad news, explains Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.
Labuan prides itself on being a unique midshore jurisdiction that doesn’t compete with, but rather complements, its Asian neighbours, as Farah Jaafar-Crossby, CEO of the Labuan International Business and Finance Centre Inc, tells Captive International.
Ahead of the Bermuda Captive Conference in June, one of the captives industry’s best-attended events globally, Captive International sought the views of Jeremy Cox of the Bermuda Monetary Authority and Premier David Burt to assess how they characterise the Island’s enduring appeal for captives.
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.
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.