Recommendations from the OECD have reversed the burden of proof on the legitimacy of captives, referring to them as potential vehicles for tax avoidance. Captive International speaks with Fabrice Frère, managing director at Aon Risk Solutions, about the onerous task of preparing for a potential BEPS audit which now falls upon captive owners.
Captives have had plenty of time to prepare for the new requirements under Solvency II, so is it all done and dusted, asks Udo Kappes, chairman of the European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners Association.
In the second of his articles on captives as a 21st century risk management tool Marcus Schmalbach of the Fachhochschule des Mittelstands examines the effects of megatrends on insurance.
Healthcare captives play an increasingly large role in the global captives market. Cayman Captive takes a look at recent developments.
The threat of cyber crime is greater than ever for corporates around the world, and it may surprise some to discover that this complex and rapidly changing risk is starting to find its way into some captives. Cayman Captive explores the logic of such a move.
Pioneer’s group captive programme is providing employee benefits coverage to healthcare employer groups. Mark Troutman of Summit Reinsurance Services and Chris Payne of Alternative Risk Underwriting present a case study of the programme to Cayman Captive.
Under new ownership there are many opportunities for carefully expanding the United Insurance Company offering, and the firm is looking forward to another 40 years of successfully serving its clients, as Andrew Cater explains.
Using a non-traditional reinsurance structure can address issues relating to both assets and liabilities, providing significant risk transfer, capital relief and protection against asset volatility and underperformance, says Nick Campbell of Third Point Re.
Cayman’s hospital and healthcare captives are expanding their writings to include medical stop loss coverage for their self-funded employee benefit healthcare plans, as Phillip Giles of QBE North America explains.
How much of a threat does the US pose to Cayman’s captives market? Cayman Captive investigates.