Blockchain is set to transform the insurance industry, and by extension the captives sector. Matthew Queen, chief compliance officer and general counsel of Venture Captive Management, explores five different angles of how captives will benefit.
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.
Contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industry face challenges that are not only unique by specialty, but even from one company to the next. Captive insurance is playing an increasingly central role in addressing the day-to-day challenges of this specialised industry, explains Thomas Stokes, managing partner at JLT Insurance Management.
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.
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.
Premium financing has been gaining traction in the pure captives space—but what are the benefits? Dan Duncan of MW Premium Finance Corp has the details.
Hugh Rosenbaum is sceptical about the insistence on “market rates” by critics of captives and it’s beginning to sound to him like another commercial insurance anti-captive argument.