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2023 Captive International Cayman Focus published, announces 2022 Cayman Awards results

Cayman Islands28-11-2022Captive

Captive International publishes the latest edition of Cayman Focus incorporating the 2022 Captive International Cayman Awards, just before the opening of the Cayman Captive Forum.

Mergers under ‘common control’—a problem shared is a problem halved

Cayman Islands02-12-2021

Economic disruption wrought by COVID-19 continues to impact decision-makers across industries. The insurance sector was no exception to the hardening marketplace, particularly for actors within the healthcare sector. Boards of directors require a creative and flexible approach to weather this storm, write Dara Keogh, Alan Shek and Preshan Moodliar of Grant Thornton.

A smarter approach to reinsuring long-term liabilities

Bermuda, Cayman Islands07-04-2021

Setting up reinsurance companies in jurisdictions such as Bermuda or Cayman gives life insurers significantly more flexibility to manage the complex challenges they face, such as interest rate and longevity risk, says Patrick Ferguson of Marsh.

Tax considerations for captives owners in foreign jurisdictions

Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean, North America09-03-2021

When starting a captive insurance company in a foreign jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands or Bermuda, many prospective captive owners may be excited about the potential tax benefits. However, these tax benefits should never be a primary reason to form a captive, says Daniel Greaves of Grant Thornton.

Captive International names the winners of the 2020 Captive International Cayman Awards

Cayman Islands08-12-2020

Captive International has named the winners of the Captive International Cayman Awards, which recognise the best-in-class providers across the full spectrum of disciplines active in the captive insurance field. They are based on feedback received from the captives industry, and in particular from readers of Captive International.

Leaders of the pack: at the cutting edge of Cayman captives

Cayman Islands18-06-2020Captive

Some of the winners of our inaugural Captive International Cayman Awards gathered at a roundtable event in the Cayman Islands, delivered by Captive International and hosted by KPMG. The event, which took place before COVID-19 truly came to the fore, represented an opportunity for the winners to share insights on the captive insurance landscape in Cayman and discuss opportunities around its future growth and success.

The captive industry’s brain drain

North America15-01-2020Captive

As a generation of experienced captive insurance professionals retires, the industry is at risk of losing a reservoir of experience, brainpower and knowledge. The community as a whole needs to do more to ensure it hires new, young talent to absorb this knowledge—before the baby-boomers are all gone, says Jeff Kehler at Somers Risk Consulting.

Cayman’s disruptive innovators

Cayman Islands, North America02-12-2019Captive

Cayman’s captive insurance and reinsurance markets are seeing exciting new trends, with new business lines creating value for existing and future stakeholders, say Aon’s Howard Byrne and Ghislain Ghyoot, and PwC’s Ricardo Agrella.

Micro captive, micro problem

Cayman Islands, United States11-11-2019Captive

Micro captive growth has slowed down considerably as potential owners digest the implications of IRS manoeuvres against the industry. But the presence of a few bad apples should not detract from the good work done by most captives, says Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International.

Captive insurance outlook: 2018 and 2019

North America13-12-2018Captive, Legislation, M&ANate Reznicek

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.

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