David L. Brown and Ian Lomas of EY give their views on the current position and many advantages of the Cayman Islands as a domicile for captive insurance.
The Federal Reserve has announced a programme for the reduction of its balance sheet, and a potential normalisation of global short-term rates looks closer to becoming a market reality, as Andrew Baron of Butterfield Asset Management explains.
The inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the equity portion of investments of a captive’s portfolio could increase diversification, reduce risk and improve the portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns, says Stephen Price of RBC Dominion Securities Global.
The trend of Cayman captives writing unrelated risk is continuing and should come as no surprise, as Ian Bridges of Global Captive Management explains.
There are some good reasons that the Cayman Islands has developed into a world leader in captives. Charting 35 years in the business in Cayman, George Rusu and Nick Hentges of Captive Resources explain what they feel makes the jurisdiction special—and so successful.
Phillip Giles, vice president of sales and marketing, accident and health, at QBE North America, explores the different approaches to self-funded medical plans.
Increased regulation and global complexity has prompted PwC to increase the size and depth of its team specialising in the area of tax advice and compliance in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
With huge annual costs of employee health and risk benefits, multinational companies are continuing to explore alternative finance solutions. Speaking with Captive International, Mark Cook, director at Willis Towers Watson, looks at the advantages and disadvantages of two approaches: multinational pooling and captives.
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.
With a very active profile in the market, Tom Dixon, M&A Analyst for R&Q, tells Captive International the company’s rationale behind acquiring captive insurance companies in runoff.