Cayman captives are increasingly converting to segregated portfolio companies, particularly in the healthcare sector and as a result of US healthcare reform. Paul Scrivener and Stefanie Suckoo at Solomon Harris review the conversion process and the options available to captives.
Michael Frick, writing for US healthcare risk management consultant Pendulum, details how protecting providers’ responses to adverse medical events can help strengthen healthcare delivery.
Ben Leung and Rennie Khan of PKF (Cayman) and Steven Glicksman of Glicksman Consulting provide their insights into loss reserves and confidence levels from the perspective of an actuary and an auditor.
Ian Lomas of RSM explores how the impact of proposed accounting standards will extend beyond the insurance industry.
FATCA has changed the tax position of companies working with US clients and Cayman captives would do well to consider its effects. Tim Min unpicks some of the complexities.
Craig Redcliffe of EY tells Cayman Captive how a seismic shift in the reinsurance market could mean new opportunities for the captive insurance industry.
Gary R Markham of LSG tells Cayman Captive why e-bidding will put captives back in control of their outsourced professional services.
Achieving investment returns on cash, fixed income and other perceived ‘safe’ instruments continues to be difficult in today’s market environment. Colin Freeman and Richard Zulick of Barclays explore the optimal level of portfolio risk captives could potentially achieve in the face of such conditions.
Managed mutual funds have the potential to outperform their benchmarks, but their prospects are generally slim. Brian Wimmer, Sandeep Chhabra and Daniel Wallick of Vanguard warn that captives need to take a longer view when it comes to their fund performance expectations.
Ed Goard of Munder Capital explores the delay in the Fed’s programme of QE tapering and what this will mean for captive investment strategies.