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.
Against a backdrop of high-profile failures and closures of benefit schemes, captives have become an attractive alternative over the last few years, explains David Riley, risk consultant, and Frank Oldham, strategic consultant, at Robus Group.
Industry executives speaking at the Guernsey Insurance Forum remain optimistic for the future of the domicile and its relationship with the UK and the rest of Europe. Captive International reports.
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.
Against a backdrop of legislative pressures, Brexit and BEPS, many companies in Europe are reconsidering why they need a captive, as Alexandra Gedge of JLT Insurance Management explains.
Guernsey’s longstanding business ties with China are starting to generate captive insurance business from the country, says Dominic Wheatley of Guernsey Finance
For products that are difficult or even impossible to insure, the combination of the blockchain with parametric triggers seems to reveal possibilities which previously could only be dreamed about, says Tatjana Winter of the BlockART Institute.
Solvency II, Brexit and OECD BEPS are some of the influential forces reshaping the captives domicile landscape in Europe, and many captive owners are looking at the growing attractiveness of onshore vs offshore, explains Ciaran Healy of Willis Towers Watson.
There are several key areas that captive owners and international regulators might wish to consider in the pursuit of optimising an insured’s risk finance strategy, as Stuart King of SRS Europe and Derick White of Strategic Risk Solutions explain.
The OECD’s latest proposed changes to international tax law take aim at multinational enterprises and intra-group transactions. But what do they mean for the industry? JLT Insurance Management’s Kiki Oyemhen and Alexandra Gedge break it down.