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.
The Cayman Islands has been placed on the EU’s ‘grey list’ of cooperative jurisdictions—but what does this mean for the domicile, and by extension the captive insurance sector? Cayman Captive reports.
US tax reform, natural catastrophes and new technologies are all shifting insurance market conditions, which is having an impact on captives in Bermuda, explains Gary Harris of Appleby.
Fresh from its victory in the Avrahami and Reserve Mechanical cases, the IRS has set its sights on three more small captives. If it keeps winning, could that spell doom and gloom for the small captives sector, or the wider captive insurance industry? Captive International investigates.
Don’t heed the ‘Chicken Littles’: the outcomes of recent court cases should not hurt the legitimate wing of risk pools, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.
The captives world is processing the implications of two high-profile court cases involving captives. Here, John Talley, captive program manager in the Missouri Department of Insurance, gives his perspective on what the cases mean for regulators.
Against a backdrop of legal battles and regulatory changes, small captives have been through a lot. But how much has the landscape changed, and are 831(b)s still an attractive option for the middle market? US Captive investigates.
Much like Avrahami, the Reserve Mechanical case is another notch on the IRS’s belt as it continues on its warpath against small captives, hurting the legitimate structures in the process. But what went wrong? Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management breaks it down.
When US Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the captive insurance industry was left wondering how the changes would affect captive programmes. Niki Garceau and Daniel Kusaila of Crowe Horwath explore the impact of the new legislation.
Emerging risks, new tax laws, and new structures are all reshaping the captive landscape. Captive International reported live from the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) 2018 International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, to explore some of these changes.