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Is that domicile business friendly or tax focused? How to prepare your captive

North America15-05-2019Pete Kranz

Could high-profile settlements with the State of Washington lead to more captive domiciles following a similar path? Or will they adopt a more pro-business stance, like North Carolina? Pete Kranz, executive managing director and captive practice leader of Beecher Carlson, provides some key considerations on where to domicile a captive.

Risk pools: guesswork not allowed

North America15-04-2019Matthew Queen

The outcome of Syzygy v Commissioner marks another IRS victory against 831(b) captives. What went wrong this time? Matthew Queen, general counsel & chief compliance officer, Venture Captive Management, has the details.

Economic substance and Bermuda’s insurance industry

Bermuda29-03-2019CaptiveJanine Carey

Bermuda’s insurers—and, by extension, captive insurers—have until July 1 to satisfy the government’s new economic substance requirements, which have a considerably broad scope. Janine Carey, associate at Appleby, has the details.

Why schemes need to be mindful of the 20:50 rule - and how ICCs can help

Guernsey04-02-2019Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley

It is only a matter of time before a more simplified approach to longevity swaps becomes more prevalent, Robus Insurance (Guernsey) directors Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley, explain.

831(b) ‘conspiracy’ bigger than Artex and Gallagher: LFDS lawyer

North America28-01-2019LegislationOwen Faulkner

The Arizona-based lawsuit Shivkov v Artex Risk Solutions is being followed with great interest by the captive insurance industry, perhaps with good reason. One of the lead lawyers involved in the case now claims the alleged conspiracy is larger than it seems. He explained why to Captive International.

Shivkov v Artex and more 831(b) blues

North America17-12-2018CaptiveMatthew Queen

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.

Grey skies for sunny Cayman?

Cayman Islands28-11-2018CaptiveOwen Faulkner

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.

Surrendered licences, 953(d) and beyond

Bermuda08-10-2018Gary Harris

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.

Judgment time for small captives goes on

North America17-09-2018Captive

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.

The sky isn’t falling and risk pools aren’t dead

North America04-09-2018Captive

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.

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