By approaching the issue with research and understanding, you stand a much better chance of coming out of collateral discussions and negotiations in a positive manner, say Enoch Starnes and L. Michelle Bradley of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group.
In cell companies the time commitment and associated expenses are greatly reduced, allowing companies to test the waters in the captive insurance environment, says Robert Geraghty of Marsh Captive Solutions.
An increasing number of US jurisdictions are either creating captives legislation or overhauling current laws to stay up to date with trends and become relevant, Adam Miholic of Hylant Global Captive Solutions explains.
As the captive insurance world returns to normal, many of us look forward to meeting again in person, over a well poured pint or a good meal to discuss business and banter about life and this wonderful business we work in.
Market conditions have been extremely unusual in 2021, with stock prices climbing at the same time as bond yields fell. A number of very specific factors have caused this uncoupling, as the Fed bets on growth trumping inflation, says Jack Meskunas of Oppenheimer & Co.
From the UAE to Saudi Arabia, interest in using captives to write a variety of risks—including property, casualty, and financial and professional lines—is increasing across the Persian Gulf, says Marsh’s Ronny Vellekoop.
Concert is a new fronting company that aims to serve captives and programmes that are being underserved by traditional players, and provide a high quality service. Captive International caught up with its CEO and one of its founders to find out more.
CLIC, a cannabis risk retention group that launched in 2020, demonstrates Nevada’s flexibility and will offer a lifeline to businesses that are being effectively shut out of the financial system. Insurance consultant Hugh Rosenbaum spoke to its founder.
Companies tend to think about their optimal risk retention levels very infrequently. Paying more regular attention to this question could reap significant rewards, and companies that have a captive have a significant advantage, say Enoch Starnes and Michelle Bradley of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group.
Driven by continually rising healthcare costs, smaller and mid-sized companies are increasingly looking to leverage the benefits of self-funded plans using captives, says Joseph Parrilli of Captive Resources.