Lloyds Bank International’s new account opening service has been well received by the industry and captive managers in Guernsey.
Captive owners and managers who fail to grasp the growing importance of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) risk being left behind, missing commercial opportunities, or perhaps the most concerning – the value of their own function becoming tarnished. Damian Payiatakis and James Larkin from Barclays tell Captive International how a captive’s role can change given these powerful trends.
AMRAE has been pushing for the French government to facilitate captive formation in France.
Bruce Whitmore of Willis Towers Watson provides an overview of the skills captive consultants must develop and the questions to be asked on a daily basis.
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.