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Building success for captive boards

North America15-11-2019Captive

The selection of independent non-executive directors for captives often comes down to the appointment of people who have proved their worth conducting the same role for other captives or financial institutions. This process has made the industry male, pale and stale, and has led to group-think, but there is a better way, say Malcolm Cutts-Watson of Cutts-Watson Consulting and Nick Graham of OSA Recruitment.

Weathering the storm in the insurance market

Europe, Global14-11-2019Captive

Trends in the wider insurance market have always had an impact on the captive market, with many captives tracing their origins back to times when insurance capacity for certain lines became more scarce or more costly. The hardening market could signal another uptick in captive insurance activity, says Matt Latham of AXA XL.

The role of HR in workplace violence (active shooter) preparedness

United States13-11-2019

HR professionals are often leaders in workplace violence prevention initiatives. They have a special duty to advance proper prevention initiatives within their organisations, says Paul Marshall of McGowan Program Administrators, in the second of a four-part series about the impact and aftermath of an active shooter event.

The future of uncertainty: captives and ERM

North America12-11-2019Captive

Enterprise risk management is not driven by captive insurance companies, it is mandated by an organisation’s board, and then executed by its senior management. It works best when there is a clear line of communication between the captive’s board and its owner’s risk management function, says Michael Zuckerman of Temple University Fox School of Business.

Micro captive, micro problem

Cayman Islands, United States11-11-2019Captive

Micro captive growth has slowed down considerably as potential owners digest the implications of IRS manoeuvres against the industry. But the presence of a few bad apples should not detract from the good work done by most captives, says Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International.

How captives can stay strong


Insurers have faced a challenging environment over the past decade, with stunted interest rates, low bond yields and a tighter regulatory environment all buffeting the sector. The relatively small size of captives makes them particularly vulnerable, but Kate Miller and Shadrack Kwasa of London & Capital have some words of advice.

Procuring reinsurance in a firming market

North America07-11-2019Captive

One of the key benefits of owning a captive is the ability to access the reinsurance market as a viable alternative to the commercial insurance market. But relationships are crucial, and new captives must make a clear business case to ensure the reinsurance market is supportive, says Michael Douglas of Aon.

Keep your captive options open: rent rather than own

North America05-11-2019Captive

A rent-a-captive is a simple, convenient and inexpensive way for insureds to enjoy the benefits of a captive insurance structure for their desired self-insurance needs, with less of the hassle that goes with setting the structure up, says Martin Hughes of Artex Risk Solutions.

Medical professional liability verdicts: what lies beneath?

North America17-10-2019Captive

There has been no shortage of catastrophic MPL verdicts over the past several years, not only from the ‘usual’ venues, but also from historically defence-friendly or more rural territories. Richard Henderson of TransRe discusses the implications from a reinsurance perspective.

Clear as crystal: the new loss discounting rules for P&C

North America17-10-2019Captive

Insurance companies have received good news with the release of two revenue procedures addressing the new loss discounting rules for property and casualty companies. Matt Gravelin at Johnson Lambert explains.

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