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Understanding the implications of risk

North America14-01-2020Captive, Risk management

As the equity bull market continues to roll on, headlines and broad-market investors focus on returns, but risk management should be their principal concern. While it is easy to be tempted by the potential for higher returns that comes with higher risk securities, higher quality credits reduce portfolio volatility, say Brian Allen, Bryan Johanson and Jason Pettner at C.S. McKee.

The coming wave of ownership changes

North America13-01-2020Captive

When a company changes hands there are often significant effects on the underlying business. Employees can be made redundant and departments merged, and the fate of the company’s insurance and captive programmes may also be called into question, but captive managers can protect their interests, says Jeremy Huish of Business Transition Advisors.

Fighting to remain relevant

North America10-01-2020Captive

STICO, the risk retention group for the US storage tank industry, was a huge success in its early years, providing members with insurance coverage that the commercial market was unwilling or unable to provide. In recent years life has been more challenging, as commercial providers have attempted to win back its members as customers, but now it is fighting back, says STICO’s Colin Donovan.

Three reasons to create a captive

North America09-01-2020Captive

Establishing a captive programme can seem a daunting prospect, but there are many reasons for companies to make the effort. Steven Lorady of Carr, Riggs & Ingram discusses three of them.

Falling interest rates, rising volatility

North America08-01-2020Captive

Trade and monetary policy have dominated the financial headlines in 2019. In 2020 the Federal Reserve is expected to cut rates, but some say markets are pricing in too much monetary easing, says Andrew Wang at Runnymede Capital Management.

Captive International Cayman Awards

Cayman Islands20-12-2019

Welcome to the results of the inaugural Captive International Cayman Awards. In the following pages we reveal the results of a comprehensive survey conducted over many months designed to identify the most influential and highly regarded firms and individuals operating in the market.

Waiting for the revolution

Cayman Islands20-12-2019

With its thriving insurance industry, a host of technology companies, an open-minded regulator and a spirit of innovation, Cayman looks an obvious candidate to be ground zero for blockchain’s assault on the insurance industry.

A group to suit every need

Cayman Islands20-12-2019

This year has been excellent for group captives, with some of the best-known providers of group captive management in Cayman recording impressive growth.

The other island for reinsurance

Cayman Islands20-12-2019

Bermuda has long been the place most closely associated with reinsurance. In this business, Cayman has traditionally been an afterthought, but that is changing, as a growing number of reinsurers move to the Island, or launch their operations there.

The effects of international regulation

Cayman Islands18-12-2019

Cayman is a well-regulated and effective domicile yet, like other offshore domiciles, it has become the target of various international bodies that wish to impose their own regulatory ideas. Artex’s Kevin Poole examines the recent rules and legislative changes that have been made in response.

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