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Not automating? Your captives may be facing a slew of new challenges

North America18-04-2019Captive

Technology, more specifically automation, will keep your captives relevant in these uncertain times, says Rachel Lyubovitzy, CEO of software company EverythingBenefits.

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.

BEPS and substance requirements: Hugh’s views

Guernsey08-04-2019Hugh Rosenbaum

Guernsey has satisfied the much-debated OECD BEPS substance requirements for captives operating there. Industry veteran and retired principal of Towers Watson, Hugh Rosenbaum, shares his views.

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.

Blockchain: how smart contracts disrupt traditional cat bond structures

North America25-03-2019

Blockchain technology, specifically smart contracts, could have profound implications for the way traditional cat bond structures work, explains Simon Kolkmann of BlockART Institute.

CICA conference addresses widening captive talent crisis

North America15-03-2019Captive

The insurance industry is facing a talent crisis, and this is especially true for the captives market. Captive International reported live from the Captive Insurance Companies Association annual conference, which has increased its efforts towards spreading awareness and closing the talent gap.

Captives in the modern world: Q&A with VCM’s Matthew Queen

Cayman Islands, North America13-03-2019Captive

​Most literature on the captives sector overemphasises the role of tax-efficient 831(b) captives, but this represents only a small slice of what a captive insurance programme can do, according to Matthew Queen, general counsel at Venture Captive Management.

​How the political climate might affect captives

Cayman Islands, North America11-03-2019Captive, Health, Risk Retention Groups (RRGs)

From changes in US healthcare and taxes to geopolitical risks emanating from Brexit, the current political climate is having a direct impact on the global captive insurance industry—and it will need to be on guard. Robert ‘Skip’ Myers Jr, partner at Morris Manning & Martin, has the details.

​Captives help provide future-ready solutions: Q&A with Dan Towle of CICA

Cayman Islands, North America11-03-2019Captive, Risk management

​With new technologies, new types of business and new risks to address, the captive insurance industry has more opportunities than ever before to shape the future, Dan Towle, president of the Captive Insurance Companies Association, tells Captive International.

Single-parent captives take growing role in owners’ cyber risk management

North America28-02-2019CyberFred Eslami

Against a backdrop of significant cybersecurity breaches, rated captives have been seriously considering writing cyber risk, explains Fred Eslami, associate director at AM Best.

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