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Tax benefits for captives are not a crime

North America04-09-2019Captive, Legislation

A series of high-profile victories in court for the IRS over 831(b) captives has tarnished the reputation of these structures, but they do not deserve their shady reputation, as Jeremy Colombik of Management Services International told Captive International.

It’s time for captives to fight back against regulatory overreach

North America03-09-2019Captive, Legislation

There have been a number of high profile fights between states and captives in recent years, including Johnson & Johnson v New Jersey, Stewart’s Shops v New York and Microsoft v Washington. If these cases haven’t grabbed your attention you need to wake up, says Gary Osborne, vice president at Risk Partners.

The NAIC and multi-state abuse of risk retention groups

Cayman Islands02-09-2019Captive, Risk Retention Groups (RRGs)

RRGs are regulated by the state in which they domicile, and are free to do business in other states, but many non-domiciliary states are operating well outside the scope of the law, says Jon Harkavy of Risk Services.

Cryptocurrencies and the quantum of risk

North America29-08-2019Cryptocurrencies

Many regulators are still deeply sceptical about the growth of cryptocurrencies, and the impact they might have on markets, but they are potentially transformative in the insurance industry. They could spawn a whole new generation of investable insurance products, says Matthew Queen of Venture Captive.

Captives and employee benefits: stress, mental health and wellness

North America, UK28-08-2019Health

A captive can bring a number of efficiencies to a global benefits programme in addition to the traditional advantages of reduction in external costs and retention of underwriting profits, as Alexandra Gedge at Marsh explains.

A proposal for a digital domicile

Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean, North America27-08-2019Captive, Cyber

Captives are still domiciled in physical jurisdictions and regulated by real people, but for how much longer? In the future, regulation could be provided by sophisticated and fully autonomous websites, reducing costs and increasing efficiency, says Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management.

The captive utilisation review: a necessary tool

North America23-08-2019Captive

Captives are complex vehicles designed to help businesses meet their strategic risk-financing objectives. To accomplish this they must continually respond to emerging and evolving risk and insurance needs, and maintain their alignment with changing corporate strategic and operational objectives, including group risk finance strategy, says Elizabeth Steinman of Aon.

Captive loan-backs: the pitbulls of finance

North America22-08-2019Captive

Captive loan-backs are like pitbulls. Like that sturdy breed of dogs, they can look dangerous, and are too often misunderstood. But despite their sometimes murky reputation, loan-backs can be a highly effective way for the owner of a captive insurance company to self-finance, says Richard Magrann-Wells of Adjoint.

How extended warranty captives benefit consumer goods retailers

North America21-08-2019Captive

The financial benefits of premium reduction and tax reduction for owners of captives are well documented. But many of the less obvious benefits are underemphasised and not well celebrated, and certain types of captives offer much more than profit preservation for the owner, says Darren Lossia of Innovative Computer Systems and Direct Claim Solution.

The costs of timing the market—why captives need to stay the course


It’s important to get the balance of equities, bonds, and cash right when allocating assets to a captive, says Jack Meskunas, executive director—investments and captive insurance asset management advisor at Oppenheimer & Co.

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