Hugh Rosenbaum is sceptical about the insistence on “market rates” by critics of captives and it’s beginning to sound to him like another commercial insurance anti-captive argument.
It is only a matter of time before a more simplified approach to longevity swaps becomes more prevalent, Robus Insurance (Guernsey) directors Kate Storey, Frank Oldham and David Riley, explain.
The Arizona-based lawsuit Shivkov v Artex Risk Solutions is being followed with great interest by the captive insurance industry, perhaps with good reason. One of the lead lawyers involved in the case now claims the alleged conspiracy is larger than it seems. He explained why to Captive International.
With the cannabis industry expected to generate over $20 billion in US sales in 2021 and only a handful of insurers active in this space, there is a prime opportunity for captive insurers to step in. An inherent conflict at a federal level scares away many captive managers, but those not willing to act might get left behind. Matthew Queen, chief compliance officer and general counsel of Venture Captive Management, has the details.
Regulatory changes scheduled to be tabled before the Bermuda House of Assembly place Bermuda on a steady yet progressive footing to steer the captive market forward for years to come, says Matthew Carr, senior associate, corporate, of Appleby's Bermuda office.
Contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industry face challenges that are not only unique by specialty, but even from one company to the next. Captive insurance is playing an increasingly central role in addressing the day-to-day challenges of this specialised industry, explains Thomas Stokes, managing partner at JLT Insurance Management.
Against a backdrop of high-profile failures and closures of benefit schemes, captives have become an attractive alternative over the last few years, explains David Riley, risk consultant, and Frank Oldham, strategic consultant, at Robus Group.
Captive managers and promoters including Gallagher and Artex have come under fire for allegedly conspiring to sell and manage illegal tax shelter captive insurance strategies. Matthew Queen, general counsel & chief compliance officer at Venture Captive Management, provides some insight into the lawsuit.
Delaware has introduced a ‘speed to market’ approach to setting up captives with the introduction of its conditional licensing programme. Captive International spoke with Steve Kinion about this new legislation and other developments.
Melvin Findlay, a specialist with AXA XL’s Captives and Global Programs team based in London, shares his perspective on the opportunities the captive insurance industry offers to young people.