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Challenges and opportunities for captive insurance in Mexico

Latin America17-11-2020

Mexico’s use of captives is increasing despite the lack of specific captive insurance legislation, and new laws may be not far off, say Thomas Morante and Yani Contreras of Carlton Fields.

South Africa’s draft conduct standard for third-party cell captives: ironing out the details


Christine Hougaard and Matthew Dunn of Cenfri, and Ernie van der Vyver from Clyde & Co examine the lessons that can be learned from South Africa’s cell captive regulatory journey.

A call to action for captives

Global30-10-2020Employee Benefits

Businesses are seeing costs escalate, not least in the form of rising medical costs. Using a captive as a centralised risk management tool for employee benefits can help reduce these costs by enabling a comprehensive approach to global risk financing, say Aon’s Aidan Kelly and Vaibhavi Patel.

Compass Group points the way to improved risk management


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Compass Group, the contract catering business. When the virus struck the company was in the process of overhauling its insurance and risk management strategy, and now an enhanced role for its captives may position it well for future challenges. Captive International spoke to Compass Group's Scott Feltham.

Asian captive domiciles positioned for growth


The future looks bright for the Asian captive insurance market in 2021, with at least three domiciles offering attractive captive regimes despite the possibility that 2020 will be lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adrian Halter, Bernard Yap, Ji Yao, Ming Lam and Shen Mei Soh of EY examine the outlook for the Asian market.

Addressing rising medical costs with a captive

North America22-10-2020Employee Benefits

Having a captive has been transformational for GSK’s health and wellbeing strategy, allowing it to redirect medical spend to the most appropriate areas through data-driven targeted intervention, says the firm’s Anthony Tropea.

Stocks are not all created equal

North America15-10-2020

Investing in an index implies a high degree of diversification, but in fact weighting by market capitalisation means indexes such as the S&P 500 are dominated by their largest stocks, to a quite surprising degree, as Jack Meskunas of Oppenheimer explains.

Exposing supply chain risk and boosting captives: COVID-19’s impact on risk managers


FERMA board member Laurent Nihoul has seen supply chain risk management tested by COVID-19 and as captives become a more attractive option in response to the hardening market, he told Intelligent Insurer, Captive International’s sister publication, why the regulations governing them should be proportional to their size.

How captives enable emerging technologies


Ride-hailing apps changed the taxi industry; streaming services changed the music industry; food-delivery apps changed how we eat. These shifts have had a profound impact on the ways businesses use insurance, which has created opportunities for captives, says Marsh’s Alexandra Gedge.

Captive International announces the winners of its inaugural US Captive Awards

North America05-10-2020Captive

Captive International is proud to name the winners of its inaugural US Captive Awards, recognising the best in class providers across the full spectrum of disciplines active in the captive insurance industry.

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