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.
This year has been excellent for group captives, with some of the best-known providers of group captive management in Cayman recording impressive growth.
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.
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.
The initial costs of workplace violence may come and go in the space of a week or two. However, there are various other costs, such as trauma care, funerals and grief counselling, which may be more drawn out and are considerably harder to quantify, says Paul Marshall of McGowan Program Administrators, in the third of a four-part series about the impact and aftermath of an active shooter event.
The Captive Investors Fund represents a competitive advantage in captive investment management, using its scale to achieve results that captives would struggle to match on their own, says Scott Renninger of Captive Resources.
Captives owners are increasingly evaluating the possibility of expanding their existing self-insurance programmes to include non-traditional lines of insurance, says Claire Hutchinson of Advantage Insurance.
Captive insurance companies play a valuable role helping many entities structure and manage risk, but as the business landscape changes over time, there may come a point when the owner decides that it no longer needs or wants all or part of the captive, as RiverStone’s Matt Kunish explains.
Reputation crises are corporate traumas, exacting costs in terms of capital, executive time and personal reputations. Surveys show that reputation risk is a top board concern, while corporate filings show it is a material peril, says Nir Kossovsky of Steel City Re.
Cayman offers a number of advantages as a captive insurance domicile, including tax neutrality, which is an important element that eliminates double taxation risk and contributes to the efficiency of time and resources spent on global tax compliance, says Jude Scott of Cayman Finance.