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The uncertain future of 831(b)s

North America06-08-2019Captive

The Syzygy opinion marks the third significant microcaptive loss in the US Tax Court, and prominent captive managers have come under fire for allegedly designing and selling sham 831(b) captives. What does this mean for their future? US Captive investigates.

Captives 101: a primer

North America06-08-2019Captive

The world of captive insurance can be confusing, with so many different structures available, and so many different factors that need to be taken into consideration.

Captives in paradise

Hawaii, North America06-08-2019Captive

Hawaii should be on any potential captive owner’s shortlist, with its long history in the business, community of service providers and helpful regulator, say Matt Takamine and Paul Shimomoto of the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council.

Masters of digital transformation

North America05-08-2019Captive

Since January 2018 RYSKEX has been helping clients come to terms with, and profit from, the digital transformation sweeping the industry. The firm’s Marcus Schmalbach spoke to US Captive about what the company has been working on.

Legacy solutions to the rescue

North America05-08-2019Captive

Legacy and run-off solutions can offer many benefits to captives, but more 
education is needed in the sector around the sophistication of these techniques and their uses, says Paul Corver of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings.

The swinging pendulum

North America05-08-2019Captive

There is hope that the pendulum of IRS scrutiny will reach a place of equilibrium with respect to small captives, as Emilie Gastley of Captive Alternatives explains.

Managing premium taxes

North America02-08-2019Captive

Careful planning can help reduce the risk of exposure to premium taxes outside a captive’s domicile, says Joseph Holahan of Morris, Manning and Martin.

Leading through innovation

North America02-08-2019Captive

One captive has achieved outsized success by making use of an innovative reinsurance structure. Christina Kindstedt of Advantage Insurance Management explains how it works.

The changing shape of captives

North America02-08-2019Captive

Fewer captives are being formed but they are more sophisticated and being created for the right reasons. Add to this a greater emphasis on risk management and talent and the industry looks in good health for the long term, says Daniel Towle of the Captive Insurance Companies Association.

Captives welcome


Many jurisdictions around the world are competing to host your captive. Choosing the right domicile ensures the optimum tax and regulatory treatment, and that the right service providers are on hand, say Lori Holford and Tania Davies of Atlas Insurance Management.

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