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US Court of Appeals declines to review CIC case against IRS

North America30-08-2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declined to review the case of CIC Services versus the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which was found in favour of the IRS in 2017.

Economic substance regulation could spell trouble for offshore captives

Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean29-08-2019

Economic substance regulation enacted to appease the EU is undermining the business case for offshore captives, according to Mark Chudleigh, a partner at Kennedys in Bermuda.

Law firm PF+C appoints captives specialist as president

16-07-2019Insurance, Reinsurance

Attorney Peter McDougall, a captives specialist, has been elected as the new president and treasurer of law firm Paul Frank + Collins (PF+C).

Captives could drive innovation in cyber market amid GDPR crackdown

UK10-07-2019Insurance, Reinsurance

A growing number of companies falling foul of general data protection regulations (GDPR) highlights the need for comprehensive cyber coverage. It could also incentivise the formation of more captives, if cyber providers do not up the quality of their offerings, according to experts.

IAIS praises Guernsey's compliance with evolving insurance core principles


Guernsey, which styles itself as Europe's leading captive insurance market, is meeting current international standards in regulating its insurance industry, according to a report published by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

Marsh urges US Senate committee to renew TRIPRA

North America19-06-2019

The US government must renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), due to expire on December 31 next year, according to Tarique Nageer, a property terrorism placement and advisory leader at Marsh.

Many captives pay over the odds for collateral arrangements


Many captives are still paying over the odds for their collateral arrangements due to an inertia when it comes to exploring the use of captive collateral trusts instead of letters of credit (LoC). While more captives are starting to use the option, many captive owners and captive managers neglect the idea, often due to myths that do not stand up to scrutiny.

Economic uncertainty, financial volatility can mean opportunities for captives


The volatility and uncertainty in many of the world’s economies can represent opportunities for captive managers willing to explore active rather than passive investment strategies. “There are plenty of opportunities for investors and captives to benefit from the volatility we are seeing,” Henk Potts, director, investment strategy, Barclays Private Bank, told delegates at the Bermuda Captive Conference yesterday (Wednesday June 12).

Bermuda’s placement on blacklist “came as a surprise”


The EU’s blacklisting of Bermuda earlier this year came as a surprise, said Scott Reynolds, president and CEO Member Insurance.

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