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European captives stable in 2018: AM Best

Europe12-11-2018

European captive ratings have been stable through the past year, with most ratings affirmed and stable outlooks maintained, according to an AM Best report.

R&Q acquires Irish construction captive in run-off

Ireland02-10-2018

R&Q Investment Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire Western Captive Insurance Company (WCIC), an Irish-domiciled captive belong to the Coffey Group, a civil engineering, environmental and building contracting group of companies.

Ford motor captive gets Excellent rating

North America01-10-2018Insurance

Ratings agency AM Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) of The American Road Insurance Company (TARIC), the Michigan-based single-parent captive insurer owned by Ford Credit, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

Marsh to acquire JLT Group for $6.4bn

Global18-09-2018

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) has agreed to acquire JLT Group for $6.4 billion, expected to close in Spring 2019.

HIIG partners with MGA to provide captive solution for energy clients

North America30-08-2018

Texas-based insurance holding company Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) is set to enter into a partnership with Massachusetts-based managing general agency Energi Insurance Services, to provide a captive insurance solution for energy clients.

AM Best gives Excellent rating to Colombia energy captive

Latin America28-08-2018Insurance

Ratings agency AM Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) of Maxseguros EPM (Bermuda), the single-parent captive insurer wholly owned by EPM, Colombia's largest power generation and multi-utility company.

German construction captives get Excellent ratings

Europe28-08-2018

Ratings agency AM Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) of Builders Re and Builders Direct, both Luxembourg-based subsidiaries of German construction company HOCHTIEF, owned by Actividades de Construcción y Servicios (ACS).

Hub International introduces cannabis insurance solutions for US and Canada

Canada, North America20-08-2018

Insurance brokerage Hub International has introduced cannabis insurance and risk services, an offering under its agribusiness and farm specialty practice, to provide medical and recreational cannabis producers, distributors and retailers protection and solutions to reduce risks within their operations.

Captives must be wary of inconsistent nat cat models

North America09-08-2018

Natural catastrophes are not predictable, so a cookie cutter programme or off the shelf cat model are bad ideas for captives. Instead, risks should be underwritten with some level of bias towards the parent organisation taking into accounts its deep understanding of the risks.

Captives should not panic near end of cycle but might consider ‘removing some chips from the table’

North America09-08-2018

As the US economy potentially reaches the end of a cycle and interest rates start to rise, captive owners should not panic – but they might consider “taking a few chips off the table”.

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