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On-vs-offshore differences diminishing, says VCIA

Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean, Europe, North America07-05-2013

The differentiation between onshore domiciles and offshore domiciles is shrinking, Vermont Captive Insurance Association president Richard Smith told Captive International in a discussion about domicile selection.

SIIA lashes out at proposed stop-loss legislation


The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) sent a letter to California Senator Ed Hernandez voicing their official opposition to Bill SB 161.

A risk-neutral investment strategy can prop up returns

Bermuda, Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean02-05-2013

A risk-neutral investment strategy, one that immunises captives against known and expected liabilities, has the potential to free up a third investment stream that captives can then put to work.

Customisation key to taking on cyber risk

Bermuda, Bermuda, Cayman and Caribbean, Europe, North America01-05-2013

The captive sector is emerging as a viable solution to cyber risk. It will be in providing customised solutions to their parents that captives can truly add value.

Marsh risk management survey reveals untapped potential

North America30-04-2013

A survey conducted by Marsh and RIMS has revealed that although senior executives and risk management professionals opinions on the role that risk management should play in strategic planning are “more aligned than ever” there is yet to be full strategic integration.

Marsh report finds captives heading onshore


The Marsh annual benchmarking report for 2012 found that new captive owners are gravitating toward onshore domiciles in the US and the EU, although few existing captives are re-domesticating to onshore jurisdictions.

Guernsey signs DTA with Hong Kong

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Guernsey26-04-2013

The latest Direct Taxation Arrangement (DTA) to be signed into law is between Guernsey and Hong Kong.

South African solvency regulation delayed


Following in the footsteps of its European counterpart Solvency II, the South African Solvency Assessment and Management (SAM) regime for insurers has been delayed.

Guernsey: Solvency II opt out proving its worth

Europe, Guernsey24-04-2013

Guernsey’s decision to opt out of Solvency II has helped to strengthen its global position in the captive industry, with the Island welcoming 72 licensees in 2011 and a further 97 in 2012, bringing total captives to 737 by the close of 2012.

Tennessee passes new protected cell legislation

North America23-04-2013

Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam has signed new protected cell captive insurance legislation into law, lowering capital and surplus requirement and eliminating the requirement for a holding company.

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