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Finance with benefits
Feature: HR departments must have an oversight—and an understanding—of what’s going on in the employee benefits captive, says Ciaran Healy of Willis Towers Watson Read more

Texas
Country profile: With a dedicated captive plan in place, the Lone Star State is on the rise, says Josh Magden of the Texas Captive Insurance Association Read more

Harvesh Seegolam :: Mauritius Financial Services Promotion Agency
Interview: Since Mauritius introduced captive legislation at the beginning of 2016, interest in the jurisdiction has increased, as Harvesh Seegolam explains to Becky Butcher Read more

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Ratings news
Stable outlook for Sony captive
16 February 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has revised the outlook of Sony Corporation’s Captive, PMG Assurance (Bermuda), from negative to stable Read more
Kuwait Re’s ratings affirmed
06 February 2017 | London
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of Kuwait Reinsurance Company (Kuwait Re)... Read more

Kroger captives retain 'excellent' ratings
03 February 2017 | Oldwick, New Jersey
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A- (Excellent)” and the long-term issuer credit rating of “a” to Queen City Assurance and Vine Court Assurance, both located in Burlington, Vermont... Read more

'Excellent' ratings for BNY Mellon captives
03 February 2017 | Oldwick, NJ
A.M. Best has affirmed the ratings of BNY Mellon captives BNY Trade Insurance and The Hamilton Insurance Corporation... Read more

Positive check-up for dental RRG
26 January 2017 | Oldwick, NJ
A.M. Best has revised the outlook of Eastern Dentists Insurance Company, a Dental Society risk retention group (RRG), from stable to positive... Read more

Zale Indemnity assigned ‘stable’ outlook
20 January 2017 | Oldwick, New Jersey
A.M. Best has revised the outlook of Zale Indemnity Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zale Life Insurance Company, from positive to stable... Read more

SARRG’s ratings downgraded
21 December 2016 | Oldwick, New Jersey
A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating of Security America Risk Retention Group (SARRG), based in Burlington, Vermont, from “B++ (Good)” to “B+ (Good)”... Read more

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Interviews
Finance with benefits
HR departments must have an oversight—and an understanding—of what’s going on in the employee benefits captive, says Ciaran Healy of Willis Towers Watson Read more

Risk, regs and the IRS
In an ever-changing, and oft-surprising, environment it can be difficult to predict what’s around the corner. Beecher Carlson’s Jason Flaxbeard takes a tentative look at what the captive world can expect from 2017 Read more

The earlier, the better
When deciding whether to form a captive, risk coverage should come first, financial benefits second, according to Steven Lonergan of Capstone Associated Services Read more

US tax reform: Returning captive focus to risk?
Changes to the US Tax Code should not distract from the fact that the principles of risk financing and the use of captive insurance remain critical to any programme, says Adam Forstot of USA Risk Group Read more

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Texas
With a dedicated captive plan in place, the Lone Star State is on the rise, says Josh Magden of the Texas Captive Insurance Association Read more

Vermont
After 36 years of captive business, Vermont boasts a culture of legislative change, and still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Dan Towle and David Provost explain Read more

Malta
After a successful 2016 and the licensing of its first securitisation cell company, Malta insurance industry professionals are looking ahead to 2017 Read more

Missouri
Missouri’s captive programme is approaching a decade in operation. John Talley explains how the state has made it to this milestone Read more

The Bahamas
Less than 10 years ago, the Bahamas was a virtually forgotten player in the external insurance marketplace, according to Tanya McCartney and Michele Fields. But today, the jurisdiction has a reputation as a market leader Read more

Cayman Islands
After being appointed as permanent head of insurance supervision in Cayman in July, Ruwan Jayasekera reveals how he will continue to strive to meet international best practices and standards while encouraging innovation and sophistication in the domicile Read more

Malta
Danielle Hermansen of PKF Malta discusses how Malta can and is fully utilising its potential in the insurance industry Read more

Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is pressing ahead with regulatory reforms Read more

More domicile profiles
Harvesh Seegolam
Mauritius Financial Services Promotion Agency
Since Mauritius introduced captive legislation at the beginning of 2016, interest in the jurisdiction has increased, as Harvesh Seegolam explains to Becky Butcher Read more

Derek Bridgeman
Marsh Captive Management
Solvency II has seen captive owners explore alternative forms of capital, as the threat of the UK’s EU exit looms. Derek Bridgeman of Marsh explains Read more

Warren Vickers
CapSure
Information captured from big data can give clients an insight into which areas of exposures they could benefit from, specific to their industry sector. Warren Vickers of CapSure explains Read more

William Hogarth
Clyde & Co
Haste will undoubtedly be a key component of London’s ILS proposition, says William Hogarth of Clyde & Co Read more

Stewart Feldman
Capstone Associated Services
Stewart Feldman of Capstone Associated anticipates a slow migration of US captives to their home states, if regulatory changes can be clarified in the future Read more

Stacey Huang
PARIMA
With captive insurance on the agenda at this year’s PARIMA conference, Stacey Huang reveals there is a heightened sense of interest in alternative risk financing... Read more

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