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24 February 2017 | Panama
Charles Taylor has launched a new asset protection programme for Latin American small and medium-sized enterprises, designed to protect them from the costs of catastrophe insurance deductibles Read more

Aon and SS&C launch ILS platform
23 February 2017 | Pembroke
Aon Insurance Managers and SS&C Technologies have launched a joint platform intended to simplify insurance linked-securities (ILS) management... Read more

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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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FERMA: Drop in number of companies using captives
04 October 2016 | St Julians, Malta | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The number of companies using captives has fallen from 39 percent in 2014 to 34 percent in 2016, according to the eighth edition of the European Risk and Insurance Report 2016... Read more
Risk managers rising in corporate ranks, finds FERMA
04 October 2016 | Brussels
European risk managers are taking a more strategic role in their companies with increasing access to top management levels and the board, a FERMA survey has found... Read more

Aon sees decrease in cat bond transactions
09 September 2016 | Chicago
A total of 24 catastrophe bond transactions closed during a 12-month period, ending 30 June this year, with a limit of $5.2 billion, a decrease of $7 billion on the previous period, according to Aon Securities... Read more

Cost and control are top drivers for captives
04 August 2016 | London
Control and cost savings are the primary drivers for companies with employee benefits in their captive, according to a Willis Towers Watson report... Read more

Bermuda ILS industry creates over 400 jobs in 2015
22 July 2016 | Hamilton, Bermuda
Bermuda’s ILS and convergence industry generated just shy of 400 jobs by the end of 2015, representing a 30 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new study by the Bermuda BDA... Read more

Soft market conditions remain tough for reinsurers
10 June 2016 | London
Reinsurance is still finding the soft market a big challenge, according to Xchanging’s Xuber Global Reinsurance Survey... Read more

Bahamas captive insurance 'rapidly emerging'
18 May 2016 | Nassau
The Bahamas is rapidly emerging as a destination for companies looking for captive insurance solutions to their risk management practices, according to a new Timetric Insurance Intelligence Center report... 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

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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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