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What should a captive look for when hiring a firm to manage its portfolio? Stephen Nedwicki of Comerica Bank takes a look
Having the ability to stabilise regulatory and fiscal certainty through self-funding will continue to drive expansion of the self-insured and medical stop-loss captive markets, says Phillip Giles of QBE North America
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
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US and EU sign covered agreement
22 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The US and EU have signed the bilateral covered agreement on insurance and reinsurance
Phillips 66 captives affirmed 'excellent'
22 September 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A (Excellent)” and the long-term issuer credit ratings of “a” of Spirit Insurance Company and Radius Insurance Company, the captive insurers for Phillips 66
R&Q completes assignment of deductible liabilities
21 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The liabilities relate to workers’ compensation policies issued between 1988 and 2012 to a US corporate from a large US carrier
A.M. Best affirms Eni’s captive ratings
21 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A (Excellent)” and the long-term issuer credit of “a” of Eni Insurance Designated Activity Company (EID), a captive of Eni, a multinational oil and gas company based in Italy
ConocoPhillips captive ratings affirmed ‘excellent’
21 September 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A (Excellent)” and long-term issued credit rating of “a” of Sooner Insurance Company (Sooner), the captive insurer of ConocoPhillips
GFSC addresses Solvency II and IAIS capital standards project
20 September 2017 | St Peter Port | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has launched a discussion paper seeking the industry’s feedback on the evolution of the island’s global and European insurance capital standards
NCCIA clarifies 831(b) memo
20 September 2017 | Charlotte | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The North Carolina Captive Insurance Association has issued a statement to clarify a memo discussing the 831(b) tax election and the impact on the state’s captive insurance industry should Congress repeal the election
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In an era of increasing uncertainty, Tamatoa Jonassen suggests that the Cook Islands can be a bridge to financial security in a captive
With a dedicated captive plan in place, the Lone Star State is on the rise, says Josh Magden of the Texas Captive Insurance Association
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
After a successful 2016 and the licensing of its first securitisation cell company, Malta insurance industry professionals are looking ahead to 2017
Missouri’s captive programme is approaching a decade in operation. John Talley explains how the state has made it to this milestone
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
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