Articles

Why Cash Flow Is Key for Captive Insurers

May 17, 2018

Cash is king. This is especially true for captive insurers, since they typically have fewer margins for error. Captive board members should understand their captive's cash flow, so let's discuss some key areas for exploration and understanding. Read More


Inflation: Captive Insurers, Beware of What You Wish for

May 10, 2018

Beware of what you wish for-captive insurers are impacted by inflation in a number of ways, and the results are typically not good. The benign inflation of the past 5 years may have led captive insurers to become complacent. Here is why you need to reexamine your inflation risk mitigation strategy. Read More


Where Will the Captive Insurer Talent Come from?

May 3, 2018

The "MarketWatch" article "Job Openings Hit Record High at Start of 2018" shows how the war for talent is well under way. Captive insurers that have not started developing and implementing a strategy for recruiting new professionals face real impediments to finding new professionals to hire. Read More


Expected Adverse Development as a Measure of Risk Distribution

April 25, 2018

Risk distribution is a prerequisite for an insurance transaction to be deemed to have occurred and therefore achieve deductibility of premium for tax purposes. Captive owners seeking to determine whether their captive has sufficient risk distribution have a new methodology to consider in expected adverse development. Read More


Nevis as a Captive Domicile: An Insider's Perspective

April 23, 2018

Atlas Management provides an insider's point of view for those considering the Caribbean island of Nevis as an offshore captive domicile. As a captive domicile, Nevis has many advantages compared to other offshore jurisdictions says Atlas Management. Read More


Strategy and Risk: 5 Key Questions for Captive Insurers

April 18, 2018

One of the major roles that a captive insurer's board of directors fills is setting the correct strategy and risk profile for the entity. But many boards struggle with this responsibility. Our 5 key questions can help your board get a better understanding of how to deal with these issues. Read More


5 Questions Concerning Your Captive's Asset Allocation Model

April 4, 2018

Given recent changes in investment markets, captive insurers should take another look at their asset allocation models. A recent Strategic Asset Alliance presentation presents five potential shortcomings in assets allocation models and five key questions to ask your investment manager concerning their asset allocation model. Read More


Top Tips for Hiring a Captive Manager

March 28, 2018

Early on, the board of directors of a new captive insurer is charged with retaining a captive manager. The creation of a successful partnership between the board and this professional service provider is critical. In this article, Editor John Foehl discusses his top tips for conducting the request for proposal process when interviewing and retaining a captive manager. Read More