Captive Management

Once Again, Mother Nature Provides a Lesson in Probability

February 24, 2021

Sometimes Mother Nature provides an excellent lesson in probability. This past week, it was the catastrophic failure of the Texas power grid due to extreme cold weather. It is a reminder that captive insurance company managers and board members need to have a working knowledge of probability and statistics. Read More

Does Your Captive Insurance Company Use Forward-Looking Modeling?

February 15, 2021

Forward-looking models being used by insurers and reinsurers to better understand changing and increasing risks could benefit some captive insurance companies. In a hardening reinsurance market, captives whose management and boards are educated on the topic could have an advantage when meeting with underwriters. Read More

5 Questions for Captive Insurance Companies in 2021

January 20, 2021

With the beginning of a New Year, here are five questions captive insurance companies should consider as they survey the operating environment in 2021. Areas covered by the questions include reinsurance markets, investments, personnel, regulation, and strategy and planning. Read More

Pandemic Disruptions Highlight Need for Supply Chain Resilience

November 11, 2020

As the world grapples with new spikes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to consider the disruptions such global crises can cause to organizations' supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic created severe disruptions for many organizations' supply chains, and it's likely that a similarly disruptive event will occur in the future. Read More

For Captive Owners, There's No Transferring Governance Responsibility

November 4, 2020

Corporate governance is critically important for captive insurance companies, as well as the managers and other service providers the captive employs. It's the captive's owner, though, that bears the ultimate responsibility for governance. The captive owner is responsible for operating a regulated insurance company and the associated compliance. Read More