Finance, Investments, and Accounting
Industries such as self-storage facilities, dry cleaner chains, and real estate face environmental risks that are not obvious and are often overlooked. Middle market businesses subject to uncommon environmental risks that may lead to significant losses could benefit greatly from the cost-effective risk coverages afforded through a captive insurance company.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide thoughtful commentary concerning issues impacting captives and the broader insurance markets, we spoke with Stephen Nedwicki, institutional investment strategist with Comerica Bank. Our discussion focused on captive investment strategies and the outlook for investment portfolios.
Bruce Wright, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, discusses what captive owners should know about federal excise tax.
In this primer for how group captives can begin the enterprise risk management (ERM) process and develop the necessary expertise, we explore why the board should have an ERM committee as well as its responsibilities and charter.
The current state of the law regarding captives in the US Tax Court is important for micro-captive owners as they consider what approach to take going forward. A thorough review of the captive program can help establish an informed basis for decision-making both before and during an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit.