Finance, Investments, and Accounting

How Do Captive Insurers Use Reinsurance?

May 20, 2019

A captive is an insurance or reinsurance company set up exclusively to insure or reinsure the risks of the group to which it belongs. A captive insurer may operate as a direct insurer or a reinsurer. Read on to find out more about how captive insurers use reinsurance. Read More


Key Accounting Issues for Cell Captives

May 15, 2019

We provide a review and analysis of the latest white paper from Johnson Lambert and Spring Consulting Group on cell captives. Our review highlights some of the key concepts from the report and offers guidance on what to look for. Read More


For the 5th Consecutive Year, Captives Make IRS "Dirty Dozen" List

April 1, 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, abusive micro-captive insurance companies found their way to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annual "Dirty Dozen" listing. Where last year's listing told taxpayers to be wary, the IRS uses a more aggressive tone in the 2019 listing. Read More


Reserve Mechanical Contemplation and Further Discussion

January 31, 2019

Alan Fine of Brown Smith Wallace contemplates the conclusions reached and supporting rationale used by the US Tax Court in the second small captive case, "Reserve Mechanical Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue," and believes there are a few areas that continue to warrant discussion. Read More


ILS in a Nutshell and Collateral in the ILS Market

October 17, 2018

Captive.com recently caught up with a few members of Wilmington Trust's collateral team to find out about their expertise with collateral trusts and how it relates to the team's involvement in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Read on to find out about the ILS market and ILS collateral. Read More