Captive Insurance Issues and Trends 2017
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The World Captive Forum Advisory Board has developed an outstanding agenda for the 26th annual World Captive Forum (WCF), to be held January 29–31, 2017, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida.
The Arent Fox law firm’s Government Relations group hosted a seminar on “What to Expect from Our New President & Congress” last week. Captive.com Editor Dan Labrie attended the panel discussions focused on three topics: Infrastructure, the Economy and the Likelihood and Nature of Comprehensive Tax Reform, and the Future of Obama Care and Health Care.
Mark Twain (but also attributed to Gideon Tucker) is quoted as having said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." This will be especially true when Congress convenes in the new year and considers tax reform. Tax reform was a hot topic during the recent election, and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is already gearing up to advance some significant changes in Federal tax law.
Captive insurance association leaders comment on "conference fatigue" as a genuine malady for the captive insurance industry. Is there a solution?
Here are some recent and upcoming events in the captive insurance industry that may be of interest to our readers.
Most captive insurance company owners recognize the role an audit committee plays in the general good governance of their captives. However, with the increase in regulatory scrutiny of financial service firms, the importance of a competent and well-educated audit committee cannot be overstated.
The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) is offering a webinar titled "Captive Taxation: A Shifting World," scheduled for 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 15, 2016.
The New York office of Arent Fox LLP and the firm’s Government Relations Group will host a panel discussion on “What To Expect from Our New President and Congress” on December 8, 2016.
When the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) hosts the 2016 Cayman Captive Forum November 29 to December 1 at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, more than 1,400 attendees are expected to take part.
More than 1,400 captive directors, chief financial officers, risk managers, service providers, and captive managers from around the world are expected to attend the upcoming 24th annual Cayman Captive Forum.