Captive Insurance Issues and Trends 2017
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One of this editor's favorite songs is Elton John's "Where to Now St. Peter?" from the 1970 album "Tumbleweed Connection." It seems extremely apropos to the bond market after the recent election results.
Alton Cogert, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, recently posted a blog on the Strategic Asset Alliance website offering the four specific questions that will lead to a more meaningful and useful investment manager meeting.
The October 2016 issue of "Captive Insurance Company Reports" features a broad range of articles that are of interest to captive owners, managers, and staff.
The low interest rate environment is "the single biggest problem [for insurers] we have in the workers comp market right now" says John Leonard, president and chief executive officer of Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently instituted new regulations governing institutional money market accounts. The historical context for this change dates back to the financial crisis of 2007–2008.
The Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia (CIC-DC) will open its 2016 Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 18th, with a networking reception, followed by a full day of educational sessions on October 19th. The Conference will be held at Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, DC.
The July 2016 issue of Milliman's "Benefits Perspectives: Current Issues in Employee Benefits" features two excellent articles on helping employees with their retirement plans.
Here are some upcoming webinars and posted videos that will be of interest to anyone in the captive insurance industry.
While captive owners and managers pay particular attention to the liability side of the balance sheet (i.e., claims reserves), recent news articles got us thinking about the asset side as well.
Several recent news articles, including two we highlighted recently in "Captive Wire," got us thinking about whether captive owners are paying attention to the inherent risks currently roiling the reinsurance markets.