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  Expand Captive Horizon

Captive Insurance Industry Looks at What Is Next for Bond Yields, Inflation

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.
November 23, 2016 Read More
  Question Mark

Captive Insurers Need To Ask Investment Managers More Meaningful Questions

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.
November 09, 2016 Read More
  CICR

Captive Insurance Analytics, Analysis, History, Recent Events Featured in October 2016 CICR

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.
October 12, 2016 Read More
  Drug Money Sign

Interest Rates and Opioids Challenge Workers Compensation Market

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.
October 07, 2016 Read More
  Dollar Sheet

Captive Insurers Need To Understand New Money Market Rules

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.
October 05, 2016 Read More
  Washington Monument

CIC-DC 2016 Annual Conference on Captive Insurance

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.
October 04, 2016 Read More
  Retirement Planning

Captive Insurance Role in Employee Retirement Services Explored

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.
September 12, 2016 Read More
  webinarman

Captive Insurance Webinars and Videos You Need To Watch

Here are some upcoming webinars and posted videos that will be of interest to anyone in the captive insurance industry.
September 02, 2016 Read More
  Business Man Thinking

Ponder Your Captive Insurance Company's Investment Portfolio

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.
August 26, 2016 Read More
  Black Swan

Inherent Risks Roil Reinsurance Markets

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.
August 12, 2016 Read More
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