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Connecticut Added 6 Captive Insurance Companies to Its Total in 2020

March 1, 2021

While Connecticut is one of the smaller and newer captive insurance company domiciles, in 2020, the state saw significant growth in captive formations. Last year, Connecticut licensed 6 captives, bringing its total to 22, an increase applauded by the state's top insurance regulator. Read More

Cayman Islands Captive Numbers Increase with 36 New Licenses in 2020

February 23, 2021

The number of licensed captive insurance companies in the Cayman Islands increased in 2020 as new formations outpaced captives that surrendered their licenses. According to newly released statistics by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), 36 captives were licensed in 2020 compared to the 30 captives that surrendered their licenses. Read More

Increased Reliance on Technology Raises Risk of Cyber-Physical Losses

February 22, 2021

As information technology becomes more and more a part of operations technology and cyber criminals become increasingly sophisticated, the threat of physical losses resulting from cyber attacks is growing, according to a new report. To date, most cyber attacks have involved information technology rather than physical processes, but that can change. Read More

Bermuda Licensed 12 New Captive Insurance Companies in 2020

February 22, 2021

Bermuda, the world's largest captive insurance domicile with 680 captives, licensed 12 new captive insurance companies in 2020. Those 12 formations were down from 2019, when Bermuda licensed 22 new captive insurance companies. Read More

US Insurers, Reinsurers Likely To Increase Emphasis on ESG Factors

February 19, 2021

US (re)insurers will likely increase their engagement with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as a new US administration demonstrates an increasing green focus, according to A.M. Best. With the US return to the Paris Agreement, many US (re)insurers will likely consider ESG factors in investment and underwriting, Best said. Read More