Captives are the best business, but where did they come from? How did we get to where we are today? Compiled for Captive.com by Hugh Rosenbaum (with help from friends), this timeline reflects the important events that shaped and influenced the development of captive insurance over the past 50 years. Follow the history, the personalities, the regulations, the domiciles, and the publications that have led to this successful and integral part of the insurance industry.
For convenience, we've divided the timeline into three eras.
We have also color-coded the entries for quick identification, as follows.
Additionally, we have identified who we believe to be the most significant people to the captive movement by putting their names in bold face type. These are the people who had the largest and longest lasting impact on captives.
Throughout the timeline, we provide estimates of the number of captives and the related sand they often conflict with each other because they are just that: estimates.
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