Articles

A Barbados’-eye perspective of the captive insurance market

Captive International, Invest Barbados, 2020, Barbados has been an established captive insurance jurisdiction since the 1980s. Kirk Cyrus, SRS Managing Director in Barbados discusses how the domicile is well positioned to apapt to the changing risk landscape.

European Captives – Global Captive Podcast

August 30, 2020, Global Captive Podcast. Derek Bridgeman joins host Richard Crutcher on the Global Captive podcast to to discuss interest in new captive formations in Europe and what captive owners are doing to review their existing operations.

Economic Substance Compliance: what captives boards need to know

Captive International, September 4, 2020, Bermuda’s Economic Substance legislation has now come into force. Strategic Risk Solutions’ Richard Daley outlines what captives boards should be thinking about to ensure they remain compliant.

Greenguard: A New Kind of Captive Insurance Program

March, 2020, Hugh Rosenbaum, editor emeritus of Captive Insurance Company Reports finds that the Greenguard program is the first really new development in the captive business sector to come along for a long time.

Coronavirus Captive Impact

March 18, 2020. In this article written for Captive Insurance Times, Phillip Giles of MSL Captive Solutions discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially affect self-funded health plans and medical stop-loss captives.

Brady Young on Global Captive Podcast

March 29, 2020, Global Captive Podcast. Brady Young joins host Richard Crutcher on the Global Captive podcast to discuss the Covid-19 impact on captive insurance, broker consolidation and the SRS growth plans in Europe. 

A Different Approach

December 11, 2019. In this article written for Captive Insurance Times, Mary McMorrow, head of Governance Services Europe, discusses the firm’s specialised captive governance services offering and the need for robust but proportionate corporate governance for captives.

The Big Unbundle

October 2019, Captive Insurance Times. After recently joining the Strategic Risk Solutions team as Managing Director of SRS Europe, David Lewis explains how, in the next few years, the market will see the unbundling of captive insurance services in Europe.

Captive Insurers and Outsourcing: Ensuring Good Governance

April 2019. In this article written for Captive Review, Mary McMorrow, head of Governance Services Europe at SRS Europe, provides some useful tips on governance considerations for captive insurers outsourcing services under Solvency II conditions.

Survey on Governance Regulation and Governance in Captives

In late 2018 SRS in conjunction with IRMI organized a corporate governance survey to determine what kind of corporate governance some captive insurers, risk retention groups (RRGs), and risk pools have in place. In this article Derick White provides an objective write-up of the survey findings.

Three tenets of corporate governance your captive board needs to practice – and why

April 16 2019. In this article Derick White explains that a captive insurer’s board of directors must fulfill its duty of care to policyholders, but going above and beyond compliance can help it achieve its key business objectives.

The Captive Industry Is Amazingly Resilient

January 11, 2019. In this article written for Captive.com, Brady Young reflects on the captive insurance industry in 2018 and looks head to the coming year. He rates 2018 as one of the most challenging in the past 30 years but the industry has shown its resilience.

RRG Trends and Current Issues

September, 2018. In this article written for Captive Insurance Company Reports, Derick White shares his thoughts on managing risk retention groups (RRGs) and some of the current trends and issues affecting RRGs.

Governance, risk and compliance: optimising your captive’s strategy

October 9, 2018. In this article in Captive International, Derick White and Stuart King of Strategic Risk Solutions, discuss the corporate governance requlations in US, European and offshore domiciles and how they apply to captives.

Group Employee Benefit Captives – All Grown Up

October 1, 2018. While many will debate when the first group employee benefits captive (a.k.a. group medical stop loss captive) was formed, there is no disputing the exponential growth in the use of captives to allow small and mid-size employers to partially self-insure and share a layer of medical stop loss risk in a captive.

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