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Captive Governance and the Insurance Manager

There is tension at the heart of every captive insurer.  This fundamental tension arises from the fact that for every captive shareholder is also in some way, shape, or form the captive’s client.  If we step back and consider the relationship between shareholder, insurer, and insured in the commercial world the relationship between the parties is clear. At its simplest: the insured buys a policy...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Captive Feasibility Why You Need It & What to Expect by Jesse Olsen, SRS Director - Advisers   Captives can be an attractive, sometimes exotic, option to solve a risk management challenge or enhance an insurance program structure. There are a number of factors that should be evaluated before implementing. During the worst days of the 2008 Financial Crisis, Warren Buffett was famously...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Captive Insurance: State of the Market

Captive Insurance: State of The Market Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) is publishing this white paper for the benefit of clients and partners to provide information on the major trends affecting the captive insurance industry and developments that occurred in the industry in calendar year 2021. The material presented in this report was the subject of our webinar: Captive Insurance – The State of...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

SRS Presentations at Airmic Captive Forum

SRS Presentations at Airmic Captive Forum SRS' Peter Child, CEO Europe and Richard Paris-Smith, Client Services Leader-Europe were recently featured as speakers during the Airmic Captive Forum. Peter spoke about governance within the captive process, while Richard's presentation focused on the role of the captive manager. Both provided outstanding information and the video clips can be found...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Structured Reinsurance: A Renaissance?

Structured Reinsurance: A Renaissance? by Neil Campbell, Senior Consultant, Strategic Risk Solutions Corporate insurance buying strategies are changing. Maybe it has taken the challenges being encountered in the continued hard market to finally shake things up. Buyers are getting frustrated, hemmed in by the need to demonstrate value whilst having to operate to tight budgets with lean resources,...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

A Barbados’-eye perspective of the captive insurance market

Invest Barbados, Kirk Cyrus, Captive International, 2020 "Active risk financing using captives is inescapble given the expectations of future systemic risk events relating to climate change." Kirk Cyrus, Strategic Risk Solutions In its 2020 “Global Risks Report”, the World Economic Forum (WEF) stated that the sustainable development of global economies would be impacted by key risks associated...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

European Captives – Global Captive Podcast

Captive Captive Podcast, Episode 37 August 30, 2020  Derek Bridgeman, Managing Director and Risk Consulting Practice Leader for SRS Europe, joins host Richard Crutcher on the Global Captive podcast to discuss interest in new captive formations in Europe and what captive owners are doing to review their existing operations. Derek also explains SRS's latest hires in Luxembourg, Dublin and Malta...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Economic Substance Compliance: what captives boards need to know

Captive International, Richard Daley, 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. Bermuda’s Economic Substance (ES) legislation took effect from July 1, 2019, meaning those entities with a December 31, 2019 year-end were required...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Greenguard: A New Kind of Captive Insurance Program

Captive Insurance Company Reports, Hugh Rosenbaum, March 2020 CICR comment: Our editor emeritus, Mr. Rosenbaum, finds that the Greenguard (GG) program is the first really new development in the captive business sector to come along for a long time. He interviewed Chris Kramer, managing director of Green Mountain (GM) Sponsored Captive Insurance Company, to bring additional details to the recent...

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Captive Feasibility – Why You Need It & What to Expect

Coronavirus Captive Impact

Captive Insurance Times, Issue 194 March 18, 2020 Phillip Giles of MSL Captive Solutions discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially affect self-funded health plans and medical stop-loss captives. It is still quite early to ascertain, with any degree of accuracy, the effects that the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately have on US health plans. I can, however, offer some initial...

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