Monday, February 26, 2024

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Legislation could prompt more Italian captive activity

A swathe of new captives could form in Italy if the Italian regulator introduces specific legislation.

Domicile Wars: Switzerland has infrastructure to be top domicile, lacks self-promotion

Switzerland has all the infrastructure to be a leading European captive domicile, but the jurisdiction could benefit from greater self-promotion on the international stage.

Captive USA 2024 Part II: More 831(b) captives to close, cells continue to prosper

Further 831(b) captives in the United States are expected to shut down as a result of the proposed regulations from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), while the popularity of cells is expected to grow further.

Captive USA 2024 Part I: Property to dominate the US captive market

Companies seeking property coverage will continue to be the driving force behind captive formations in the United States in 2024, as companies look to negate rising costs and reduced capacity in the commercial market.

Importance of iNEDs rising as captives become more complex

As the popularity, complexity and sophistication of captives continues to increase, the importance of independent non-executive directors (iNEDs) is further emphasised.

Europe’s 2023 captive highlights: More domiciles, PCCs, risk portfolios broadening

The growing captive trend seen across Europe could create a further “echo” across the continent, with more countries in the region looking to introduce their own captive legislation in the coming years.

PI captive utilisation increased during hard market cycle

The use of alternative risk financing methods such as self-insured retentions and captives to write professional indemnity increased in popularity as a result of the recent hard market.

Domicile Wars: Luxembourg confident in the face of rising EU captive competition

Luxembourg’s established and attractive equalisation provision, in addition to its long-standing reputation, are expected to maintain the jurisdiction’s popularity as an EU domicile choice for reinsurance captives, despite increasing competition.

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