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Successful first year for French captive regime, but market eyeing further regulatory progress

France’s first year as a captive domicile has been hailed a success, but a stronger local ecosystem and continued education will be key if the jurisdiction wants to build on its early achievements.

Non-profits and charities look to captives to negate rising costs

Public entities, non-for-profits, and charities have long been common utilisers of captive insurance structures, but they are increasingly looking towards captives as a means of stifling rising costs and mitigating a lack of capacity in the commercial market.

Solvency II reform no “revolution” but greater proportionality welcomed

There is hope that Solvency II amendments will allow for greater proportionality in the regulation of of captives domiciled within the European Union (EU), but the proposals stop short of giving captives their own classification.

Vermont’s latest “robust” captive bill addresses confidentiality, parametric and cells

Sitting on Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s desk awaiting signature, Bill H.659 includes important updates to the State’s statutes.

Workers’ comp captive suitability continues, gateway for further lines

Workers’ compensation is one of the most popular lines for captives to insure in the United States, with its predictability and stability allowing captives to build surplus and write more volatile risks.

Premium increases in agriculture open the door to captives

The agriculture sector provides a unique opportunity for the captive industry to help organisations mitigate rising costs in the commercial market.

Domicile Wars: Sweden presents unique domicile characteristics within Solvency II

The utilisation of captives in Sweden and the Nordic region more widely is expanding as more organisations are made aware of the risk financing benefits.

IRS continues war on 831(b) captives: When will it end?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) remains at a stand-off with captives making the 831(b) tax election, and there is no indication of an imminent conclusion, with some observers believing the IRS is purposely drawing out the process.

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GCP #104: RISKWORLD interviews with Alliant, FERMA and ICEYE

Richard shares three interviews recorded at RISKWORLD in San Diego, featuring Alex Littlejohn and Pete Kranz at Alliant, FERMA's Typhaine Beauperin and Charlotte Hedemark and Stephen Lathrope, of ICEYE.

GCP Short: edRISK launches property, liability programmes

Richard is joined by Tracy Hassett, president and CEO of edRISK, and Spring's Prabal Lakhanpal to discuss the launch of two cells within its Vermont sponsored captive.

GCP Short: The Extra Space Storage captive evolution

Richard is joined by Kacey Kalian, of ExtraSpace, and Brown & Brown's Jason Flaxbeard and Bobby Mayer to discuss the evolution of the storage giant's captive strategy.