Tuesday, March 28, 2023


New French legal framework an “unprecedented opportunity” for captives – Emma Sansom

French legislation passed at the end of 2022 is presenting an “unprecedented opportunity” for captives in Europe, according to Emma Sansom, Zurich’s group head of captives.

Zurich appoints Esme Gould as new UK head of captives

Esme Gould will be Zurich UK’s new head of captives, effective from 1 April, leading a team of six captive underwriters to develop and grow new and existing captive programmes. Gould’s appointment follows Emma Sansom’s move into Zurich’s group head of captives position at the start of the year.

Watkins, industry leaders launch VEB consultancy

Promethean Risk Solutions has been formed by industry veterans Kirk Watkins and Michael Zuckerman, focusing on building and consulting on voluntary employee benefits and other third party risk programmes.

Holahan and Roehl join BakerHostetler from MMM

Experienced captive lawyers Joe Holahan and Tony Roehl have joined BakerHostetler from Morris Manning & Martin. Holahan and Roehl are joined by fellow partner Lori Bibb, four associates, a counsel, a paralegal and a legal assistant.

VCIA partners rising professionals to promote next generation

Several rising captive professionals have partnered with the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) to formalise the Vermont Captive Insurance Emerging Leaders (VCIEL), in a bid to help address the challenge of developing the next generation’s captive workforce.

International SOS captive signs up to UN’s PSI

Singapore-domiciled Odeon Insurance Re Pte Ltd is the first Asian captive to become a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Sustainable Insurance.

Guernsey, Luxembourg and Malta top of Hylant’s European expansion plans

Hylant is targeting further captive expansion in Europe this year, likely to be built on strategic partnerships in key domiciles such as Guernsey, Luxembourg and Malta.

Isle of Man authorises first Insurance SPV

Thomas Miller Captive Management will manage the Isle of Man’s first insurance special purpose vehicle (ISPV) after the Financial Services Authority approved a licence for Ilex Global Reinsurance Company...

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GCP #81: Zurich’s Emma Sansom and Megan Ogden of EIS Insurance Services

Richard is joined by guest co-host Emma Sansom, group head of captives at Zurich, who discusses her priorities in the new role, their view on D&O in captives and Zurich is supporting more cyber captive programmes.

GCP Short: Hylant’s European captive strategy

In a 15 minute discussion, Richard is joined by Anne Marie Towle, CEO of Global Captive Solutions at Hylant, and Alexandra Gedge, Senior Captive Consultant, to discuss their view and strategy for expansion into the European market.

GCP Live @ CICA 2023

This GCP Live episode was recorded in front of a live audience as the closing session of the CICA International Conference in Palm Springs, California on Tuesday, 7 March.