Sunday, October 1, 2023

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Responding to the rise and rise of captives

Unprecedented disruption, a hardening (re)insurance market, and the onset of new major risks have increased interest in captive use by corporate risk managers. The captive market – once seen as an alternative to traditional commercial insurance – is establishing itself as a valuable risk management tool and a market in its own right. 

PSI only the start of ESG journey for International SOS captive

Becoming a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) should only be the start of the captive journey in contributing to the group’s ESG objectives, according to Franck Baron, group deputy director of risk management and insurance at International SOS.

GCP Short: Have captives grown out of the ‘alternative market’ label?

Richard is joined by Paul Phillips, Partner and Global Captive Network Co-Leader at EY, and Lisa Wall, Executive Vice President and Risk Finance Practice Leader at Lockton, to debate whether the power of captives remains undervalued and if they should no longer be considered the ‘alternative market’ as they become more mainstream.

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.

Rate and capacity challenges prompt captive consideration for renewables

Captive utilisation in the renewables market can provide companies with the ability to counter increasing rates and allow greater access to capacity, sources have told Captive Intelligence.

Renewables sector embracing cell captive solutions

There has been a rise in the utilisation of protected cells in the renewables market due to the accessibility for smaller players and a challenging market environment.

Sonepar captive second to sign up to UN’s principles for sustainable insurance

Switzerland-domiciled Sonepar International Re is the second captive to become a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). The UNI PSI serves as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.

Captives to play key role in energy transition

ESG and the transition to a greener economy is becoming an increasingly prevalent topic for businesses and it raises several insurance challenges.

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GCP Short: THG’s Guernsey captive formation and evolution

This GCP Short, produced in partnership with We Are Guernsey and the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA), shares another story of a new captive owner and the rationale behind its risk financing strategy.

GCP #93: Interviews from the Bermuda Captive Conference

In GCP #93, Richard is joined by five experts from the Bermuda captive market in interviews recorded at the Bermuda Captive Conference, including Eduardo Fox, Michelle Sivanayson, Michael Woodruffe and Grainne Richmond.

GCP Short: Cells, third party risks and captive benchmarking

Richard is joined by two vice presidents from the Marsh Captive Solutions consulting team to discuss their career progress to date and the variety of client projects they have been working on.