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UK can offer unique captive proposition in right regulatory framework – Julia Graham

Airmic CEO Julia Graham believes the United Kingdom could offer a “unique proposition” for captives if a “proportionate and fit-for-purpose” regulatory environment is developed with long term commitment from the government.

UK captive regime gains momentum with Treasury meeting

A delegation of captive specialists met with the UK government’s City Minister Andrew Griffith at the Treasury today to discuss the potential introduction of a captive regime.

Singapore PCCs would lower barrier to entry, but “complicated” to introduce

The potential introduction of protected cell company (PCC) legislation would be complicated for Singapore, and more likely to be driven by the insurance linked securities (ILS) market, but would lower the barrier for captive entry in the domicile.

Labuan introduces external rent-a-captives (X-RAC), renews captive commitment

The Labuan Financial Services Authority (FSA) is committed to further strengthening and promoting the jurisdiction as a “well-regulated business environment” for captive insurance.

Slow uptake, but parametric products can be “perfect fit for captives”

Parametric products are the “perfect fit” for a captive due to their direct access to internal company data, while the policy’s automatic pay-out function also lends well to captive utilisation.

Vesttoo, White Rock fallout could influence future cell regulation, legislation

Regulators and lawmakers in cell captive jurisdictions around the world should be monitoring the fallout from the Vesttoo collateral scandal concerning White Rock cells in Bermuda.

Delaware DoI takes battle with IRS to Supreme Court

The Delaware Department of Insurance (DDOI) has appealed to the Supreme Court to stay proceedings and recall the mandate of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which would require the DDOI to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with specific 831(b) documentation.

Guernsey makes strong start to 2023 captive activity

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has received 21 applications during the first six months of the year, of which eight were for captives.

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