captives News

Captives Can Be an Insurtech Accelerator

With the immense financial and operational challenges brought on by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many insurers have had to dramatically cut back on insurtech funding. Insurtech solutions were starting to help insurers improve their commercial customers’ buying and …

Washington Tells Captives for Starbucks, Alaska Air to Stop Insuring Risk

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered the captive insurers for two giant corporations to stop insuring risk in the state, adding to a large list of big companies whose captives have been fined by the commissioner. Kreidler ordered insurers …

London Run-off Specialist RiverStone Acquires 2 Cayman-Based Captives

Run-off specialist RiverStone Group, the London-based subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, announced the acquisition of two Cayman-based captives: GMPCI Insurance Co. Ltd. (GMPCI) and Seaside Indemnity Alliance Company Ltd. Seaside was formed in 2013 for the purpose of assuming hospital …

Captives Remain Profitable, Outperform Commercial Insurers, Reports A.M. Best

U.S. captive insurance companies rated by A.M. Best continued their run of strong financial results in 2018, as well as their outperformance of the segment’s counterparts in the commercial casualty sector, according to an A.M. Best special report. The new …

Legacy Specialist Compre to Acquire Irish Captive Insurer Equinox CA Europe

Compre, the independent insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, today announces it has agreed to acquire Equinox CA Europe, a captive insurer of global engineering and construction conglomerate SNC-Lavalin. The Ireland-based captive insured the activities of SNC-Lavalin’s business in France from …

Cayman Islands Issues 39 Insurer Licenses in 2016

The Cayman Islands Insurance Industry saw a “buoyant” start to 2017, with eight new insurer licenses issued in the first quarter, which followed a strong year in 2016 when 39 insurer licenses were issued, said the Insurance Managers Association of …

R&Q Acquires Captive Insurer from Fortune 500 Engine Manufacturer

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) announced the acquisition of ICDC Ltd., a captive insurer of an American Fortune 500 company, for an undisclosed sum. The name of the former parent of the captive was not released. The company, …

Randall & Quilter Acquires Captive Insurer Clariant Insurance AG

R&Q Insurance (Malta) Ltd. (R&Q) announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Clariant Insurance AG from its owners Clariant AG. Clariant Insurance, or CI, was formed in 2005 as the Liechtenstein registered captive insurer for the Swiss …

Marsh Names Durant as Leader of Global Captive Solutions Practice

Marsh announced that Nick Durant will assume leadership of Marsh’s Global Captive Solutions Practice, effective July 1, 2016. In this role, Durant will have oversight of Marsh’s captive solutions business, which manages more than 1,250 captives worldwide. Durant will be …

Captive Manager Marsh IAS Promotes 2 Senior Leaders in Bermuda

Marsh IAS has appointed Jill Husbands as chairman of Marsh IAS Bermuda and Lawrence Bird as head of office in Bermuda. Husbands succeeds David Ezekiel who retired on Dec. 31, 2015. Husbands will focus on strategic growth initiatives and key …