Guernsey regulator sets out capital framework options, includes Solvency II equivalence

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has published a discussion paper on...
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Ireland to follow Netherlands in publishing captive SFCRs

The Central Bank of Ireland will go ahead with a project to...
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A.M. Best completes SFCR analysis of Solvency II captives

Ratings agency A.M. Best has analysed the solvency and financial condition reports...
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Solvency II and SFCRs: What have we learnt?

The first SFCRs have been filed under Solvency II. Konstantin Langowski, financial analyst...
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Solvency II equivalence produces “no dramatic change” in Switzerland

The regulatory burden for captive insurance companies domiciled in Switzerland has not...
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Captive Review July Edition

My favourite Top Trumps set growing up was busses. Don’t ask me...
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Malta and Luxembourg showing flexibility under Solvency II

Captives domiciled in Luxembourg and Malta are treating captives differently from commercial...
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European Council approves EU-US covered agreement

The European Council has authorised the signing of the covered agreement negotiated...
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Uncertainty over transparency procedures for European captives

The publication procedure for captives concerning their solvency and financial condition report...
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Ireland’s Central Bank reverses reporting exemption for captives

The Central Bank of Ireland has reversed its decision to allow ‘low’...
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Solvency II equivalence beneficial to Bermuda’s captive market – Jeremy Cox

One year on from achieving Solvency II equivalence Jeremy Cox, CEO of...
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Solvency II: Invest and Diversify

The risk based approach demanded by Solvency II means captive managers and...
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Insurance regime to be reviewed in Guernsey

Industry stakeholders in Guernsey are undertaking a period of “research and due...
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Sophisticated captive owners and Solvency II reaction impresses ECF delegation

Delegates at the 2016 European Captive Forum found the captive insurance industry...
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Solvency II: Risks and Opportunities

Franck Launay, head of reinsurance solutions at BNP Paribas, speaks to Captive...
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Looking ahead to ECF 2016

The 2016 European Captive Forum is less than one week away and...
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Covered agreement between US and EU creates uncertainty, but captives could be spared

The German insurance regulator’s request for a Missouri-domiciled reinsurance company to establish...
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European appetite to form captives is falling

The proportion of corporate insurance buyers in Europe considering implementing a captive...
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UK committee to examine Solvency II future

The United Kingdom’s commitment to the European Union’s Solvency II directive has...
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Video: David Doyle on Solvency II equivalence in Bermuda

David Doyle, of Conyers Dill & Pearman, discusses industry's reaction to Solvency...
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Gibraltar holding its breath over Brexit impact, unravelling Solvency II mooted

The plight of captive insurance in Gibraltar is likely to remain uncertain...
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Brexit poses captive questions over passporting, tax and Solvency II

Captive insurance companies either domiciled around the European Union, or writing business...
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Isle of Man considering Bermuda approach to Solvency II

The Isle of Man will consider applying for Solvency II-equivalence once it...
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Swiss regulator to continue with special captive treatment, despite Solvency II

The advent of Solvency II and the achievement of full equivalence will...
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Solvency II prompts P&I Club into legacy transfer

Run-off specialists R&Q have been given permission to transfer the legacy insurance...
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Captive Review January Edition

It’s here.  It actually happened.  Insurers in the European Union are now...
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Cayman PICs proving popular among rent-a-captive clients – Kieran O’Mahony

The portfolio insurance company (PIC) legislation enacted at the beginning of 2015...
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Bermuda achieves SII equivalence with captive carve-out

The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s (BMA) (re)insurance regulatory regime has been approved as...
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R&Q completes another EU captive transfer

The liability contracts written by a Dublin-domiciled captive have been novated to...
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DARAG expecting more captive deals post Solvency II

Germany-based run-off specialists DARAG is expecting increased interest in captive run-off solutions...
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Moore Stephens launch Solvency II reporting tool

Accounting firm Moore Stephens has unveiled an automated solution aimed at supporting...
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Europe’s smaller captive owners considering exit options – Paul Corver

The impending implementation of Solvency II across the European Union is prompting...
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EIOPA publishes Bermuda progress on Solvency II

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has recognised the progress...
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2015 Captive Manager Survey: $201bn+ AUM represented, managers lacking confidence in EU regulators

Captive owners’ concerns regarding fronting services have risen over the past year,...
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Switzerland granted full Solvency II equivalence

Switzerland has been approved as fully Solvency II equivalent and will be...
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Bermuda’s Solvency II equivalence bid reaches European Parliament

Bermuda’s bid to achieve full Solvency II equivalence, excluding its captives, has...
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Luxembourg captives are ready for Solvency II – Claude Wirion

Claude Wirion, director of the Commissariat aux Assurances in Luxembourg, believes the...
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London & Capital captive AUM passes $1bn, appoints Malcolm Cutts-Watson

Captive assets under management (AUM) by investment specialists London & Capital has...
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IRM’s Solvency II internal model framework has relevance for captives – Jose Morago

The Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) Internal Model Industry Forum (IMIF) has...
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Guernsey will not follow Bermuda on Solvency II equivalence – Dominic Wheatley

Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, has put to bed claims...
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Bermuda relishing domicile competition, anticipates Solvency II approval

Shelby Weldon, director of licensing and authorisation at the Bermuda Monetary Authority...
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Expect Guernsey and others to follow Bermuda approach to Solvency II equivalence – Malcolm Cutts-Watson

Offshore jurisdictions may reconsider whether to seek Solvency II equivalence if Bermuda...
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Bermuda makes move to meet Solvency II caveats

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has published the enhancements it plans to...
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ECIROA seeking EIOPA clarity on Solvency II third country equivalence

Guenter Droese, chairman of the European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association...
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Q&A: Clive Thursby reviews a career in captives

Clive Thursby retired from A.M. Best at the end of 2014, concluding...
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Solvency II may weed out underperforming captives – Clive Thursby

Implementation of Solvency II could shake up the “cosy captive world” as...
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Bermuda at a crossroads in relationship with Europe – Jeremy Cox

Jeremy Cox, CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), has used the...
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Malta Insurance Report 2015

The 2015 Malta Report features insights and opinion from leading providers within...
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Prospective captive owners wise to ‘wait and see’ on Solvency II

Corporations investigating whether to establish a captive insurance company would be wise...
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Bermuda progress towards Solvency II equivalence, captives not included

Solvency II equivalence for Bermuda has moved one step closer after the...
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Guernsey captive industry welcomes GFSC solvency rules

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has been praised by captive insurance...
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News Feature: American inspiration for Europe’s mid-market?

As the US captive industry profits from the rapid growth in mid-market...
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News Feature: Opportunity replaces fear as Solvency II watchword

The clock continues to tick towards Solvency II activation, but the attitude...
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Let’s move on from Solvency II and focus on European opportunities – Lay

Christopher Lay, president of global captive solutions at Marsh, believes it is...
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Dublin’s captive industry witnessing return to growth – Goddard

Dublin’s captive sector is beginning to reap the rewards of Ireland steering...
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Aon launches software solution for Pillar I compliance

Insurance companies across Europe are now being offered Aon Global Risk Consulting’s...
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Gibralta poses Solvency II levy for insurers, but captives to receive 50% discount

Insurers and reinsurers domiciled in Gibralta are set to be charged an...
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Clancy: Solvency II clarity attracting new business to European domiciles

European captive managers could be about to benefit from increased clarity surrounding...
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Captive cost increase due to SII

The cost of running and maintaining a captive will become more of...
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EU agree on key Solvency II changes

The European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed last night on the contents...
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Life companies buying reinsurance ahead of SII

More life companies are buying reinsurance ahead of Solvency II, according to...
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Commission states official 2016 SII application date

The European Commission (EC) has postponed the application date of Solvency II...
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Luzzi voices concern over captives and Solvency II

Outgoing FERMA president, Jorge Luzzi has voiced concern that delays to the...
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EU insurers spent $6.5bn in 2012 on SII compliance

The 40 largest insurers in Europe spent an estimated $6.5bn last year...
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Solvency II further delayed

The date for the key parliamentary vote on Omnibus II has been...
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S&P cast doubt over SII 2016 implementation

Global ratings agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), said it has doubts on...
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Small insurers less prepared for SII

Less than a quarter of European insurers are ready to comply with...
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Solvency II biggest challenge for EMEA insurers

Preparing for the implementation of Solvency II is the biggest challenge facing...
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UK insurer warns SII failure could be dire

If European lawmakers get Solvency II wrong, it could not only obstruct...
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EIOPA proposals will not resolve SII disputes

Solvency II proposals will offer no resolution to the long-running dispute between...
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Commander Data

Good data is the Xanadu of captive management; fundamental to make informed...
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EU closer to Solvency II deal

The much anticipated Solvency II directive may be closer to a definite...
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UK regulator brands Solvency II "shocking"

Andrew Bailey, head of the Bank of England’s prudential regulatory authority (PRA)...
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R&Q plan redomiciliation to Bermuda amidst Solvency II uncertainty

UK based Randall & Quilter (R&Q) plan to redomicile their holding company...
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Rating could cut Solvency II costs says Fitch

Obtaining a credit rating on a captive could lower the overall capital...
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Bermuda’s equivalence ‘could be limited’

Bermuda will not have to apply the most stringent aspects of Solvency...
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Non-life insurers will struggle says Fitch

Non-life insurers may fall short of Solvency II capital requirements Fitch ratings...
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Solvency II pushes captives to Cayman

The Cayman Islands has not sought Solvency II equivalence, unlike its main...
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Bermuda receives final Solvency II reports

Bermuda has received the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s final reports...
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Bermudan captives may be spared Solvency II

A draft report by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)...
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Bermuda achieves Solvency II principles alignment

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has indicated that Bermuda’s...
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Guernsey confirms: no Solvency II equivalence

The Guernsey authorities announced today (25 January) that the jurisdiction has no...
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GFSC noncommittal on equivalence

Guernsey remains undecided on regulatory equivalence with Solvency II, despite rumours that...
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BMA consults on risk-based model for long-term insurers

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has issued a consultation paper on long-term...
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QIS5 windstorm losses published by PERILS

Windstorm losses in nine European markets amounted to €36.7bn ($50.93bn) according to...
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Solvency II not fit for purpose in regulating captives

The Solvency II Directive (S II) is not appropriate for the regulation...
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Captives facing risk of excessive regulation

The insurance industry is facing the risk of excessive regulation in the...
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EXCLUSIVE: Captive market appears stable says AM Best

Rating agency AM Best says it expects the captive sector to experience...
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Insurance companies should complete QIS5, says Commission

The European Commission has urged insurance and reinsurance companies to participate in...
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US ruled out of initial Solvency II equivalence assessment

The Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) has said...
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BMA outlines approach to Solvency II equivalence

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has published details of its proposals for...
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Solvency II to boost reinsurance use

Solvency II will boost the importance of reinsurance to captive and other...
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AIRMIC Solvency II Roundtable podcast

In collaboration with Captive Review, members of AIRMIC's Captive Special Interest Group...
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BMA launches internal model for Solvency II

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has launched a pilot of its internal capital...
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ECIROA in talks with CICA on Solvency II

The European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owner’s Association (ECIROA) is in talks...
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BMA launches internal model for Solvency II

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has launched a pilot of its internal capital...
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Captive Review Dublin Report 2010

Captive Review Dublin Report 2010

European Captive Forum 2010 test

Welcome European Captive Forum 2010 is a unique two-day Captive Insurance event...
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FERMA concerned by ‘excessive’ capitalisation

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has reiterated its concern...
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The Solvency II incentive

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FSA face up to Solvency II at Captive Live UK

With the end of 2012 deadline for the Solvency II Directive looming,...
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Solvency II will force captive closures

Some European captive insurance companies will be forced to close as a...
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Captive Review has published the white paper, Attitudes Towards Captive Insurance in Asia, in collaboration with...
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What does the future hold for larger captives in the post-Avrahami-decision world?  Mikhail Raybshteyn and...
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Matthew Queen is general counsel and chief compliance officer at Venture Captive Management, LLC, a...
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Jeremy P. Colombik, of Management Services International (MSI) and Richard M. Colombik, of TLS Marketing and...
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The September edition of Captive Review has turned out quite different to how it was...
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