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Tennessee captive law now allows for insurance securitization entities

The Tennessee legislative and Governor Bill Haslem have implemented and signed into law a new bill designed to make the state a more attractive place for captive insurer formation. Amongst various changes to the way captives are governed in Tennessee of most interest to us is the introduction of a read the full article →

Could catastrophe bond SPV’s domicile in the UK?

We often get asked at Artemis why catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security Special Purpose Vehicles (or special purpose insurers) are generally domiciled offshore. The Cayman Islands and Bermuda are the two domiciles of choice for the cat bond market, with the Cayman Islands currently leading the way, Dublin in Ireland read the full article →

British Virgin Islands could look to domicile insurance-linked securities

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) could look to become a domicile for insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds as a way for it to diversify away from relying on more traditional captive business, according to an article by James McConvill of Appleby Global (a provider of offshore legal and administrative services).The read the full article →

Will Bermuda bounce back for ILS and cat bonds in 2010?

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bermuda was no longer a player in the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market. 2009 has seen the bulk of deals issued out of the Cayman Islands and even the Bermuda domiciled reinsurers haven't been as active in the market as they used read the full article →

CEIOPS delivers final advice on Solvency II Level 2 implementing measures

The Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) has delivered its final advice documentation on the Solvency II Level 2 Implementing Measures. There's a lot of documentation to read, some of which will be very relevant to our markets so it's worth catching up on.The full list of read the full article →