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Nevis: An Insider’s Perspective

April 1, 2018 — When considering the Caribbean island of Nevis as an offshore captive domicile, it might be helpful to consider it from the point of view of an insider. And not just any insider, but one who has experienced the benefits of working as an expatriate, first in Cayman Islands and then in Nevis—an experience which has afforded many eye-opening opportunities to compare and contrast the two islands.


Preparing for Work Stoppage Events

April 1, 2018 — “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”

So said author William Gibson, and his remark is certainly true regarding the benefits of internet technology in the workplace and especially its vulnerability to large-scale disasters, whether natural or man-made. Technology allows many companies whose employees have an internet connection and a computer to carry on and sustain critical operations even when they cannot physically be present at an office. But certainly, that is not true of all.


Q & A with Elaine Tapp,
Executive Vice President at Atlas Insurance Management

December 20, 2017 — I’m originally from Glasgow, Scotland. My dad was a civil servant, and my mum was a primary school teacher; I have one older brother. A couple years before I left school, I managed to convince my parents to let me be a high school exchange student for my final year, so I spent a year in the Florida Panhandle – that was somewhat of a culture shock going from a city of a million people to a town of 2,000, but it was an incredible experience and I still keep in touch with the family. Learn more....


Offshore Captives, Onshore Taxes:
The Best of Both

December 20, 2017 — When establishing a captive insurance company, whatever one’s purposes, one of the first questions to be addressed is where the captive should be domiciled, either onshore or offshore. Ongoing additions to the possibilities onshore keep this issue at the forefront of that decision-making process. Despite the growing number of new domestic domiciles, many prospective owners still choose the option of being domiciled offshore, while also electing to remain a U.S. taxpayer. The interesting question is how and why this is an attractive strategy.


Forming a Captive

July 31, 2017 — In today’s highly networked world, companies of every size are often vulnerable to types of risk that were likely once seen as peripheral as recently as only a few years ago. These include surges in reputational risk, cyber-security risk, and even risks due to climatic as well as international events.


Emerging Risks, Emerging Challenges

April 1, 2017 — Originally appeared in April 2017 issue of Claims.

For many, 2016 was an interesting albeit risky year. In a well-publicized incident during the 2016 electoral cycle, a campaign official was embarrassed by the admission that he had unwittingly clicked on a phishing email, which may have opened a window of vulnerability to a significant breach of security.


The Property Damage Loss Waiver:
Protecting The Property Owner’s Bottom Line

July 31, 2017 — The ongoing search for return in today’s modest growth environment has spurred investors to seek out opportunities in multi-family or student housing. While these categories of investments have typically performed well, they have come with some unique risks. Chief among these has been the risk of property loss due to tenant-caused damages.


How to Form a Protected Cell Captive

February 22, 2017 — As this year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of Guernsey’s Protected Cell Companies Ordinance, the landscape of insurance companies with statutory risk segregating capabilities is broader than ever. The basic Protected Cell Company concept survives under a variety of different names and segregation is also achieved by series LLCs, Separate Accounts, Statutory Funds and so on.


Working With Your Captive Manager

February 22, 2017 — For any owner of a captive insurance company, the nature of the relationship with the captive manager can have a very significant impact on the success of the captive and the benefits that the owner derives from having a captive.


A View From the Cockpit:
Systems and Controls of Good Captive Managers

August 16, 2016 — Successfully managing a captive insurance company is, in some important respects, not unlike flying a plane. It’s a whole lot less intimidating once one understands the controls and systems that need to be in place along with how to operate them.


Cyber Risk Insurance – An Ever Evolving Coverage

August 16, 2016 — It has been said that one thing that is constant in this world, and particularly in today’s society, is change. This is definitely true for the insurance industry, especially in regards to cyber risk insurance. This evolving category of risk continues to receive increased awareness each year, as more and more incidents of varying types and degrees continue to surface.


How to Form a Protected Cell Captive

May 17, 2016 — Originally appeared in Captive Review’s Captive Start-Up Report 2016.

Martin Eveleigh, chairman of Atlas, explores each stage in the formation of a protected cell captive.


Workers Compensation Innovation

April 1, 2016 — Originally appeared in January 2016 issue of Rough Notes.

Martin Eveleigh discusses how Atlas’ Vortex risk exchange allows middle-market employers to use captives to control workers comp financing.


The Group Captive: A Custom Option
For Managing Risks and Costs

March 30, 2016 –There is at least one effect of a business environment characterized by uncertainty and volatility that can always be counted on. And that is the initiative, especially among mid-sized and smaller companies, to search for innovative and effective ways to control costs over the longer term.


Selecting An Investment Manager For Your
Captive Insurance Company

March 30, 2016 – Among his many talents, which included being an astute social and political critic as well as a better-than-average novelist, the famous Prime Minister Disraeli might have had what it takes to be an adept captive insurance manager. Managing risks entails an ability to anticipate what others either cannot readily see or have a reluctance to view closely, while assisting them in turning it to a profitable opportunity.


Working With Your Captive Manager

January 19, 2016 – Originally appeared in Issue 8 of Captive Visions.

Martin Eveleigh, Chairman of Atlas, discusses how to select and how to best work with a captive manager.


Canadian Trucks Moving in Groups

December 9, 2015 – Originally appeared in Issue 3 of Captive Insight.

Captive Insight spoke with Nick Leighton, Managing Director of Atlas Insurance Management, regarding group captives for the trucking industry.


Cayman Rising

December 9, 2015 – Originally appeared in Issue 85 of Captive Insurance Times.

The Cayman Islands is among the world's most popular domiciles. Captive Insurance Times spoke to Mark Kay, senior account manager at Atlas Insurance Management, about the Cayman Islands' recent success in captive insurance.


North Carolina Boosts Its Captive Insurance Stature

November 12, 2015 – One truth worth observing about North Carolina’s attitude toward advancing its status as a competitive domicile for captive insurance: nothing remains static for very long.

In June of the current year, for the second time in as many years, the state has made significant and beneficial amendments to the North Carolina Captive Insurance Act. It is expected that these changes will make the state even more attractive to captive owners.


The Bahamas and Titan: The Opportunity Next Door

November 12, 2015 – It surprises no one these days that captive insurance, once a rather arcane preserve of the risk management terrain, has become mainstream. What may come as a surprise is the attractiveness of a convenient tropical neighbor, sunny, pleasant and eager, right at the southern doorstep of mainland U.S.A.


Atlas and Anne Klein Risk Webinar

September 16, 2015 – Reputation Preservation: How to Limit Reputation Damage After Data Loss

Atlas Webinar 2015 -shortened WMV from Christopher Lukach on Vimeo.


5 Fast Facts About Captives for Brokers

July 30, 2015 – Originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of The Self-Insurer

There’s no denying that brokers have tremendous depth of knowledge about a myriad of issues affecting their employer clients, but captive insurance solutions may not necessarily be one of them.The topic is not easily understood and can be prone to misconception.


A Powerful Tool In The Independent Agent’s Kit

July 30, 2015 – “We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” -- Marshall McLuhan

There’s no reason to believe that Mr. McLuhan was ruminating on captive insurance, exactly, when he said those words. And yet, the thought is somehow apropos.


Risk Pooling: An Overview

July 30, 2015 – In recent years, an increased interest in captive insurance across a broad spectrum of industries has led to significant growth in captive insurance company formation. Leading the surge in interest and demand are middle-market organizations who now see captives as an attractive option that can complement their existing commercial insurance programs.


Reputational Risk: Looking Out For Your No. 1 Asset

March 18, 2015 – Reputational damage is one of those vicissitudes of our litigious age which we instinctively want to believe invariably happens to someone else.


FATCA Overview

March 18, 2015 – Becoming law in March 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was introduced by the current administration as a way to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts.


Reputation - A Fragile Asset

January 8, 2014 – Jeff Ellington provides commentary on insuring reputational risk through a captive.


Bahamas as a Captive Domicile

October 9, 2013 – Sound Regulatory and Professional Foundation have Positioned The Bahamas as a Captive Domicile.
 


Bahamas forecast as next hub for 831(b)'s

September 24, 2013 – The Bahamas is forecast to be the next major domicile for 831(b) “micro” captives, according to Nicholas Leighton, the group managing director of Atlas Insurance.
 


Bahamas hopes to 'recapture' captive insurance business

August 14, 2013 – The minister of financial services has advanced competitivenessbuilding legislative amendments that will allow the country to “re-establish” and grow its captive insurance sector.


Dog Tired of No Pet Insurance

September 21, 2012 – Nicholas Leighton talks about pet insurance options


Reputation Preservation: Limiting Claims Through Crisis Communications from Christopher Lukach on Vimeo.