Barbados ranks among the top ten captive domiciles worldwide. The jurisdiction was “Highly Commended” at the 2016 US Captive Services Awards in recognition of increasing licence numbers and
premium volumes, along with its ongoing commitment to the captive industry as demonstrated by the introduction of incorporated cell company legislation in February 2016.
Political and social stability, favourable structuring options and an expanding tax treaty network are key attributes that make Barbados the preferred home of over 4,000 international business entities. As the
principal agency for attracting and facilitating investment, Invest Barbados assists investors with exploring the opportunities available in Barbados.
Collins Barrow Toronto is one of Canada’s fastest growing financial advisory firms with a diverse range of specialty practices beyond accounting and tax. With an in-house team of actuarial and risk management experts, we support a wide breadth of organizations including the major Canadian banks, professional associations, retailers, and captive insurers. Our entrepreneurial mindset is at the core of our business. We pride ourselves in the company we keep and the value we create. Ask us anything.
Appleby is an offshore law firm with around 470 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions. Our Insurance & Reinsurance practice specialises in advising on the establishment, regulatory compliance and business operations of (re)insurance companies, as well as (re)insurance managers and brokers based in offshore jurisdictions.
Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC) is a nationwide association of independent, defence-focused, law firms whose purpose is to provide litigation services to the insurance industry as well as the public sector and Risk Management community. Through our association with the Harmonie Group and DAC Beachcroft, our clients have access to legal excellence to over 5000 lawyers in over 58 independent law firms throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the U.K. and Europe.
Ontario Risk & Insurance Management Society (ORIMS), was incorporated in 1960 and is the largest Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Chapter in Canada. RIMS is the leading organization of risk professionals in the world with members located in more than 60 countries. By becoming a member of RIMS you also join the Ontario Chapter, the largest in Canada. You will meet your industry peers as well as many of your suppliers and other industry players at our many chapter events. Our mission is to foster an environment of diversity and professionalism to nurture growth for the insurance and risk management professional.
Please visit our website for more information: http://ontario.rims.org/home
The Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) is a private sector organisation comprising companies engaged in international business in Barbados, and companies which are otherwise strategically associated with this sector. It provides a network for meetings and exchange among its members, and between its members and the wider business community. BIBA serves as a growing voice in the development of international business in Barbados and represents over 180 member firms.
BIBA’s mission is to work in partnership with the government towards the development of the international business sector in the interest of Barbados and the members of the Association.
The BIBA has its origins in an organisation known as the Barbados Association of International Business Companies and Offshore Banks (BAIBCOB) which was formed in 1993 and incorporated in February 1997 under the Companies Act (Cap 308) of Barbados. In November 1997 as a result of a decision to accept a broader range of membership, the name of the organisation was officially changed to the Barbados International Business Association and from there on, the association’s membership included the members of the former Canada Barbados Business Association (CBBA) and the Barbados International Insurance Association (BIIA), along with the former BAIBCOB members.
Aims and objectives
1. To serve as the industry voice to the Barbados government and community.
2. To provide a forum for exchanges of information and ideas among members.
3. To ensure that our members professional and personal interests are adequately served.
4. To be the catalyst for creating and maintaining the commitment of the private and public sector to a unity of purpose in the efforts to develop Barbados i.e. Team Barbados or Barbados Inc.
5. To liaise with and facilitate the work of the relevant Government Ministries, statutory bodies and other organizations involved in the development and regulation of international business in Barbados.
6. To be perceived as an invaluable partner to the government and the people of Barbados in the development efforts of the country.
7. To be perceived as an authority and major source of information on matters related to international business.
8. To be seen as a major point of contact for helpful advice and orientation of new investors to the island.
The Cayman Islands, a domicile of choice for over 700 captives, provide an experienced flexible regulatory environment with over 40 years of wide experience in just about any type of captive. The Cayman Islands maintain their edge by creating new solutions and offering key advantages that others can’t match by using a collaborative model for regulators and legislators to stay in tune with the needs of the captive industry. Recent years have seen growth in international insurance and reinsurance, particularly around commercial reinsurers looking to establish themselves within the Cayman Islands with the goal of writing life and annuity, pension and longtail liability coverage.
Captive International is the parent title and website of four regional captive insurance magazines: EMEA Captive, US Captive, Bermuda Captive and Cayman Captive.
With carefully curated content featuring original commentary and insight www.captiveinternational.com keeps our readers from all regions up-to-date on industry developments. News is published as and when it breaks, often with unique commentary from industry experts and regulators.
Our editorial team works closely with local regulators, industry organisations and service providers to produce articles that speak to the global marketplace while keeping one foot solidly on domicile-specific ground.
Our weekly newsletters are an excellent opportunity for our readers to stay abreast of news from around the world and quickly absorb analysis of the global issues we cover more in-depth in print.
Captive Insurance Times is the go-to industry resource for free news, views and opinion on alternative risk transfer and related insurance topics.
The fortnightly publication and accompanying website—the only free-to-read captive resources around—profile captives and their managers, as well as the full range of service providers, and the jurisdictions in which they operate.
Covering regulations, new alternative risk transfer models, hires and fires, investment opportunities, and so much more, Captive Insurance Times keeps you abreast of everything captive, in easy-to-digest issues that inform, educate and explain, at no cost to you.
Captive Review and captivereview.com are published with the concerns and interests of the risk management and captive insurance communities firmly in mind. Captive Review was launched in December 1999 and is now published monthly.
Captive Review is read by over 12,000 subscribers, 60% of whom are captive owners. The magazine and website are also widely used by captive management firms and the wider captive insurance service provider sector.
The magazine features articles on hot topics in alternative risk transfer (ART) and captive insurance, including emerging captive risks and markets, as well as news analysis covering all aspects of the captive insurance industry: legislative and regulatory issues, new domiciles, competition and consolidation among service providers, innovative captive and ART structures and developments in the risk retention group industry.
Captive Review and captivereview.com are wholly owned by Pageant Media Limited, an independent publishing company that was formed in February 1998 and has grown to become a leading information provider within its core markets.