Captive domicile selection: what you need to know

Domicile selection is a key consideration when choosing to establish a captive insurance company. The selected domicile can impact the viability of that captive.

In the past once a captive was established it was rare to change domiciles, however, nowadays with the changing regulatory environment it is more common to review domiciles and a periodic review is considered good corporate governance.

What’s in the guide?

In the guide, Lockton spotlights the following five domiciles:

  • Bermuda

  • Guernsey

  • Singapore

  • Cook Islands

  • New Zealand

The guide provides helpful insights on solvency and capital requirements, plus the nine key considerations for domicile selection:

1. Infrastructure

2. Surplus requirements

3. Investment restrictions

4. Reporting and regulatory reviews

5. Loss-reserving requirements

6. Income and local taxes

7. Overall regulatory climate

8. Formation costs

9. Management and legal fees

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Choosing a captive domicile: what you need to know