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February 2017
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With Asian companies on the verge of embracing the use of captives as a form of risk management and transfer, leading to an explosion in their use, Labuan IBFC is well positioned as the domicile that could benefit most from this, as Danial Mah Abdullah, its chief executive, tells EMEA Captive.
 
In the US, more than 90 percent of Fortune 1000 companies own a captive in some shape or form. In Asia-Pacific, this figure is closer​ to 15 percent of the region’s bigger companies, and there are huge regional variations​ within this. A tried and tested risk transfer mechanism in developed markets, the use of captives and protected cell companies (PCCs) in ​......
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has received a licence from Labuan Financial Services Authority to provide non-life reinsurance services.

In this report, PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted 2,802 interviews with senior executives from family businesses across 50 countries and looked in more detail at the causes and consequences of the ‘missing middle’. Download the report here.

Chua Yee Hoong, Partner at Withersworldwide discusses wealth planning and asset protection structures.​
We are into the second month of 2017 and the momentum has built up.
 
Last month, we welcomed Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) to Labuan IBFC. This will bode well for the rest of the year, with global corporations appreciating the jurisdiction's offering as Asia's business and financial intermediating point.
 
Our marketing team is busy preparing for masterclasses including the one to be held in collaboration with the Association of Labuan Trust Companies (ALTC)* in Singapore on 1st March. ALTC represents the trust and corporate service providers in Labuan IBFC.
 
Until our next edition, we hope you enjoy our special feature on captive insurance in Labuan IBFC.
 
Danial Mah Abdullah
CEO, Labuan IBFC
*For more information about ALTC, please visit http://www.altc.org.my/
Time: 8.30 AM - 4.30 PM
Venue: Fairmont Singapore

ALTC Masterclass (Singapore)
Time: 8.30 AM - 12.30 PM
Venue: Pan Pacific Singapore


Sukuk issuance in core markets rose by 26% in 2016. It is expected that sukuk issuance to grow at a similar rate in 2017 and market share will rise as more sovereigns issue sukuk alongside conventional bonds.

Robust global aviation industry fundamentals will continue to drive steady growth in new aircraft funding requirements, to USD126B in 2017​.

Aon Benfield’s Reinsurance Market Outlook reviews the market’s 2016 performance and looks ahead to the first half of 2017.
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