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June 2019
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Direct from Asia Pacific's Leading Midshore Business and Financial Centre.
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Dear All

Can’t imagine we are at the midpoint of 2019! Coming off a successful captive masterclass in Japan it was heartening to read the A.M Best report stating Labuan IBFC is the leading domiciles in Asia Pacific, with 6 new captives registered in 2018. Here’s hoping 2019 will be just as kind and based on the interest we have received so far, we are optimistic!

Asia’s potential for growth in self insurance is tremendous, especially when one realizes that only 2.8% of global captives are Asian. To enhance appreciation of self insurance and captives we are pleased to partner with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions to host a conference entitled “Adding Confidence to Captives: Managing Volatility via Self Insurance” on 7th August in Kuala Lumpur. We hope to see you there so please register yourself on our website.

Meanwhile if you would like to get in touch, or if you have an idea to collaborate, please drop me an email at ceo@libfc.com

I do hope to hear from you and that you enjoy this edition.


Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC Inc


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The Asia Pacific captive market remains tipped for significant growth, despite challenges, as businesses continually seek new and more sophisticated ways of risk management and control, according to A.M. Best.​

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