On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, senior experts from Marsh Captive Solutions held a webcast exploring the results of our annual in-depth captive report, The Captive Landscape. Released on May 29th, the 2019 Report, Securing Your Future With a Captive, is based on data from 1,100 captives managed by Marsh and reflects on the noteworthy developments and trends we have seen over the past year, while providing insight into how the benefits of a captive align with the objectives of stakeholders within the organization.
In addition to taking questions from participants, a key focus this year was on the voice of the captive owner, featuring three client speakers sharing their story as part of an interactive case study.
Organizations see multiple value drivers for maintaining captives, including acting as formal funding vehicles for self-insured risks, accessing alternative capital, and designing customized insurance coverage. Organizational stakeholders — chief financial officers, treasurers, chief information officers, chief technology officers, human resources executives, and risk managers — all have their own views on captive value propositions. In the context of a risk management program, placing a captive at the center facilitates value drivers and offers support to different stakeholders. Each of these offers specific advantages for an organization.