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WELCOME TO THE EUROPEAN & UK CAPTIVE REVIEW AWARDS 2018

The European & UK Captive Review Awards is the only awards dedicated to captive insurance expertise on the continent, providing captive owners and service providers with a platform to showcase excellence and innovation.

CATEGORIES

GENERAL 2018
Accounting Specialist
Open to all accounting firms or internal divisions serving the European captive market. Judges will pay particular attention to examples of efficiencies in areas such as GAAP, auditing and tax reporting. They will also look for firms that can show a clear understanding of captive clients' specific and unique requirement.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Captive Risk Manager of the Year - NEW FOR 2018
Open to all risk managers at European and UK captive owning organisations, this award will recognise an individual who has promoted the captive internally to colleagues and put in place programmes that have, or will, create greater value to their employer. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, commitment to captive utilisation and an ability to place the captive at the heart of a joined-up risk management strategy. This category will be judged by our Captive Industry Panel.
Actuarial Firm
Open to all actuarial firms or internal divisions serving the European captive market. The award looks at firms who demonstrate excellent service, meeting clients’ needs and satisfaction. Judges will be looking for companies whose customers hold in high regard their loss reserving, risk modelling, business planning, forecasting and the development of early warning systems. Specific contributions to professional organisations and specific mention of participation in discussions with regulators to support (or resist) regulatory developments with be viewed favourably.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
BEPS Initiative
Entrants will demonstrate a commitment to working with captive owners and wider industry on the potential impact of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) guidelines published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The judges will be looking for a deep understanding of the potential problems captives may face under BEPS scrutiny and will reward those firms that can provide examples of how they are supporting clients in this area.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Captive Healthcare Specialist
Open to firms who specialise in healthcare captives or healthcare risks. The Judges are looking for examples of firms showing true signs of innovation and depth of understanding of the sector, the client’s needs and regulatory requirements. Contributions and involvement in professional organisations and/or regulatory developments. Specific service offerings, service levels and overall success of the business over the last 12 months.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Captive Innovation Award
This award is open to all service providers and will recognise those firms that have a proven track record of bringing new ideas, working practices and products to the European captive insurance industry. Submissions will demonstrate how innovation has been executed in practice during the 12-month judging period. Case studies and testimonials are encouraged.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Captive Manager
This award is open to all captive management firms who currently manage business for European parent companies. Awarding excellence in all areas of captive management, we are looking for evidence of business growth by revenue, client numbers, service offering and head count and above all client satisfaction. Judges will look for applicants to demonstrate their diverse product offering and solution based services, advances in use of technology, accessibility to clients, initiatives developed/implemented in the last 12 months.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Captive Professional of the Year
This award is presented to an individual who demonstrated exceptional performance within the European captive insurance industry during the last 12 months, whether through the development of the organisation they work for, or the broader captive industry. The winner could be someone who has led significant change within a business through their vision and application, or has helped the sector through their engagement with stakeholders, regulators and politicians to effect a positive change. We encourage firms to nominate candidates they think fit this criteria and the judging panel will determine the winner.
This category will be judged by the Captive Industry Panel.
Cell Company Initiative
Open to all cell companies and captive managers facilitating cell captives. The judges are looking for one specific and truly unique use of a cell company to suit a clients' bespoke needs. It may be an initiative made particularly tricky by the regulatory environment of the insured or due to a new type of risk. Cited examples can also include the evolution of a cell company into a single parent captive, although nominations should be clear to only choose one example to submit.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Collateral Service Provider
This award is open to any firm that is providing collateral to European owned captives in any capacity. The focus is on customer care, client relations, tailoring services to the client’s needs and accessibility. Judges will look for the breadth of service offering, efficiencies and benefits the client has achieved by working with the applicant. Evidence of business growth and increase of market share is also an important factor for our judges to understand. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Employee Benefits Consultant
This consultant can come from the actuarial, broker, pooling or legal side of the employee benefits ecosystem. They should demonstrate a clear specialism in the area of employee benefits and an ability to work with European clients in either the design and implementation of a captive-backed employee benefits programmes and/or the ongoing management and servicing of an employee benefits programme.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Employee Benefits Fronting Network
This company will be able to demonstrate an extensive network able to front for and service large European-based multinational companies implementing a captive-backed employee benefits insurance programme. It will be able to prove a track record in problem solving for clients and being flexible and innovative enough to meet clients’ needs.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
EU Domicile
This European Union domicile will have a proven track record in coupling open and transparent communication with its captive owners and service providers with a robust and sensible approach to regulation. It will also demonstrate how it has worked with captive owners through the transition into Solvency II implementation and communicated its approach to the principle of proportionality. The EU domicile should also provide details of the local infrastructure in place to support first class captive management and services.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel and Captive Industry Panel.
Fronting Partner
This award is open to insurance companies providing fronting services to European-owned captives. Entrants will demonstrate an efficient and client friendly management of large and complex programmes and prove multinational capabilities. The fronting company should demonstrate, excellent business functionality, customised arrangements and ease of access to information, reporting, communication and the account team.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Global Programme Initiative
Open to all firms working with European-based multinational clients in the implementation, structuring or servicing of global programmes. The judges will be looking for a deep understanding of how captive-backed global programmes work across both mono and multi-line programmes. They will also seek one clear example of an initiative undertaken for one individual client or a new servie made available to all of its global programme clients.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
(Re)Insurance Company
This insurance or reinsurance company will demonstrate a broad range of abilities to deliver a quality service to captive owning clients. Considering in fronting, reinsurance, consultancy and management of the integration of new lines to a captive portfolio as well as an efficient transparent claims deliverance, the submission should be able to demonstrate a clear and holistic approach to their relationship with captive clients. Captives will not be considered in this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Investment Manager
This investment manager should be able to demonstrate a high level of innovation and customer care in its dealings with captive insurance companies. Its services and knowledge should be in line with the unique challenges and considerations facing captives compared to other institutional clients.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Law Firm
Open to all law firms providing legal support to European captives and/or captives writing European risk and their parent company. Entrants must demonstrate a deep understanding of legal issues currently facing captives and provide examples of their work. A proven track record supporting and working with insurance regulators will also be looked upon favourably. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Most Innovative Firm of the Year
Awarding stand-out innovation in the industry, the judges will consider entries from all types of service providers that can demonstrate a consistent commitment to innovation. Examples of innovative consulting work with individual clients as well as broader innovation across their practice will be considered. The judges are looking to award a firm that is constantly pushing the captive industry and its own expertise forward.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Most Innovative Use of an ART Structure
Open to all firms who design/manage/consult on ART structures. This award will showcase firms who have displayed creative and innovative design while ensuring effective cover. Evidence of cost benefits, efficiencies, complexity or simplicity of the structure and use of alterative markets such as the capital markets or using the structure as a profit centre will all be considered.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Non EU Domicile
This non-European Union domicile will demonstrate a proven track record of appropriate regulation of European-owned captive insurance companies. It will highlight a first class regulatory environment, advance local captive infrastructure and a willingness to adapt to the unique needs of European owners.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel and Captive Industry Panel.
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
The winner of this special award will be presented to an individual who has made extraordinary contribution to the success of the European captive industry through their illustrious career. We are not accepting entries to this category. However should you wish to nominate an individual, these will be considered by our panel of judges.
Rising Star
This category will recognise a younger professional working in the captive industry, either for an insured that owns a captive or for a service provider. The individual will have made a strong impression within their own company or impressed in their work and interaction with clients. The winner will have demonstrated a passion for captive insurance and ambition to make a lasting impact on the alternative risk industry.
This category will be judged by the Captive Industry Panel.
Risk Consulting Initiative
Open to any firm providing risk consulting services European captive owners. This submission will outline either a client-wide initiative or product demonstrating advanced risk consulting, or one specific example of how effective risk consulting has had a significantly positive outcome. Client testimonials and specific examples are encouraged in this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Run-off and Captive Acquisition Partner
This specialist will have a proven track record of acquiring and running-off insurance companies and show a deep understanding of the nuances of the captive industry. The winner will also have demonstrated an ability to execute a range of run-off transactions, such as novation, loss portfolio transfer and commutations. Management approaches and relationship with the end client will also be considered, as well as success stories. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Solvency II Initiative
This award is open to any service provider or domicile that has delivered a specific product or educational campaign that is aimed specifically at easing captive owners' transition into a Solvency II compliant world. Judges will be looking for innovation as well as the provision of an efficient and easy-to-use concept. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Tax Advisory Firm
Open to all tax advisory firms working with European captive owners. The judges will look for excellence in technical tax advice, tax reviews and compliance with regards to European captives and European-based risk. Submissions will demonstrate a deep understanding of pertinent captive issues during the judging period. Use of software products and capabilities, particularly white-labelled, will be considered by the judges.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.
Technology Product
This award will focus on administrative processes and innovation. It is open to any firm in the captive insurance market - insurer, manager, intermediary, service provider, technology specialist or other - that can demonstrate that the application of new software, hardware or information and communications technology has enhanced the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of managing insurance risk placed in a captive, running a captive insurer or captive management firm. The judges will be looking for evidence of greater efficiency, customer service, lower error rates and effective implementation within agreed budgets and timetables.
This category will be judged by the Captive Owner Panel.

ENTRY RULES

When entering the 2018 Awards, please read through the following criteria for your chosen category(ies), which explain what the judging panel will be looking for when they judge the entries and select the winners.

All entry forms should be submitted by the final deadline on Friday, 7 September 2018, 5:00pm BST.

The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and captive insurance media. All awards finalists will be honoured — and the winners announced at the dinner event on Tuesday, November 13 2018 at the Sofitel Luxembourg Europe, Luxembourg.

The Awards are FREE to enter, and you can enter as many categories as relevant to you and your business. The shortlist will be announced in September 2018.

JUDGING

The judging period will be from 1 September, 2017 – 31 August, 2018.

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all entries receive full consideration and that the true winners are chosen.

Judges will take part in judging conference calls online surveys to decide the winners, and provide comments and rationale for their choices. Judges’ comments on each winner will be published after they are announced.

Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories they think more suitable. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.

 

The judging panel:

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest. 

PLEASE NOTE: Judges do not judge any categories that their company has been entered in and are obliged to declare they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.

The judges will be announced shortly.

EVENT INFO

The European & UK Captive Review Awards 2018 will take place Tuesday 13, November 2018 at the Sofitel Luxembourg Europe, Luxembourg.

Timings

18:30 Welcome drinks reception
19:30 Three course dinner
21:30 Awards Ceremony
21:45 Post awards networking
22:30 Close of event

Venue Information

Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
4, Rue du Fort Niedergrunewald,
Quartier Européen Nord,
2015
Luxembourg

Dress code

Black Tie

Map and directions to venue

TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP

 

    How to attend the awards

Ticket prices for the 2018 Awards include drinks reception and three-course dinner whilst enjoying the ceremony.

Captive Review Members receive a discount on their booking to the awards.

 

How to sponsor the awards

Sponsoring the European & UK Captive Review Awards 2018 gives you a unique opportunity to:

  • Raise your company profile amongst the European captive insurance industry
  • Benefit from excellent networking with key decision-makers
  • Gain fantastic brand exposure across a variety of marketing media and Captive Review readers
  • Position your company as a key player in the captive insurance industry

To find out more about booking a table or sponsoring the 2018 Awards, please contact. 

Nick Morgan
Publishing Director
+44 (0) 2078326635
N.Morgan@pageantmedia.com

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