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Bermuda Captive Conference 2017 offers trove of insight

We were delighted to be a part of this year’s Bermuda Captive Conference, held 10-13 September on, of course, the beautiful island of Bermuda – the world’s leading captive insurance domicile.
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Death by Labour?

Incoming economic data tells us that the UK is being left behind by an increasingly vibrant global economy. The IMF forecasts, released this week, are among those suggesting that this gap will widen in coming quarters and years.
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The Fed model updated

In the past, a positive relationship could be observed in the US between the average earnings yield (earnings/price) of the S&P 500 index and government bond yields. This relationship has become popular as the ‘Fed model' [...]
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Au revoir QE

As widely expected, The Federal Reserve (Fed) announced this week that it will begin inching away from its audacious post-crisis monetary experiment in October.
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High yield – high performance?

High yield bonds are fixed income securities with a lower credit rating than investment grade corporate bonds or Treasuries. These bonds are believed to have a higher risk of default; to compensate for this, investors demand a higher yield.
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Bermuda Captive Conference 2017 – a hidden treasure

Autumn is here, which means the Sargasso Sea islands will play host to the long-awaited Bermuda Captive Conference from September 10-13. Aiming to deliver a compelling agenda for captive owners, risk managers and insurance professionals [...]
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