Tag: Lofsa

Best Re at its lowest | Malaysian Insurance Industry affected?

Best Re rating

BEST RE’s FINANCIAL RATING PERFORMANCE POSITION — THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION Best Re (Labuan) Ltd. was once a darling reinsurer of the Malaysian insurance industry, especially for the non-life markets. Most difficult risks got placed simply because of the presence…

Energas Captive Insurance captured its A rating

Energas Insurance (Labuan) Limited (Energas), the Captive Insurer of Malaysian energy giant, Petronas National or PETRONAS was granted an “A” (excellent) financial strength rating from AM Best. A.M. Best Co. has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and…

Labuan Captive Insurer…… from reinsurance captive to fronting insurer?

Labuan Offshore Financial Services

Pardon my ignorance! But seriously…. very few practitioners actually knew about a major change having made to the section 140(1) of  Malaysian Insurance Act 1996 back in March 2009. Let’s revisit relevant subsections of section 140 of the Insurance Act…

FM Global is now a Labuan Offshore Financial Services’ registered reinsurer!

FM Global

FM stands for Factory Mutual – basically FM is a mutual insurance company with headquarter in Johnston, R.I., US. Globally, FM is known as FM Global, to some, it’s FMG. I have came across the FM Global’s Industrial All Risks’…

Seriously! Captive Insurance – A Foe or Friend?

Risk-based Capital (RBC) framework has taken effect since 1st Jan 2009. With all Captive insurers (“Captives”) registered under the Offshore Insurance Act (OIA, 1990) having no approved financial strength rating (fsr), it is difficult to see how “Captives” can generate interest among…

Formation of a Syariah-compliant Captive by “Kwai Lo”?

Just in case we missed this piece of recent news – Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) is looking towards developing the world first set of guidelines on syariah-compliant captive insurance. Kudos! Another First for Malaysia…..can’t say of the…