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The captive continues to be considered as an important alternative risk transfer tool for an increasing number of companies including SMEs. Despite the fact that the captive insurance market continues to attract more interest, it requires to adapt itself to the new challenges of the 21st century. Increased compliance costs and higher capital requirements seem to be shifting the interest of captive owners from stand-alone captive to cell captives forming part of a Protected Cell Company structure. Malta provides the right regulatory environment and a diverse selection of corporate structures which have propelled this EU member state to become a top-level ‘captive friendly’ domicile.

This article was featured in the Malta focus of the January 2017 issue of Captive Review.


This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Edmond Zammit Laferla

Captive Review: Malta Focus