Captive services

Making the most of your captive

Today, more and more companies are exploring the many benefits of including non-life as well as life risks in their captive programs. As an industry leader in captive services, Zurich draws on more than 25 years of experience to help you realize the benefits of your captive. Our services encompass life, non-life and consolidated captive services.

International know-how, infrastructure and flexibility

With 220 single parent captive customers and over 350 captive fronting programs, we have the expertise, global structures and processes to help you to implement solid captive solutions across borders. Our global solutions and network capabilities help you to establish and manage captives, whether single-parent, group, agency or program.

Using a captive brings valuable benefits for multinational companies:

  • Cost control: By creating a single, holistic platform for risk management, captives can improve cash flow management and investment returns, and offer overall premium cost savings.
  • Better decisions: With a consistent overview of exposures and risk information, you can make more informed strategic risk management decisions.
  • Broader knowledge: A captive can help you increase awareness and knowledge of your risks, in particular regarding governance and compliance issues around the globe.
  • Transparency: Consolidating risks into a captive can answer regulatory demands for high levels of transparency.

Our captive services

  • Feasability studies
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Tailor-made captive aggregates
  • Management of reinsurance agreements
  • Loss portfolio transfer
  • Corporate Risk Insurance Sharing System
  • Consolidation of general and life insurance

Captive awards

Zurich has been recognized for the excellence of its captive services.

  • UK Captives Service Awards 2015, Insurance Company Zurich
  • US Captive Services Awards 2014, Captive Insurance Services
  • US Captive Services Awards 2013, Collateral Services Provider of the Year
  • US Captive Services Awards 2013, Customer Service in Fronting
captive services

What is a captive?

A captive is a subsidiary set up by a company to act as a direct insurer or reinsurer for that company. The primary purpose of a captive is to reduce the cost of risk. There are two major types of captive: single parent and group captive.