June 2018
Direct from Asia Pacific's Leading Midshore Business and Financial Centre.

Alternative risk management tools such as mutual self-insurance structures is an ideal risk mitigation option in the ever-evolving cyber risks threat

Technology can be a double-edged sword. It makes processes faster and easier whilst at the same time, exposes companies to new risks, especially as more and more...

Malaysia retained its position as the leader in the Sukuk market with its combined domestic and international issuance of $612 billion, according to the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Sukuk Report 2018.

Led by Michael Velten, Asia-Pacific Financial Services & Insurance Tax Leader, Deloitte, the panel explores discusses on the intricacies of Base Erosion Profit Shifting initiative and how it affects to the financial services industry; Panellists include Goh Ka Im, Partner, Revenue and Tax Practice Group, Shearn Delamore Naoyoshi Araki, Representative Director, Japan Risk Specialist Ltd Kelvin Wu, Group Risk and Insurance Manager, International SOS

Datuk Chin Chee Kee, Chairman of Association of Labuan Trust Companies delivered a presentation on the overview of asset leasing industry in Labuan IBFC at the Asset Leasing Symposium 2018.

With 35% of Asia's wealth expected to be in the hands of millennials in the next five to seven years, it is expected that ESG, or environmental, social and governance issues will factor more into investing decisions.

The research paper published by the Institute for Economic Affairs recently sets out the value and economic benefit that offshore financial centres (OFCs) play in a global economy. According to the paper, OFCs do play an important economic function, transparent with foreign tax authorities and comply with international tax treaties; and they add substantial value to economic activity by facilitating capital flows and international investment.

Last month, my team and I were in Bangkok for the PARIMA event and we are pleased to have met with many like-minded professionals who are equally as passionate about the risk management industry in Asia. Kudos to the PARIMA team for such a successful event.

This month, we are looking forward to our market development initiatives in Japan, specifically in the wealth management and risk management verticals. This will be the third year we are hosting captive Masterclasses in partnership with Brighton Management Limited and Japan Risk Specialist. To arrange a meeting with the delegation, please email us at [email protected]

In another month or so, we will be hosting the Asian Captive Conference 2018, so to lock in the early bird price of RM300, please register here before 5 July.

Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC Inc
[email protected]

1.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Tokyo, Japan

1.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Osaka, Japan

8.00 AM - 5.15 PM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

North America and Europe continue to be home to most of the world’s captives, although strong growth is occurring in regions such as Asia Pacific and self-insuring risk is the top reason captive owners form a captive, according to a survey of 1,100 captives managed by Marsh Captive Solutions.

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