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Global 1500 : A Captive Insight 2007

Contrary to popular belief, the captive market remains underdeveloped with over half of the world's top 1500 companies (G1500) not currently owning a captive, according to research by Aon Global Risk Consulting.

This means that insurance buyers within the world’s largest companies are failing to achieve a better quality of cover as well as cost savings of typically 10-15%, through economies of scale, efficient use of capital, leverage and more efficient use of senior management time.

Regionally there is considerable room for captive growth, both from markets such as Asia that have traditionally not been extensive captive users (only 14% of Japanese G1500 companies have a captive), and from more mature markets such as the US, where captive ownership by G1500 is running at 42%

Certain industry sectors could also make greater use of captives – 45% of manufacturing companies and 38% of companies in the communications sector still do not own a captive.

Andrew Tunnicliffe, Group Managing Director, Business Development, Aon Global Risk Consulting, comments: “The report shows that growth in the captive market is not slowing down – there is still a long way to go before companies are truly managing risk effectively. The message to some specific sectors such as financial services, communications and retail trade is clear – you are missing out on significant cost savings by not using captives as part of your risk management programme.

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