There are several decisions that you will need to make when contemplating the establishment of a captive. One of the most important decisions is choosing captive domicile.Your choice of domicile will have a major impact on the success of your captive for the long term.
As more countries recognize the economic benefits of providing these financial services, the options available to businesses for domicile locations increases. Businesses now have to consider various options to find the best captive location for their needs. Consider the following factors:
- Regulatory environment
Businesses that form a captive do so with a long-term view. You will therefore probably want your captive to be in the domicile for a long time in order to benefit from it for the long term. It is therefore important to choose a regulatory environment that supports your captive. You should be comfortable with the regulator and their requirements for your captive.
- Political climate
The success of your captive will be affected by the political climate of the domicile. It is important to choose a domicile that is not only politically stable but also whose political processes will not result in an upset that could leave you in a bind.
- Availability of services
Establishing and managing a captive insurance company requires active management within the domicile. You will also need to access various support services within the domicile including legal counsel, actuarial professionals, accounting professionals and much more. It is important to consider whether you will be able to access these services and how readily accessible they are.
- Taxes and fees
Many businesses form captives with the aim of improving cash flow and reducing costs. It is therefore important to consider factors such as taxes and fees associated with operating the captive from the domicile. Are there any tax advantages to choosing this domicile? Are the fees and associated costs low enough to justify choosing this domicile?
When many people think of Aruba, they think of sun and sand. The country has long been known as one of the best holiday destinations in the world. However, Aruba is also one of the best investment destinations.
Aruba’s government is making great strides to provide a safe and stable investment environment. With excellent infrastructure and a highly skilled multilingual workforce, businesses will find that the fast-growing financial services industry and the supportive regulator make for the perfect environment to establish a captive.
Aruba Captive Management Services makes establishing a captive domiciled in Aruba even easier. The captive management service has its head office in Oranjestad, Aruba. The company has years of experience in helping companies establish captives in Aruba as well as managing these captives on their behalf. ACMS is committed to providing businesses with the highest quality services and designing captive programs that are tailored to meet each client’s needs.
Are you ready to establish a captive? Consider Aruba as a domicile. Get in touch with ACMS to learn more about the country and how you can get started.