Marsh granted Abu Dhabi captive management licence

Firm is the first to receive the licence from the international financial centre’s regulator

Marsh granted Abu Dhabi captive management licence

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Marsh has been awarded a licence to provide captive insurance management services by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

The global brokerage will operate as Marsh Management Services (MENA) and will provide captive insurance management to firms operating in the Middle Eastern capital. The ADGM is the city’s international financial centre, and Marsh is the first firm to receive a captive management licence for the jurisdiction.

“Abu Dhabi aims to play a pivotal role in meeting the growing financial, insurance needs and requirements of the region, while connecting and strengthening links between the financial markets of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” said Ronny Vellekoop, senior executive officer, Marsh. “Through our captive management operations in ADGM, Marsh is well-placed to advise organizations across the region in how to use captive insurance companies to reduce the increasingly volatile risks they face, manage the costs of employee benefit plans, and boost their financial certainty.”

“We are delighted to welcome Marsh to the ADGM family,” said Richard Teng, chief executive officer of FSRA. “Their global expertise and presence in ADGM will further add to the risk advisory and insurance solutions space in the region as well as enhance the captive insurance platform in ADGM. As a captive insurance manager, Marsh is poised to provide innovative and key services to companies in Abu Dhabi and the wider region. ADGM will continue to strengthen its captive insurance regime to provide users with strategic risk management and financial solutions to support their business ambition and growth locally and globally.”

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