Capstone Meets with Anguilla’s Governor, Captive Regulators


From left to right: Valerie Garcia (Capstone), Governor Christina Scott, Stewart A. Feldman (Capstone), Megan Brooks (Capstone), and Fiona Curtis (Capstone Insurance Management (Anguilla), Ltd.)

February 4, 2015 (Houston, TX) - Team members of Capstone Associated Services, Ltd. have just returned to their Houston offices from their January meetings in Anguilla. Attending the meetings on Capstone's behalf were Megan M. Brooks, financial risk manager and Valerie Garcia, senior administrator, along with Stewart A. Feldman, Capstone's CEO and general counsel. Anguilla is located in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla and is ultimately governed by the United Kingdom.

The meetings included sessions with Anguilla’s Governor, Her Excellency Christina Scott, where financial services/captive insurance issues were discussed. Financial services is a mainstay of Anguilla's economy.

Capstone continues as one of the largest sponsors of captive insurance companies domiciled in the Territory, having begun its Anguilla operations in 2009. Capstone Insurance Management (Anguilla), Ltd., a subsidiary of Capstone, maintains a staffed office in The Valley, Anguilla, run by Fiona Curtis, MBA, who serves as resident manager.

Capstone's Anguilla meetings also included extended discussions with the staff of the Anguilla Financial Services Commission, addressing regulatory issues of Capstone's clients. The extended meeting included Gerry Halishuk, who became the AFSC's head in 2014, along with Lavie Hobson, head of insurance supervision, and regulators Charo Richardson and Glyne Buchanan.


Capstone addresses regulatory issues with the Anguilla Financial Services Commission staff. Left to right: Megan Brooks (Capstone), Fiona Curtis (Capstone Insurance Management (Anguilla), Ltd.), Valerie Garcia (Capstone), Gerry Halishuk (AFSC), ,Glyne Buchanan (AFSC), Charo Richardson (AFSC), and Lavie Hobson (AFSC).

In addition to the important discussions with Governor Scott and the Anguilla Financial Services Commission, the Capstone team also met separately with Ms. Curtis to negotiate and bind almost 700 individual insurance policies covering several thousand insureds for 2015 coverages, all on behalf of Capstone's captive clients. The next set of in-person meetings is set for mid-year.

Capstone provides a full range of true turnkey captive services, providing oversight and administration. With its affiliated law firm, The Feldman Law Firm LLP, Capstone leverages the in-house professional expertise of CPAs, tax attorneys, actuaries, underwriters, insurance regulatory lawyers, and others. Capstone has gained experience operating in seven different domiciles, both in the U.S. and abroad, since 1998.






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