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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Gibraltar Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Gibraltar.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Summary
The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Gibraltar, including:

- An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Gibraltar.

- The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

- Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.

- Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Gibraltar.

- Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.

- Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Scope
- The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Gibraltar.

- The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and entities.

- The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

- The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.

- The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and companies.

Reasons To Buy
- Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Gibraltar.

- Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Gibraltar insurance industry.

- Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.

- Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

Key Highlights
- The Gibraltar insurance industry is regulated by the Financial Services Commission.

- Insurance contracts issued in the Gibraltar’s insurance industry are free from premium taxes.

- Composite insurance is not permitted in Gibraltar; however, both life and non-life insurers are permitted to operate accident and health insurance business.

- Motor third-party liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance for insurance brokers are the key classes of compulsory insurance in the Gibraltar’s insurance industry.

- Non-admitted insurance is not permitted in the Gibraltar insurance industry.

Table Of Contents

Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Gibraltar Insurance Industry
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2 Governance, Risk and Compliance
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Changes in Regulations
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.4.2 Professional indemnity for alternative investment managers
2.4.3 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance managers
2.4.4 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance intermediaries
2.4.5 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance insolvency practitioners
2.4.6 Liability insurance for ships with respect to oil pollution
2.4.7 Professional indemnity insurance for healthcare providers
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
2.5.3 Financial Services Commission
2.5.4 Gibraltar Insurance Association
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Types of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margins
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3 Appendix
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact Timetric
3.3 About Timetric
3.4 Timetric's Services
3.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: Gibraltar - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 3: Gibraltar - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 4: Gibraltar - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 5: Gibraltar - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 6: Gibraltar - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 7: Gibraltar - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2015

List of Figures
Figure 1: Gibraltar - The Three Pillars of Solvency II
Figure 2: Gibraltar - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 3: Gibraltar - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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