The traditional insurance market is regularly rocked by hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes, while cycles prompt prices to soften and harden, but through it all the alternative market has seen relatively steady, solid growth to cover hard-to-place risks like medical liability and construction, domicile regulators and experts agree.

Part of the captive industry’s success is due to the increasing sophistication of risk managers, and part of it is attributed to efforts by the domiciles themselves to foresee and respond to the coverage needs of insurance buyers, these observers say.

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