NEW YORK–The head of a Bermuda reinsurance company said that “intelligent regulation”–not freedom from paying U.S. taxes–is what has attracted a wealth of capital to the island.

“When you look at regulation in the United States and some other places, you realize how dysfunctional [and] how hostile regulation is outside Bermuda,” said Donald Kramer, chairman and chief executive officer of Bermuda-based Ariel Reinsurance, during a keynote speech at an insurance gathering here.

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