Iron Mountain and CONSOR Joint White Paper: Securitizing and Collateralizing Software Assets for the Capital Markets

La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2008

Iron Mountain’s Intellectual Property Management group (IPM) and CONSOR are looking for additional experts to work on a white paper titled “Securitizing and Collateralizing Intangible Software Assets” see to provide expert commentary, recommendations and practical guidance to the primary and secondary capital markets. This white paper is for the financial community that provides investments (IPO, M&A, LBO, equity or debt position, etc.) to companies that have valuable software assets. The joint white paper is planned for inclusion in the Iron Mountain Knowledge Center to complement the current white paper “Leveraging Software Assets Via the Capital Markets” (see

The intangible assets owned by many enterprises today include traditional IP (trademarks, copyrights, and patents), and non-traditional IP (trade secrets and knowhow). This non-traditional IP is better known as the software inventory. Many investments today are secured using the traditional IP of the organization, but seldom is the nontraditional IP used.

Usually the question of including the software inventory may not have been addressed in the financing, or even thought of, but knowing it’s value and registered position can help manage and leverage the investment. Furthermore, regulations for mergers and buyouts mean that enterprises must estimate the value of existing software inventories anyway for financial and tax reasons, such as required by FASB 141, FASB 142 and FASB 157.

Iron Mountain provides the software inventory to be registered in its Escrow for securitization and CONSOR provides for software identification and valuation analysis. This registry and valuation services assist counsel and stakeholders get a handle on their investment.


Calgarian and Financial Prodigy James Timothy White Becomes World’s Youngest CEO of A Frankfurt-Listed Company At 24

(PRWEB) January 13, 2010

Eurotex Finanz Inc. (KFE), a rapidly-growing worldwide innovator of financial products and services, has been accepted for listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange trading under ticker KFE and first day of trading will be January 5, 2010.

Eurotex is headed by one of the world’s youngest self made millionaires, Calgarian James Timothy White. At age 24, James now holds the honour of being the youngest CEO in the world of any company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, (replacing Jochen Zeitz, CEO of Puma at age 30). A modern working-class hero who made his first million by the age of 16, White says his budding empire’s rapid growth is based upon his goal of helping change the lives of working middle class men and women like his parents, through better investing.

“I see James as the smartest, wisest and most brilliant, young, value-creating entrepreneur on the planet. He is destined to create financial freedom for all.”

Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act: No Captive Insurance Impact; Consortium Agrees with White Paper Conclusions

Montpelier, Vermont (PRWEB) October 14, 2011

The new federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA), often referred to as the Dodd Frank Act, has no applicability to captive insurance. That is the conclusion of an independent white paper prepared for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) by the law firm of McIntyre and Lemon, PLLC of Washington, DC.

Both the language of the legislation itself and the legislative intent are clear that the law was meant to apply only to the surplus lines market not captive insurance, said Dave Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance.

A consortium of the VCIA, the Captive Insurance Companies Association and the National Risk Retention Association agreed with the conclusion of the white paper. There was no intent to have NRRA encompass captive insurance, said Rich Smith, President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association.

“There is a good deal of misinformation that is being disseminated to captive insurance companies, said Dan Towle, Vermonts Director of Financial Services. This does a disservice to the captive insurer and to the industry.

The white paper went to great lengths to analyze Congressional legislative intent, quoting from the chief bill sponsors as to the focus of the bill being surplus lines of insurance. Based on this analysis and the language of the NRRA itself, the white paper concludes both that (1) captive insurers should not be subject to the NRRAs nonadmitted insurance provisions because they are not placing nonadmitted insurance within the meaning of the NRRA and (2) the NRRA did not change the application of state independently procured insurance laws, nor should it restrict the collection of premium taxes paid for independently procured insurance to the home state of the insured, as it does for nonadmitted insurance. The white paper can be read in its entirety at

It is prudent for captive insurance companies to seek counsel from their attorneys, tax advisors and captive managers if they have questions on the applicability of self procurement taxes, said Towle. Generally speaking, if you have been advised that self procurement taxes were not applicable before the NRRA, they would not be applicable now. The NRRA itself did not create any new taxes.

Captive insurance is a regulated form of self insurance that has been around since the 1960s, and has been a part of the Vermont insurance industry since 1981, when Vermont passed the Special Insurer Act. Captive insurance companies are formed by companies or groups of companies as a form of alternative insurance to better manage their own risk. Captives are typically used for corporate lines of insurance such as property, general liability, products liability, or professional liability. Growth sectors of the captive insurance industry include securitization, professional medical malpractice coverage for doctors and hospitals, and the continued trend of small and mid-sized companies forming captive insurance companies.

For more information on Vermonts captive industry, visit or call Dan Towle at 802-828-5232 or email dan(dot)towle(at)state(dot)vt(dot)us.