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1. in. to pay out money in advance of receiving goods; to pay up front. (see also front money.) I fronted about $550 for the new computer.
2. n. a respectable appearance. Jan can put up a good front, but most of us know the real Jan.
3. in. to pretend; to lie. Stop fronting and be yourself.
4. tv. to challenge someone; to confront someone, perhaps in anger. Don’t front me unless you are ready for a fight.
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The fronting carrier must require collateral commensurate with the risk and pricing.
The collateral can be in the form of a trust agreement funded by the captive's investment securities, a letter of credit issued on behalf of the captive by a bank, or captive funds withheld by the fronting company.
8% of respondents state that they provide collateral as part of the fronting arrangement.
In 1993, time National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted a model bill addressing fronting activities after urging by state insurance regulators.
The captive fronting arena represents a time-honored tradition of creative, alternative risk solutions.
To support the future viability of the alternative risk transfer market, all members of the captive fronting community need to do their part.