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Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance

Volume/Issue: 2012/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2012

ISBN: 9781589069794

Keywords: life insurers, life insurance, reinsurance, general insurance, insurance industry

The insurance industry in Australia has weathered the global financial crisis well and was resilient to the catastrophic events in 2010/11. The insurance industry is mature but relatively small compared to the bank...

People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance

Volume/Issue: 2014/206

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498358125

Keywords: reinsurance, insurance industry, risk management, policyholders, general insurance

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Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness

Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness »

Source: Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness

Volume/Issue: 2003/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Richard Podpiera , and Nigel Davies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856002

Keywords: soundness indicators, insurance companies, life insurers, life insurance, insurance industry, reinsurance, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper explores insurance as a source of financial system vulnerability. It provides a brief overview of the insurance industry and reviews the risks it faces, as well as several recent failures of insurance co...

Macroprudential Solvency Stress Testing of the Insurance Sector

Macroprudential Solvency Stress Testing of the Insurance Sector »

Source: Macroprudential Solvency Stress Testing of the Insurance Sector

Volume/Issue: 2014/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas A. Jobst , Nobuyasu Sugimoto , and Timo Broszeit

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484346365

Keywords: macroprudential surveillance, financial stability analysis, underwriting, life insurance, life insurers, insurance activities, General,

Over the last decade, stress testing has become a central aspect of the Fund's bilateral and multilateral surveillance work. Recently, more emphasis has also been placed on the role of insurance for financial stabi...

Where Does the Public Sector End and the Private Sector Begin?

Where Does the Public Sector End and the Private Sector Begin? »

Source: Where Does the Public Sector End and the Private Sector Begin?

Volume/Issue: 2009/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872699

Keywords: general government, market, nonmarket, social insurance, social security, private partnerships, social insurance schemes,

The boundary between the public and private sectors can be defined on the basis of ownership of institutional units. Nonmarket government-owned entities and corporations that are owned or controlled by government u...

Deposit Insurance Database

Deposit Insurance Database »

Source: Deposit Insurance Database

Volume/Issue: 2014/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Asli Demirgüç-Kunt , Edward Kane , and Luc Laeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498354479

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance scheme, deposit guarantee, banking crisis, General,

This paper provides a comprehensive, global database of deposit insurance arrangements as of 2013. We extend our earlier dataset by including recent adopters of deposit insurance and information on the use of gover...

Country Insurance

Country Insurance »

Source: Country Insurance

Volume/Issue: 2004/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Levy Yeyati , and Tito Cordella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856859

Keywords: Bailouts, insurance effect, market bond, hedging, capital market, bond, International Finance: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

In this paper, we examine how the presence of country insurance schemes affects policymakers' incentives to undertake reforms. Such schemes (especially when made contingent on negative external shocks) are more lik...

Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance

Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance »

Source: Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance

Volume/Issue: 2012/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tiago Severo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505436

Keywords: stock returns, banking, bank assets, insurance premium, bond, Econometric Modeling, General Financial Markets,

I construct a systemic liquidity risk index (SLRI) from data on violations of arbitrage relationships across several asset classes between 2004 and 2010. Then I test whether the equity returns of 53 global banks we...

Health Spending in Japan

Health Spending in Japan »

Source: Health Spending in Japan : Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2014/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masahiro Nozaki , Kenichiro Kashiwase , and Ikuo Saito

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498365277

Keywords: long-term care, health care, capita health spending, budget caps, General, Health Insurance, Public and Private,

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990-2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing alone...

Cyber Risk, Market Failures, and Financial Stability

Cyber Risk, Market Failures, and Financial Stability »

Source: Cyber Risk, Market Failures, and Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2017/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emanuel Kopp , Lincoln Kaffenberger , and Christopher Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484313787

Keywords: Systemic risk, Public goods, Cyber risk, cyber insurance, cyber regulation, risk management, information asymmetries, market failure, General, Externalities

Cyber-attacks on financial institutions and financial market infrastructures are becoming more common and more sophisticated. Risk awareness has been increasing, firms actively manage cyber risk and invest in cyber...