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Source: Albania : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2014/79

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484338797

Keywords: risk management, credit risk, underwriting, legal framework

This paper discusses the Financial System Stability Assessment report on Albania. The IMF report states that the Albanian economy is weak, macroeconomic imbalances are large, and the financial sector faces several...

ANNEX SUMMING UP BY THE ACTING CHAIR

ANNEX SUMMING UP BY THE ACTING CHAIR »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2008 : Containing Systemic Risks and Restoring Financial Soundness

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067202

Keywords: credit, financial institutions, financial stability, prices, collateral

The following remarks by the Acting Chair were made at the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion of the Global Financial Stability Report on March 26, 2008....

Appraising Credit Ratings

Appraising Credit Ratings »

Source: Appraising Credit Ratings : Does the CAP Fit Better than the ROC?

Volume/Issue: 2012/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. John Irwin , and Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503517

Keywords: Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC), Cumulative Accuracy Profile (CAP)., probability, equation, probabilities, Cumulative Accuracy Profile (cap),

ROC and CAP analysis are alternative methods for evaluating a wide range of diagnostic systems, including assessments of credit risk. ROC analysis is widely used in many fields, but in finance CAP analysis is more...

Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings »

Source: Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Volume/Issue: 2012/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Kiff , Sylwia Nowak , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931858

Keywords: Sovereign ratings, rating agencies, credit ratings, asian crisis, emerging markets, An Investigation into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

We find that Credit Rating Agencies (CRA)'s opinions have an impact in the cost of funding of sovereign issuers and consequently ratings are a concern for financial stability. While ratings produced by the major CR...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Financial Sector Assessment Program Technical Note: Stress Testing and Short-Term Vulnerabilities

Volume/Issue: 2008/204

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451802436

Keywords: banking, banking system, market risk, liquidity ratio

This technical note focuses on the Austrian banking system that exhibits considerable resilience against shocks determined by stress tests. The main sources of risk lie in the credit risk arising from exposures to...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update Technical Note: Factual Update and Analysis of the IAIS Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2008/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451802467

Keywords: insurance companies, pension, pension funds, risk management

This technical note highlights Austria's analysis of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Insurance Core Principles. The Austrian economy generally performed well over the past several years, with...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on Insurance Sector

Volume/Issue: 2014/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484375730

Keywords: life insurance, insurance industry, insurance companies, risk management

This Technical Note provides an update on the Austrian insurance industry and an analysis of its regulatory and supervisory regime. The structure of the domestic insurance sector has remained largely stable since t...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Detailed Assessment of Observance of Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2013/134

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484384466

Keywords: life insurers, reinsurance, policyholders, risk management, life insurance

The Belgian insurance industry was adversely affected by the global financial crisis and continued to confront challenges related to legacy assets and economic uncertainties in Europe. The Belgian authorities have...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2013/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484362877

Keywords: banking, banking sector, banking system, sovereign risk, banking supervision

This financial stability assessment provides an update on the significant regulatory and supervisory developments in the banking and insurance sectors of Belgium since 2006. The Belgian financial system is relative...

Calibrating Your Intuition

Calibrating Your Intuition »

Source: Calibrating Your Intuition : Capital Allocation for Market and Credit Risk

Volume/Issue: 2002/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Kupiec

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451852288

Keywords: value at risk, capital allocation, bond, equity capital, stock capital, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Value-at-Risk (VaR) models often are used to estimate the equity investment that is required to limit the default rate on funding debt. Typical VaR "buffer stock" capital calculations produce biased estimates. To e...