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CHAPTER III: RISK TRANSFER AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

CHAPTER III: RISK TRANSFER AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY »

Source: Risk Transfer and the insurance industry

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451939323

Keywords: bonds, insurance companies, risk management, bond, credit risk

The transfer of risk from banks to non-bank institutions, such as mutual funds, pension funds, insurers, and hedge funds, has been taking place for many years. Banks have generally tried to distribute the ri...

Compliance with IMF Program Indicators and Growth in Transition Economies

Compliance with IMF Program Indicators and Growth in Transition Economies »

Source: Compliance with IMF Program Indicators and Growth in Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2000/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Unigovskaya , and Valerie Mercer-Blackman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451846638

Keywords: structural benchmark, transition and growth, initial conditions, transition countries, price liberalization, external shocks

This paper makes use of the IMF’s Database for Monitoring Fund Arrangements (MONA) to investigate whether transition countries that more successfully implement the conditionality of IMF programs tend to show...

Credit Booms and Lending Standards

Credit Booms and Lending Standards »

Source: Credit Booms and Lending Standards : Evidence From the Subprime Mortgage Market

Volume/Issue: 2008/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Luc Laeven , and Deniz Igan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869675

Keywords: credit boom, lending standards, subprime loans, financial accelerators, applications, mortgage, mortgage market, mortgage lenders,

This paper links the current sub-prime mortgage crisis to a decline in lending standards associated with the rapid expansion of this market. We show that lending standards declined more in areas that experienced la...

The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions1

The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions1 »

Source: The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2006/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Ong , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451863994

Keywords: CDO, CDS, credit derivatives, credit risk transfer, structured credit products, credit risk, hedge, financial institutions, risk transfer, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The increasing ability to trade credit risk in financial markets has facilitated its dispersion across the financial and other sectors. However, specific risks attached to credit risk transfer (CRT) instruments in...

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective »

Source: Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982084

Keywords: Consumption risk sharing, Intertemporal smoothing, Nonstationary panel analysis, Cointegration, risk sharing, equation, time series, statistic, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General,

This paper estimates an empirical nonstationary panel regression model that tests long-run consumption risk sharing across a sample of OECD and emerging market (EM) countries. This is in contrast to the existing li...

Cyprus

Cyprus »

Source: Cyprus : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Insurance Regulation and Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2009/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451809954

Keywords: insurance companies, life insurers, life insurance, internal control

This paper examines the Insurance Regulation and Supervision for Cyprus's Financial Sector Assessment Program. The domestic nonlife market is dominated by motor insurance which accounted for 58 percent of net premi...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2007/119

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451811162

Keywords: insurance companies, pension, pension funds, life insurance, supervisory authority

This paper discusses key findings of the Detailed Assessment of the Observance of the Insurance Core Principles for Denmark. Key recommendations arising from the assessment cover two main issues. First is the fact...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note: Pensions with Profit Contracts

Volume/Issue: 2007/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451811216

Keywords: life insurance, pension, pension funds, insurance companies, life insurance companies

This technical note examines pensions with profit contracts in Denmark. The Danish life insurance and pension sector is sensitive to a range of risks on both the asset and liability side of the balance sheet. One o...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)

Volume/Issue: 2014/335

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498376266

Keywords: banks, risk, banking, capital, bank

This paper discusses findings of the Report on Observance of Standards and codes for Denmark. Denmark has a high level of compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. The Danish Fina...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2014/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498356466

Keywords: insurance, solvency, market, monetary fund, pension

This paper discusses findings of the Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles on Denmark. Insurance regulation in Denmark has a good level of compliance with the Insurance Core Principles....