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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...

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...

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...

Deposit Insurance

Deposit Insurance »

Source: Deposit Insurance : A Survey of Actual and Best Practices

Volume/Issue: 1999/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451847499

Keywords: deposit insurance, banking, bankers, moral hazard, coinsurance

The paper surveys the characteristics of explicit systems of deposit insurance in 68 countries. It compares these actual practices with a set of best practices that has been adopted by IMF staff for their advice to...

The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065031.084

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

This paper describes recently established deposit insurance systems, identifying emerging trends. In line with previous IMF work on the subject, it argues against the development of "best practices" applicable to a...

The Euro Area Crisis

The Euro Area Crisis »

Source: The Euro Area Crisis : Need for a Supranational Fiscal Risk Sharing Mechanism?

Volume/Issue: 2013/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484334201

Keywords: risk sharing, consumption smoothing, fiscal union, moral hazard, banking crises, moral hazard problems, private consumption, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The aim of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of risk sharing mechanisms in the euro area and whether a supranational fiscal risk sharing mechanism could insure countries against very severe downturns. Using...

European Union

European Union »

Source: European Union : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation --Technical Note on European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475574852

Keywords: supervisory authorities, pension, pension funds, pensions, occupational pension

Slow economic growth and continuing low interest rate environment is putting pressure on the insurance sector. Delays in the implementation of Solvency II could create vulnerabilities in the insurance sector. The a...

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities »

Source: A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

Volume/Issue: 2005/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860801

Keywords: Derivatives, derivative, credit risk, credit derivatives, financial institutions, risk management, General Financial Markets: Other, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper proposes a framework for the surveillance of financial institutions' derivatives activities. The designed framework builds on information likely to be collected by financial market regulators for supervi...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

Deposit insurance systems have developed and expanded rapidly in recent years. A large number of countries have modified their systems, either adopting explicit deposit insurance systems or introducing signi...

II. Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance

II. Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance »

Source: The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

The Choice between Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance Sound Practice: Explicit deposit insurance has a number of important advantages compared with implicit insu...