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Source: Australia : Basel II Implementation Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2010/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455204328

Keywords: banking, banking system, capital adequacy, risk management

The key findings of Australia's BASEL II implementation assessment are presented. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) allocated sufficient resources, including highly skilled staff, prior to the B...

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...

Barriers to Household Risk Management

Barriers to Household Risk Management »

Source: Barriers to Household Risk Management : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 2012/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Townsend , Shawn Cole , Jeremy Tobacman , Xavier Gine , James Vickery , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505443

Keywords: Household Finance, Trust, Liquidity Constraints, insurance contracts, insurance policies, risk aversion, basis risk, Field Experiments, Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of non-systematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors i...

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...

Contingent Liabilities

Contingent Liabilities »

Source: Contingent Liabilities : Issues and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2008/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aliona Cebotari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451871036

Keywords: government guarantees, fiscal risks, disclosure, contingent liability, accounting standards, moral hazard, beneficiaries,

Contingent liabilities have gained prominence in the analysis of public finance. Indeed, history is full of episodes in which the financial position of the public sector is substantially altered-or its true nature...

2. Coverage of the GFS System

2. Coverage of the GFS System »

Source: Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2001

ISBN: 9781589060616

Keywords: taxes, liabilities, interest, payments, loans

This chapter defines the concepts of sectors and institutional units and then uses those concepts to define the general government sector and the public sector. A. Introduc...

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...

6. Expense

6. Expense »

Source: Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2001

ISBN: 9781589060616

Keywords: taxes, liabilities, interest, payments, loans

This chapter defines the concept of expense and describes the manner in which expense is classified. A. Classifications of expense...

3. Flows, Stocks, and Accounting Rules

3. Flows, Stocks, and Accounting Rules »

Source: Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2001

ISBN: 9781589060616

Keywords: taxes, liabilities, interest, payments, loans

This chapter describes the flows and stocks of the GFS system and the accounting rules used to determine their time of recording, valuation, and other aspects of recording....

Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System

Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System »

Source: Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System

Volume/Issue: 2009/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yu-Wei Hu , Gregorio Impavido , and Xiaohong Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451873931

Keywords: Public pensions, Fund Management, Governance, pension, social security, asset managers, pension funds, pension system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation

The Chinese pension system is highly fragmented and decentralized, with governance standards, pension fund management practices, their regulation and supervision varying considerably both across the funded componen...