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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...

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...

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...

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...

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860801.001

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...

A Model of the Imf As a Coinsurance Arrangement

A Model of the Imf As a Coinsurance Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2004/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Ilhyock Shim , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875201.001

ISBN: 9781451875201

Keywords: coinsurance arrangement, Samaritan&;amp;#x2019;s dilemma, King Lear's dilemma, coinsurance, repayment, debt, interest, Asymmetric and Private Information, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The paper shows that a coinsurance arrangement among countries can, in principle, play a useful role in helping countries bear the risks involved in developing their economies and integrating into the global financ...

Contingent Liabilities
			: Issues and Practice

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871036.001

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...

Deposit Insurance
			: A Survey of Actual and Best Practices

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847499.001

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...

Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856002.001

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...

Procyclical Behavior of Institutional Investors During the Recent Financial Crisis
			: Causes, Impacts, and Challenges

Procyclical Behavior of Institutional Investors During the Recent Financial Crisis : Causes, Impacts, and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2013/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Papaioannou , Joonkyu Park , Jukka Pihlman , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336083.001

ISBN: 9781484336083

Keywords: long-term investments, institutional investors, procyclicality, financial stability, financial system, financial markets, bonds, bond, Portfolio Choice,

This paper (i) provides evidence on the procyclical investment behavior of major institutional investors during the global financial crisis; (ii) identifies the main factors that could account for such behavior; (i...