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Albania

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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...

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...

Argentina

Argentina »

Source: Argentina : Detailed Assessment of Observance of Principles for Insurance Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2012/270

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510584

Keywords: insurance companies, risk management, reinsurance, internal controls

Argentina's insurance market is fragmented, and competition has increased in recent years. Currently, excessive premium discounting by insurance companies is creating risks that insurance companies may be under-res...

Australia

Australia »

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...

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...

Barbados

Barbados »

Source: Barbados : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2014/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484300404

Keywords: Barbados, banking, capital adequacy, credit union, sovereign risk, deposit insurance

This report evaluates the stability of the financial system in Barbados. The findings reveal that Barbados has a relatively well developed financial system, including a large offshore sector. The onshore system is...