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Global Financial Stability Report, September 2005
			: Financial Stability Considerations Related to Trends in Accounting Standards

Global Financial Stability Report, September 2005 : Financial Stability Considerations Related to Trends in Accounting Standards »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451969559.082

ISBN: 9781451969559

Keywords: pension funds, pension, risk management, insurance companies, accounting standards

This paper describes financial stability considerations related to trends in accounting standards. The paper highlights that in recent years, financial stability is generally viewed by authorities as having improve...

Kosovo
			: Institutions and Policies for Reconstruction and Growth

Kosovo : Institutions and Policies for Reconstruction and Growth »

Series: Books

Author(s): Davina Jacobs , and Johannes Herderschee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060982.071

ISBN: 9781589060982

Keywords: insurance companies, tax system, pension, international community, pensions

Kosovo was placed under temporary UN administration in 1999, and a final political settlement remains pending. Since that time, however, the province has developed the instruments and institutions necessary to form...

Some Considerations Relevant to Prefunded Pensions in France

Some Considerations Relevant to Prefunded Pensions in France »

Source: Some Considerations Relevant to Prefunded Pensions in France

Volume/Issue: 1995/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joaquim Levy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

ISBN: 9781451848502

Keywords: pension funds, pension, life insurance, pension schemes

Increasing use of life insurance instruments and company-sponsored funds in France suggests that French households may be inclined to a greater reliance on financial savings as a source of retirement income. This p...

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...

How the Financial Crisis Affects Pensions and Insurance and Why the Impacts Matter

How the Financial Crisis Affects Pensions and Insurance and Why the Impacts Matter »

Source: How the Financial Crisis Affects Pensions and Insurance and Why the Impacts Matter

Volume/Issue: 2009/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Tower , and Gregorio Impavido

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872989

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

This paper discusses the key sources of vulnerabilities for pension plans and insurance companies in light of the global financial crisis of 2008. It also discusses how these institutional investors transit shocks...

Taxing the Financial Sector
			: Concepts, Issues, and Practice

Taxing the Financial Sector : Concepts, Issues, and Practice »

Series: Books

Author(s): Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063167.071

ISBN: 9781589063167

Keywords: financial services, financial institutions, pension, life insurance, tax rules

One of the most complex issues in tax policy today is the treatment of the institutions, products, and services that make up the financial sector. It can be harder to ascertain income, expenses, and profits for fin...

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...

Rethinking Public Pension Reform Initiatives1

Rethinking Public Pension Reform Initiatives1 »

Source: Rethinking Public Pension Reform Initiatives

Volume/Issue: 1998/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451848144

Keywords: public pensions, pension, social insurance, retirement, elderly

This paper argues that there are significant risks, limitations, and complications associated with reliance upon mandatory DC, fully funded schemes as the dominant public pension pillar. Policies to limit risks may...

Poland

Poland »

Source: Poland : The Social Safety Net During the Transition

Volume/Issue: 1993/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Maret , and Gerd Schwartz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1993

ISBN: 9781451846164

Keywords: pension, unemployment, pensions, social insurance, retirement

This paper argues that the brunt of the reform-induced increase in Polish social expenditures has been borne by social insurance arrangements (mainly pensions and unemployment compensation) rather than by social as...

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...