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Risk Transfer and the insurance industry

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451939323.082

ISBN: 9781451939323

Keywords: bonds, insurance companies, risk management, bond, credit risk

This paper focuses on risk transfer and discusses the insurance sector, particularly life insurers. It expands on issues raised in previous Global Financial Stability Reports by asking whether financial stability h...

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068506.084

ISBN: 9781589068506

Keywords: Budgets, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Financial institutions, Public finance, Pension funds, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fiscal stability, financial sector, deposit insurance

The economic and financial crisis is affecting the fiscal accounts of virtually every country. Public sector support for the financial system, fiscal stimulus and the automatic stabilizers, as well as the revenue d...

The Use of Blanket Guarantees in Banking Crises

The Use of Blanket Guarantees in Banking Crises »

Source: The Use of Blanket Guarantees in Banking Crises

Volume/Issue: 2008/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Laeven , and Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451871081

Keywords: banking, liquidity support, banking system, deposit insurance, bank restructuring

In episodes of significant banking distress or perceived systemic risk to the financial system, policymakers have often opted for issuing blanket guarantees on bank liabilities to stop or avoid widespread bank runs...

Deposit Protection Arrangements: A Survey

Deposit Protection Arrangements: A Survey »

Source: Deposit Protection Arrangements : A Survey

Volume/Issue: 1995/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Kyei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451855548

Keywords: deposit insurance, deposit protection, banking, deposit guarantee, banking system

This paper is a survey of deposit protection arrangements and it compares the key elements of deposit protection schemes around the world. There are more implicit arrangements that guarantee deposits than explicit...

Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance

Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance »

Source: Measuring Systemic Liquidity Risk and the Cost of Liquidity Insurance

Volume/Issue: 2012/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tiago Severo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505436

Keywords: stock returns, banking, bank assets, insurance premium, bond, Econometric Modeling, General Financial Markets,

I construct a systemic liquidity risk index (SLRI) from data on violations of arbitrage relationships across several asset classes between 2004 and 2010. Then I test whether the equity returns of 53 global banks we...

Health Care Spending Issues in Advanced Economies

Health Care Spending Issues in Advanced Economies »

Source: Health Care Spending Issues in Advanced Economies

Volume: 2010

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Eva Jenkner , and Adam Leive

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2010

ISBN: 9781462369713

Keywords: health care spending, health reforms, cost containment, advanced economies, health care, health spending, health insurance, cost sharing, fee-for-service

This technical note analyzes the health care spending issues in advanced economies. Both public and total health spending have increased substantially in advanced countries. Total health spending increased by more...

Distance-to-Default in Banking

Distance-to-Default in Banking »

Source: Distance-to-Default in Banking : A Bridge Too Far?

Volume/Issue: 2006/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864755

Keywords: closure, prompt corrective action, distance-to-default, distance-to-capital, capital adequacy, banking, capital adequacy ratio, bank capital, deposit insurance,

In contrast to corporate defaults, regulators typically take a number of statutory actions to avoid the large fiscal costs associated with bank defaults. The distance-to-default, a widely used market-based measure...

Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities

Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities »

Source: Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities

Volume/Issue: 2000/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Johnston , Liliana Schumacher , and Jingqing Chai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2000

ISBN: 9781451849868

Keywords: asymmetric information, incentive structure, risk models, financial system vulnerabilities, financial system, financial institutions, incentive structures, deposit insurance

Recent financial crises have highlighted the potentially significant macroeconomic costs of financial system instability, and the potential for the instability in the financial system of one country to have broader...

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...

Market-Based Policy Instruments for Systemic Bank Restructuring

Market-Based Policy Instruments for Systemic Bank Restructuring »

Source: Market-Based Policy Instruments for Systemic Bank Restructuring

Volume/Issue: 1998/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451944235

Keywords: Financial Sector Policy, Banking Crisis, Restructuring, Central Banking, banking, deposit insurance, bank restructuring, asset management, systemic bank restructuring

Since the early 1980s, well over 100 countries have experienced systemic bank insolvencies. An important innovation among the resulting policies for reestablishing bank soundness has been the reliance on market-bas...