Thailand insurers shun interest rate derivatives for RBC liability hedging


Thailand's recent move to a risk-based capital (RBC) regulatory approach for its insurance sector has failed to translate into an increased level of interest rate hedging due to government restrictions on using these instruments, according to a senior figure in the domestic market.

On January 1, insurance regulator, the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC), further increased the solvency capital margin on the RBC framework it introduced in September 2011. This requires insurance companies to

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