IMF seeks scrutiny of insurers’ credit risk

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says greater information about insurers’ financial markets activities – including credit risk transfers – is needed before their implications for financial stability can be clearly ascertained.

The IMF made its comments in its Global Financial Stability Report, published last month – one month after the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a paper that suggested insurers and reinsurers are pricing and managing increased credit exposure

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