Insurance

The credit risk time bomb

Insurers remain very keen to both guarantee and invest in credit derivatives products, but key regulators are about to release reports indicating that risk transfer between the insurance and banking sectors might not be such a good idea.

Insurers embrace risk systems

Insurance companies have been slower than banks to adopt advanced risk modelling techniques and technologies. But regulatory changes and business exigencies are spurring them to adopt a new generation of risk and capital management systems.

Insurers play catch-up

Insurance companies around the globe are beginning to look at their own risk management practices and are finding them wanting. As a result, many firms are beginning to upgrade their risk procedures.

Chief risk officers

Risk is the business of insurance companies, but risk management in the sector is not nearly as developed as it is in the banking industry. Now, a new crop of chief risk officers will be trying to change all that.

Basel II - Rules and Models

The proposed operational risk charge remains one of the most contentious areas of the new Basel Accord. Carol Alexander reviews the current proposals in the context of various simple models, and argues that practical implementation will require the use…

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