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Policy Issues in Insurance
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Insurance Sector and Policy Responses
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Feb 2011
Pages: 100 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264092204 , OECD Code: 212010041P1
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This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries. It is based to a large extent on a quantitative and qualitative questionnaire that was circulated to OECD countries in 2009. The report shows that generally the insurance sector demonstrated resilience to the crisis, though with some variation across the OECD, and concludes with a number of policy conclusions.


Table of contents:

Introduction
Impact of the Financial Turmoil
-Key balance sheet and investment indicators
-Premiums
-Claims
Combined ratio
-Profitability
-Solvency
-Impact of the crisis on credit insurance markets
-Interpretation of statistical data
Governmental and Supervisory Responses to the Crisis in the Insurance Sector
-Liquidity and short-term financing arrangements and the special case of AIG
-Capital levels and arrangements
-Corporate governance, risk management, investments, and reporting and disclosure
groups and financial conglomerates
-Policy holder protection schemes, restructuring and insolvency regimes
-Credit insurance markets
Key Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Insurance Sector
Key Policy Conclusions from the Crisis
Annex A. Policy and Regulatory Responses to the Financial Crisis

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