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Handbook of international insurance: between global dynamics and local contingencies

Author: Cummins, David J. ; Venard, Bertrand Series: Huebner international series on risk, insurance, and economic security Publisher: Springer, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 981 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0387341625Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Handbook of International Insurance Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................... v AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES............................................................... xvii 1 INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE MARKETS: BETWEEN GLOBAL DYNAMICS AND LOCAL CONTINGENCIES-AN INTRODUCTION.................................................................... 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION................................................................................. 1 1.2 CONTENTS AND COUNTRY SELECTION................................... 2 1.3 CHAPTER CONTENTS...................................................................... 6 1.4 GLOBAL SIMILARITIES AND LOCAL DIFFERENCES................................................................................ 17 1.5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS..................................................................23 1.6 REFERENCES.....................................................................................23 2 THE UNITED STATES INSURANCE MARKET: CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDS.......................................... 25 2.1 INTRODUCTION................................................................................. 25 2.2 HISTORY OF THE U.S. INSURANCE MARKET.........................26 2.3 THE CURRENT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT...................... 44 2.4 THE U.S. LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY................... 58 2.5 THE U.S. PROPERTY-LIABILITY INSURANCE INDUSTRY........................................................................................... 91 2.6 CONCLUSION.................................................................................131 2.7 REFERENCES................................................................................ 132 2.8 LEXICON.......................................................................................... 137 3 THE JAPANESE INSURANCE MARKET AND COMPANIES: RECENT TRENDS............................................................................ 147 3.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................ 147 3.2 INSURANCE MARKETS..............................................................148 3.3 LIFE INSURERS............................................................................ 162 3.4 NON-LIFE INSURERS................................................................. 176 3.5 OTHER INSURANCE PROVIDERS......................................... 185 3.6 CURRENT IMPORTANT ISSUES.............................................191 3.7 CONCLUDING REMARKS......................................................... 196 3.8 REFERENCES................................................................................ 196 3.9 USEFUL WEB SITES................................................................... 197 3.10 LEXICON........................................................................................198 4 THE UK INSURANCE INDUSTRY- STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE................................................................. 205 4.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................ 205 4.2 REGULATION AND SUPERVISION....................................... 207 4.3 THE STRUCTURE OF THE INDUSTRY............................... 209 4.4 CONCLUSION.................................................................................232 4.5 REFERENCES................................................................................ 233 4.6 APPENDIX........................................................................................235 5 THE FRENCH INSURANCE MARKET: BACKGROUND AND TRENDS..........................................................................241 5.1 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................... 241 5.2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRENCH INSURANCE............. 242 5.3 REGULATION OF THE FRENCH INSURANCE MARKET. 248 5.4 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FRENCH INSURANCE MARKET.......................................................254 5.5 INSURANCE ECONOMIC ACTORS IN FRANCE.......... 264 5.6 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF FRENCH INSURANCE COMPANIES...............................................272 5.7 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS.................................................. 277 5.8 CONCLUSION...............................................................................296 5.9 REFERENCES.............................................................................. 296 5.10 LEXICON......................................................................................300 6 THE GERMAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY: MARKET OVERVIEW AND TRENDS................................................................... 305 6.1 HISTORY OF PRIVATE INSURANCE MARKETS IN GERMANY................................................................................ 305 6.2 GENERAL MARKET OVERVIEW......................................... 307 6.3 INSURANCE LINES................................................................... 318 6.4 REGULATION............................................................................... 331 6.5 CONCLUSION: DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLOOK........339 6.6 REFERENCES.............................................................................. 340 6.7 LEXICON........................................................................................ 342 7 THE ITALIAN INSURANCE SECTOR BETWEEN MACRO AND MICRO FACTS: SALIENT FEATURES, RECENT TRENDS, AND AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS.............................................. 347 7.1 INTRODUCTION.....................................................................347 7.2 THE MACRO-DYNAMICS OF THE ITALIAN INSURANCE MARKET......................................................348 7.3 A MICRO PERSPECTIVE OF THE ITALIAN INSURANCE MARKET......................................................378 7.4 A MICROECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF INSURANCE HOLDINGS................................................. 382 7.5 CONCLUSION........................................................................ 396 7.6 REFERENCES.................................................................... 397 7.7 WEB SITES OF INTEREST................................................. 399 7.8 LEXICON................................................................................ 399 8 A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF CANADIAN INSURANCE MARKETS........................................................................ 403 8.1 INTRODUCTION.....................................................................403 8.2 CANADIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE..........................................404 8.3 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA................ 406 8.4 THE CANADIAN INSURANCE MARKET............................. 408 8.5 FINANCIAL CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE...................429 8.6 CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS IN THE CANADIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY..............................444 8.7 CONCLUSION........................................................................ 448 8.8 REFERENCES.................................................................... 449 8.9 IMPORTANT WEB SITES .......................................... ....... 451 8.10 LEXICON .................................................................................... 451 9 INSURANCE IN THE NETHERLANDS: MARKET STRUCTURE AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS............................................. 455 9.1 INTRODUCTION ......................................................................... 455 9.2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ............................................... 455 9.3 OVERVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS .................. 459 9.4 MARKET OVERVIEW ............................................................... 462 9.5 CONCENTRATION, GLOBALIZATION, INTEGRATION, AND THE DUTCH INSURANCE MARKET .................................................................................. 483 9.6 SUPERVISION ............................................................................. 490 9.7 CONCLUSION ..............................................................................491 9.8 REFERENCES ............................................................................. 493 9.9 LEXICON ....................................................................................... 495 10 THE STRUCTURE, CONDUCT, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SPANISH INSURANCE INDUSTRY.......................................... 499 10.1 INTRODUCTION.................................................................. 499 10.2 REGULATION...................................................................... 500 10.3 THE STRUCTURE OF THE SPANISH INSURANCE MARKET................................................................................ 510 10.4 TECHNICAL RESULTS, PROFITS, AND FINANCIAL CONDITIONS................................................ 538 10.5 CONCLUSION..................................................................... 547 10.6 REFERENCES.................................................................. 548 10.7 LEXICON......................................................................................... 550 11 THE INSURANCE MARKET IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND...............553 11.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................ 553 11.2 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND....................... 554 11.3 THE NON-LIFE INSURANCE MARKET.................................... 559 11.4 LIFE INSURANCE..........................................................................572 11.5 PENSIONS.......................................................................................577 11.6 HEALTH INSURANCE.................................................................. 579 11.7 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS....................................................... 583 11.8 CONCLUSIONS..............................................................................585 11.9 REFERENCES................................................................................586 11.10 APPENDIX.................................................................................... 588 11.11 LEXICON.......................................................................................591 12 CHINA'S INSURANCE INDUSTRY: DEVELOPMENTS AND PROSPECTS 597 12.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................ 597 12.2 CHINA'S INSURANCE INDUSTRY BEFORE 1949.................598 12.3 CHINA'S INSURANCE INDUSTRY IN THE ECONOMIC REFORM: PAST AND PRESENT....................600 12.4 AFTER OPENING UP: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES...........................................................................618 12.5 THE FUTURE OF CHINA'S INSURANCE INDUSTRY.......622 12.6 CONCLUSION................................................................................ 630 12.7 REFERENCES................................................................... 630 12.8 APPENDIX 1: An Overview of the Top Insurance Companies in China's Life and Non-Life Industry...... 634 12.9 APPENDIX 2: Average Exchange Rate of RMB to Main Convertible Currencies (Middle Rate), 1980-2003.......638 12.10 LEXICON............................................................................638 13 AN ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF INSURANCE IN INDIA......... 641 13.1 INTRODUCTION...................................................................641 13.2 EVOLUTION OF INSURANCE BEFORE NATIONALIZATION ............................................. 642 13.3 EVOLUTION OF INSURANCE DURING THE NATIONALIZED ERA: 1956 TO 2000............................. 645 13.4 CURRENT STATE OF PLAY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS ............................................................ 665 13.5 CONCLUSIONS.................................................................... 673 13.6 REFERENCES................................................................... 674 13.7 APPENDIX 1: Definitions of Various Lines of Business in the Insurance Act of 1938....................................... 675 13.8 APPENDIX 2: Detailed Factors for Each Major Line of Insurance Business................................................... 676 13.9 APPENDIX 3: Insurance/Reinsurance Companies in India (December 31, 2003)...........................................677 13.10 LEXICON............................................................................677 14 SOUTH AFRICAN INSURANCE MARKETS................................ 679 14.1 INTRODUCTION......................................................................... 679 14.2 HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA'S INSURANCE MARKETS 680 14.3 REGULATORS............................................................................ 686 14.4 THE RETIREMENT FUNDING MARKET.........................689 14.5 THE LONG-TERM (LIFE) INSURANCE MARKET....... 699 14.6 THE SHORT-TERM MARKET...............................................715 14.7 MEDICAL HEALTH FUNDING.............................................724 14.8 CONCLUSION............................................................................. 732 14.9 REFERENCES............................................................................ 732 14.10 STATUTES.................................................................................736 14.11 LEXICON....................................................................................737 15 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BRAZILIAN INSURANCE MARKET........................................................................... 743 15.1 INTRODUCTION........................................................................ 743 15.2 THE SOUTH AMERICAN INSURANCE MARKET........744 15.3 THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRAZILIAN INSURANCE.. 750 15.4 THE FUTURE OF THE BRAZILIAN INSURANCE MARKET.................................................................................... 779 15.5 CONCLUSION............................................................................. 781 15.6 REFERENCES............................................................................ 781 15.7 LEXICON.......................................................................................783 16 EUROPEAN INSURANCE MARKETS: RECENT TRENDS AND FUTURE REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS................................. 789 16.1 INTRODUCTION........................................................................ 789 16.2 OVERVIEW OF EUROPEAN INSURANCE MARKET ........ 790 16.3 COUNTRY OVERVIEWS ......................................................... 798 16.4 CONCLUSION ............................................................................. 845 16.5 REFERENCES ............................................................................ 846 17 SOUTH AND EAST ASIAN INSURANCE MARKET GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT......................................................................... 849 17.1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................ 849 17.2 DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SOUTH AND EAST ASIAN INSURANCE .............................................................. 850 17.3 UNDERSTANDING THE DRIVERS OF INSURANCE MARKET GROWTH ............................................................... 866 17.4 IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISION MAKERS ..................... 869 17.5 CONCLUSION ............................................................................. 870 17.6 REFERENCES ............................................................................ 871 17.7 LEXICON ...................................................................................... 874 18 THE GLOBAL REINSURANCE MARKET............................................... 877 18.1 INTRODUCTION....................................................................877 18.2 THE DEMAND FOR REINSURANCE.................................. 879 18.3 STRUCTURE OF THE GLOBAL REINSURANCE MARKET.................................................................................. 885 18.4 THE WORLD'S MAIN REINSURANCE CENTERS............ 889 18.5 MARKET IMPROVES RESULTS AND CAPITALIZATION.................................................................... 896 18.6 CONCLUSION....................................................................... 897 18.7 REFERENCES................................................................... 898 18.8 LEXICON.............................................................................. 900 19 LLOYD'S AND THE LONDON INSURANCE MARKET: AN OVERVIEW........................................................................903 19.1 U.K. INSURANCE MARKET CONTEXT.............................903 19.2 THE LONDON MARKET...................................................... 905 19.3 LLOYD'S BACKGROUND AND HISTORY.......................... 910 19.4 LLOYD'S: A MARKET, NOT A COMPANY.......................... 911 19.5 LLOYD'S GLOBAL IMPACT..................................................916 19.6 CURRENT CHALLENGES FOR THE U.K. INSURANCE INDUSTRY................................................... 919 19.7 CONCLUSION...................................................................... 921 19.8 REFERENCES................................................................... 922 19.9 USEFUL WEB SITES......................................................... 922 19.10 LEXICON........................................................................... 923 20 AN OVERVIEW OF THE ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER MARKET...........................................................................925 20.1 WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER?................... 925 20.2 MARKET OVERVIEW............................................................926 20.3 WHY ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER DEVELOPED.....927 20.4 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS................................................ 930 20.5 TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER................... 931 20.6 THE BERMUDA INSURANCE MARKET.......................... 948 20.7 CONCLUSION...................................................................... 949 20.8 REFERENCES................................................................... 949 20.9 LEXICON...............................................................................951 INDEX.............................................................................953

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