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  1. Looking back: El Niño boosts weather derivatives

    One source of that liquidity could be the insurance industry, as many insurance companies have expressed an interest in the burgeoning market. Simpson says insurance companies are used to handling the statistical risks that weather presents and...

  2. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    It also fails to provide a clear exit ramp for insurance companies and their chief risk officers to reduce risks that led to a designation. The FSB said in a statement on November 6 that it would delay a decision on the systemic status of...

  3. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    Life is made all the harder for the insurance sector by having to discount their liabilities at the swap rate, even though this is persistently below the government bond rate (see 'In a fix' below). Much of the demand for long-dated products is...

  4. Insurers slowly getting to grips with central clearing

    The third annual BNY Mellon/Insurance Risk collateral management survey reveals how insurers are grappling with the challenge of central clearing for over-the-counter derivatives. Companies in the US are already clearing OTC contracts centrally and...

  5. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) implementation of Basel III capital rules for OTC derivatives, a qualifying master netting agreement (QMNA) is required to attain netting benefits when calculating risk-weighted assets.

  6. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    In Switzerland, the bank developed SF (Lux) Sicav 2 - Guaranteed Life Design 2024 for insurance companies struggling with lower yields and higher capital requirements for with-profits businesses under Solvency II's Swiss Solvency Test regime.

  7. Green is the colour of choice for BNP Paribas in France

    In September, it teamed up with the World Bank to sell €50 million of what it calls the first fully ethical structured product to BNP Paribas Cardif, its insurance affiliate. Investors in the EEE index buy exposure to companies that meet certain...

  8. UBS dominates listed products in Switzerland

    For Swiss insurance companies, UBS put together a 10-year capital-protected product as part of a multi-premium life insurance policy. UBS made helping active managers a priority for its structured products business in Switzerland this year.

  9. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    Banks also have more of a "trading mentality" and know when to cut their losses, says Jeffrey Butrico, head of corporate risk and insurance management for Austrian oil and gas company OMV. The trading companies came to this market because they had...

  10. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    IAIS seeking a middle way on insurance capital rules The association recommends insurers subject to the BCR discount liabilities based on the rates of risk-adjusted liquid interest rate swaps or government bonds – if the former market is less...

  11. A Knowledge Gap Analysis Will Tell You What Web Analytics Can't

    If you’ve ever had to change your insurance policy, you’ll recall that insurance companies each offer different policies and options that can be quite confusing to the average consumer. For instance, an insurance site might ask users a few...

  12. Google, Bing, Yahoo Ordered by French Court to Block Video Streaming Sites

    Previously, they were taking the court regarding Google’s privacy policy as well as a $65,000 fine over Google’s Suggest offering the word “crack” after the name of the France insurance company. Typically, Google gets pirated content sites out of...

  13. Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

    However, I also feel that many companies would risk to lose a lot more if they do not obtain this insurance policy. RipoffReport, which is one of the most popular review sites for posting customer complaints, has recently launched a program called...