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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

    Risk.net understands that the FSB will issue a list of G-Siis in November 2015, although insurance industry sources are uncertain whether it will include G-Sii reinsurers. The FSB said in a statement on November 6 that it would delay a decision on...

  3. Insurers must prove bank-style run risk worries wrong

    The insurance industry must do more to show regulators they are wrong to worry about a run by policyholders on an insurer, delegates heard at Insurance Risk North America earlier today. Similar concerns have been raised also about the perspective...

  4. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    The industry is working closely with the Office of Insurance Commission in the development of the second phase of RBC insurance regulations, known as RBC2, which impose lower capital requirements on firms that demonstrate risk reduction via market...

  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

    It is a capital-protected investment vehicle that caters to multi-premium life insurance policies and provides exposure to a multi-asset investment profile. In Switzerland, the bank developed SF (Lux) Sicav 2 - Guaranteed Life Design 2024 for...

  7. The best way to manage individual CPPI, from Deutsche AWM

    One solution is products based on constant proportion portfolio insurance (CPPI) - essentially dynamic allocation between risky and riskless assets according to an agreed formula. The modules can be specified and combined by an insurance company to...

  8. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    Insurance When the topic of CCP insurance is raised, the reaction from some market participants is predictably sceptical. Have you ever known an insurance claim to be paid up promptly, without a fuss, when you need it?

  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. After making relatively early entrances to energy trading...

  10. PRA: internal model insurers need a ‘plan B’

    Paul Fisher, deputy head of the PRA and executive director of insurance supervision, told firms the regulator is anticipating more internal model applications than any other in the European Union, which is creating an "unprecedented challenge".

  11. Fines to rise as regulators continue to punish misconduct

    Investigations of issues including the mis-selling of payment protection insurance and widespread manipulation of Libor continue to dominate regulators' workloads. Michael Ruck, partner at UK law firm Pinsent Masons, says the raft of high fines is...

  12. Deadline looms for Isda group on resolution protocol

    The Bank of England, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Board all declined to comment for this story. Things are more complex in US bankruptcy proceedings, however, since neither the US bankruptcy code nor the...

  13. 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...

  14. How to Implement an Engaging Content Marketing Plan for the Finance Industry

    Resources pertaining to life insurance, obtaining a mortgage, and many more Why Content Marketing Matters for the Financial Industry Here are some solid reasons for you to consider creating content surrounding the financial industry.

  15. Crush Content Marketing in 2014: 5 Outside-the-Box Techniques That Get Results

    What if you're in a boring B2B niche, like insurance, you can use these headlines hacks to get more clicks ("7 Weird Ways to Save on Life Insurance. Reddit Ads: Reddit isn't for every industry out there (due to it's young, male demographic).