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Reinsurance Regulation: A Contemporary and Comparative Study

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ISBN13: 9789041198891
ISBN: 904119889X
Published: February 2003
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £134.00



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We seem to be living at a time when insurance is strained to the breaking point. From hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorist attacks and threats of nuclear devastation, enormous risks to life and property - and accompanying liabilities - proliferate on an unprecedented scale. Insurer insolvency is not yet common, but it is not unusual either. And at the root of such failures often lies the compound failure of uncollectable reinsurance. This book proposes that a significant part of the emerging insurance crisis results from inadequate regulation of reinsurance.;In a detailed and cogent analysis of what an effective regulatory regime for reinsurance must entail, the author examines such factors as the following: direct supervision of reinsurers versus supervision of reinsurance policies; models from developed countries (US, UK, EU) and international organizations (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Association of Insurance Supervisors); the importance of taking legal and economic differences into account while applying models; the problem of local protectionism, especially in developing countries; the dismantling of trade barriers in the reinsurance industry; global harmonization of reinsurance regulation; the role of reinsurance intermediaries; finite risk reinsurance; and insurance-linked securities. The author's concluding chapter presents an essential legal infrastructure that allows for efficiency, security, and individual market characteristics. Professor Wang then applies this framework to the Taiwanese insurance market, demonstrating convincingly how his proposed regime can solve specific problems while respecting Taiwan's distinct market environment.

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Subjects:
Insurance Law
Contents:
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction.
1. Purposes and Structures of Reinsurance Regulation: A Comparative Study. I. Purposes of Reinsurance Regulation. II. The Structure of Reinsurance Regulation. III. Concluding Remarks.
2. Regulation of Reinsurers and the Reinsurance Arrangements of the Primary Insurers. I. Regulatory Issues Relating to Reinsurers: Direct Regulation versus Indirect Regulation. II. Selective Issues Relating to Regulation of Reinsurance Arrangements of Primary Insurers. III. International Supervisory Standards and Guidelines. IV. Concluding Remarks.
3. Reinsurance Intermediaries and Regulation of Reinsurance. I. Reinsurance Intermediaries and Financial Stability of Insurers and Reinsurers. II. Regulatory Issues Arising from Reinsurance Intermediary and Financial Solvency of Primary Insurers and Reinsurers. III. Leading Regulatory Models and Recent Developments. IV. Concluding Observation.
4. Alternative Risk Transfer and Reinsurance Regulation: Regulatory Issues Arising from Financial Reinsurance and Securitisation of Insurance Risk. I. Finite Risk Reinsurance and Reinsurance Regulation. II. Securitisation of Insurance Risk and Relevant Regulatory Issues. III. Concluding Remarks.
5. Reinsurance Regulation Reform in Emerging Markets: Comparative Suggestions. I. Comparative Suggestions for Reinsurance Regulation Reform in Emerging Markets. II. A Comparative Study on Reinsurance Regulation Reform in Emerging Markets: The Case of Taiwan. Bibliography.

Series: International Banking, Finance and Economic Law

Financial Stability Issues ISBN 9789041198785
Published July 2002
Kluwer Law International
£175.00
Derivatives Law and Regulation
Rasiah GengarathanLaw School, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
ISBN 9789041198365
Published May 2001
Kluwer Law International
£113.00
Chinese Banking Law and Foreign Financial Institutions
Zhongfei ZhouCentre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London
ISBN 9789041198389
Published April 2001
Kluwer Law International
£119.00
International Banking Regulation, Law Policy & Practice ISBN 9789041197948
Published January 2001
Kluwer Law International
£209.00
International Trade in Financial Services: The NAFTA Provisions ISBN 9789041197542
Published November 2000
Kluwer Law International
£207.00
Modern Financial Techniques, Derivatives and Law ISBN 9789041197818
Published June 2000
Kluwer Law International
£131.00
Development of Banking Law in the Greater China Area ISBN 9789041109484
Published November 1999
Kluwer Law International
£193.00
International Bank Insolvencies: A Central Bank Perspective ISBN 9789041197283
Published September 1999
Kluwer Law International
£200.00
Intellectual Property System: Commentary and Materials ISBN 9789041193223
Published August 1999
Kluwer Law International
£118.00
International Securities Law: Contemporary & Comparative Analysis ISBN 9789041197382
Published August 1999
Kluwer Law International
£158.00
Consumer Protection in Financial Services ISBN 9789041197177
Published May 1999
Kluwer Law International
£151.00
Korean Bank Regulation and Supervision ISBN 9789041197788
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£118.00
International Financial Sector Reform
ISBN 9789041198624
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£210.00
The Reform of the International Financial Architecture
ISBN 9789041198020
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£161.00
Emerging Markets Debt
Ross P. BuckleyCo-Director, Centre for Transnational Business Law, Bond University, Australia
ISBN 9789041197160
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£136.00