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Handbook of International Insurance

Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies

Cummins, J. David, Venard, Bertrand (Eds.)

2007, XXIX, 981 p.

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Gordon Stewart, President, Insurance Information Institute, New York, USA

"The globalization of insurance markets means that understanding both international developments and local trends around the world is now fundamental for insurance executives coping with today’s complex and competitive environment.  By providing such a comprehensive picture of the world’s insurance markets, this unique and necessary book becomes an essential tool for anyone seeking to operate wisely and successfully.

Richard D. Phillips, Professor and Chairman, Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

"Comprehensive surveys, written by international experts, provide in depth descriptions and discuss recent developments of the world’s major insurance markets.  Each chapter contains essential insights for insurance executives and academic researchers interested in risk management and the globalization of insurance markets."

Patrick Liedtke, Secretary General and Managing Director, the Geneva Association, Switzerland

"This book depicts in an outstanding way the dichotomy of the insurance world today, which is still torn between global approaches and local solutions. Both insurance professionals and academics will profit enormously from its intelligent insights."

Raimond Maurer, Professor, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

"In today's high competition environment, the understanding of international insurance markets is crucial to sustain an insurance company’s competitive advantage. This book makes a major contribution to that understanding."

 Edited by:

J. David Cummins, Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bertrand Venard, Professor of Management, Audencia. Nantes School of

Management, France

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Change - Financial Market - Financial Markets - Performance - Reinsurance - Trends - innovation

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Finance & Banking - Financial Economics - International Economics / European Integration

Table of contents 

International Insurance Markets: Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies—An Introduction.- The United States Insurance Market: Characteristics and Trends.- The Japanese Insurance Market and Companies: Recent Trends.- The UK Insurance Industry—Structure and Performance.- The French Insurance Market: Background and Trends.- The German Insurance Industry: Market Overview and Trends.- The Italian Insurance Sector between Macro and Micro Facts: Salient Features, Recent Trends, and an Econometric Analysis.- A Descriptive Analysis of Canadian Insurance Markets.- Insurance in the Netherlands: Market Structure and Recent Developments.- The Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Spanish Insurance Industry.- The Insurance Market in the Republic of Ireland.- China’s Insurance Industry: Developments and Prospects.- An Analysis of the Evolution of Insurance in India.- South African Insurance Markets.- Recent Developments in the Brazilian Insurance Market.- European Insurance Markets: Recent Trends and Future Regulatory Developments.- South and East Asian Insurance Market Growth and Development.- The Global Reinsurance Market.- Lloyd’s and the London Insurance Market: An Overview.- An Overview of the Alternative Risk Transfer Market.

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