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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the risks caused by “hazardously immoral” contracts which force external parties to bear significant losses without their consent. Design/methodology/approach – The expectation of substantial future losses raises the question of how investors can...
Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to examine fiat currencies and common tenders (trade‐based money) from a risk perspective. The editorial encourages risk managers to consider the distributive benefits of a multiplicity of currencies and urges them to examine common tenders both old,...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the risk of misspecifying solvency models for insurance companies. Design/methodology/approach – Based on a basic solvency model, the authors examine the sensitivity of different risk measures with respect to model misspecification. An analysis...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the performances of the insurance sector in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and carry out a comparative analysis for its different units. Design/methodology/approach – The authors analyse the technical efficiency of insurances in the GCC...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to transfer the concept of market‐consistent embedded value (MCEV) from life to non‐life insurance. This is an important undertaking since differences in management techniques between life and non‐life insurance make management at the group level very...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of leverage on the financial performance of general insurance companies in Malaysia, and investigate whether the leverage‐performance relationship is a function of or contingent on the extent of product diversification....
Purpose – The determination of the capital requirements represents the first Pillar of Solvency II. The main purpose of the new solvency regulation is to obtain more realistic modelling and assessment of the different risks insurance companies are exposed to in a balance‐sheet perspective. In...
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