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Underwriting Swaps: Should You Insure Derivatives?
In this article, I begin with a brief introduction about swaps, and go on to present a premise that (i) market risk can be used to one’s advantage to mitigate and manage the overall risk being taken on a swap transaction, and (ii) insuring swaps at the right price levels can be a win-win proposition for both insurers and banks.
Standard Chartered’s Insurance Plans for 2019
We spoke to Gary Lowe - Standard Chartered’ s top credit insurance manager – to discuss what they have planned for 2019 as well as the surprises of 2018.
“I think that’s opportunity for insurers as much as it is for us as we will be asking them to support us in areas like repos, real estate, securitisation or different types of sovereign business… I hope that what is a challenge could potentially be an opportunity for us all.”
Regulating the Regulators: Why Insurance-Bank Cooperation is Crucial
ITFA’s response to the hotly debated PRA Consultation Paper highlighted two things. Firstly, insurers and banks are in fact able to fight together to defend their common interests. Secondly, given the potential ramifications of PRA Paper 6/18, it has also shown a great need for them to close ranks.