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Fundamentals of the Insurance Business, 1st ed. 2019 Springer Texts in Business and Economics Series

Langue : Anglais

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This textbook presents the fundamental economic dimensions of insurance companies and links them to managerial issues. Bringing together academic rigour and a strongly practice-oriented approach, it defines both the competitive environment and the technical management of the insurance business. Further, it provides a general overview of insurance firms and analyses specific dimensions. 
Filling an important gap in the market for textbooks on the insurance business, it is divided into four major parts, the first of which examines the fundamentals and distinctive traits of the insurance business. The second part switches the focus to technical management, while the third explores business models and operative models on the market. In closing, the fourth part details measurement and performance indicators.
The book offers a valuable resource for lower and upper undergraduate students; graduate students; professionals/practitioners working at insurance companies, insurance agents, brokers, bankers, and consultants.

Part I Fundamentals and distinctive traits of the insurance business.- 1 The birth and the role of insurance in the society.- 2 Introduction to risk and probability.- 3 The insurance company.- 4 The private insurance industry.- 5 Insurance contract.- 6 Life insurance products.- 7 Insurance products for the individual.- 8 Commercial insurance products.- 9 Insurance regulation.- 10 Supervisory and Authorities in the market.- Part II Technical management.- 11 Technical management for Property & Casualty insurance – pricing.- 12 Technical management for Property & Casualty insurance – reserving.- 13 Technical management for Life insurance – pricing.- 14 Technical management for Life insurance – reserving.- 15 Other financial flows for Life insurance: demographical profit, investments profit and profit test.- 16 With-profit policies and yield calculation.- 17 Reinsurance and coinsurance.- Part III Business models and operative models in the market.- 18 Business models for competing in the insurance market.- 19 Skills required and job descriptions in the insurance company.- 20 Development and product launch process.- 21 Underwriting and policy issuing process.- 22 Investments process.- 23 Claims payment process.- 24 Marketing of insurance products and its tools.- 25 Distribution in the insurance market.- Part IV Measurement and performance indicators.- 26 Balance Sheet for insurance companies.- 27 Profit and Loss for insurance companies.- 28 New accounting standards.- 29 Solvency: definition and margin calculation.- 30 Solvency2: the new regulation.- 31 Asset and Liability Management.- 32 Management accounting.- 33 Key Performance Indicators.- 34 Business Plan preparation.- 35 Embedded Value methodology.

Offers a comprehensive perspective on major issues in the insurance business

Combines theory and a concretely practical approach

Explains the insurance business in a “didactic” but simultaneously rigorous way

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