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Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds

Raimond Maurer

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Focuses on institutional investors in the German financial markets. Institutional investors are specialised financial intermediaries who collect and manage funds on behalf of small investors towards ... More


India: From a Colonial Outpost to a Leading Market

G. Balachandran

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Indian insurance industry. India is considered to be one of the pioneers for the introduction of ‘market insurance’ in Asia. Already in the 1790s British ... More


Europe: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter presents an overview of the history of modern insurance in Europe. The actual birth of modern insurance can be dated back to the middle of the eighteenth century when industrialization ... More


South Africa: Leading African Insurance

Grietjie Verhoef

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the South African insurance industry. The first South African insurance company to be founded in Cape Colony was the Zuid-Afrikaansche Brand en Levensversekering ... More


Brazil: The Resilience of the Brazilian Insurance Market

Marcelo de Paiva Abreu and Felipe Tâmega Fernandes

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0025
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Since the 1860s Brazilian economic history has been dominated by balance of payments shocks and spiralling inflation. Wide fluctuations in commodity prices, in the supply of foreign capital and also ... More


Introduction

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the book's purpose — to show how European emigrants and insurance companies exported the concept of insurance and modern underwriting from the British ... More


Switzerland: Insurance and The Need to Export

Martin Lengwiler

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Swiss insurance industry. It is remarkable that Switzerland today is one of the centres of the global insurance market given that the Swiss insurance industry ... More


Chapter Chapter Risk‐Sharing in Retiree Medical Benefits

George Wagoner, Anna Rappaport, Brian Fuller, and Frank Yeager

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The increase in both retiree medical care expenditures and the retired fraction of the population has put pressure on retiree health care insurance providers. This chapter assesses future prospects ... More


Canada: Taking Life Insurance Abroad

James Darroch and Matthias Kipping

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of Canadian insurance since its origins in the seventeenth century, focusing in particular on the time period after Confederation in 1867, when several British ... More


Mexico: A History of The Insurance Industry in Mexico

Gustavo A. del Angel

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0026
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Although Mexico is the second national market in Latin America, with one of the highest rates of economic growth since 1995, insurance penetration is below the average for the region, standing in ... More


1940–1990: The Buy Side

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

While outsider/arm's-length corporate governance became pre-dominant in Britain between 1940 and 1990, as this chapter describes, there were various deterrents to investing in shares (e.g., Britain's ... More


Credit Implications of the Payout Annuity Market

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266913
eISBN:
9780191601323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the credit implications of various guarantees made insurers offering payout annuity products in the retirement income market. A pricing model is used to analyse the risks to ... More


The Separation of Ownership and Control by 1914

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Leslie Hannah has provocatively claimed ownership was divorced from control in large UK companies by the early 20th century, inviting re-examination of entrenched assumptions in so doing. This ... More


Early Development

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336450
eISBN:
9780199868469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336450.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The first thirty years of the modern mutual fund industry, 1940 to 1970, witnessed an extremely strong stock market and a corresponding boom in mutual funds, which were highly concentrated in ... More


Early Development

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the first thirty years of the modern mutual fund industry, 1940 to 1970, which witnessed an extremely strong stock market and a corresponding boom in mutual funds as they were ... More


Epilogue: Challenges to the UK System of Ownership and Control

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

After 1990, activism by traditionally dominant institutional shareholders increased and ‘offensive’ shareholder activism (primarily by hedge funds) and ‘public-to-private’ buyouts carried out by ... More


Case study: insurance services

Robin C. A. White

in Workers, Establishment, and Services in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267768
eISBN:
9780191683367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267768.003.0013
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the way in which Community law has regulated insurance services. These have a particular significance for the United Kingdom since the British insurance market is the largest in ... More


Institutional Wealth Management

Eric J. Robbins

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

An institutional investment policy statement (IIPS) is a formal document designed to help guide the investment process. Although this document is not currently required by regulation, it is a useful ... More


How to accelerate learning? Facilitating cross-border knowledge transfer

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter discusses how cross-border synergies can be created in banks and insurance companies by enabling the transfer of knowledge within the network of international units. It highlights the ... More


Racial Desegregation and Black Chicago Business: The Case Studies of the Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company and the Chicago Metropolitan Assurance Company

Robert E. Weems Jr.

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using Edward Franklin Frazier’s important 1947 essay “Human, All Too Human: How Some Negroes Have Developed Vested Interests in the System of Racial Segregation” as a reference point; this chapter ... More


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