Reinsurance and International Financial Markets
Author(s): Working Group on Reinsurance
Reinsurance and International Financial Markets to highlight a number of major issues which have arisen as new players enter the international markets on a substantial scale. Financial activities formerly undertaken in the separate worlds of banking, securities and insurance today increasingly overlap. Just as dividing lines between commercial and investment banking have become blurred in recent decades, the evolution of derivatives markets has shifted a range of financial risks into the capital markets. The result is that non-bank financial institutions, including reinsurance companies, now play an increasingly important part in the overall redistribution of risk.