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  • 10-April-2020

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    Initial assessment of insurance coverage and gaps for tackling COVID-19 impacts

    In addition to the health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, both individuals and businesses face significant costs and losses. This note reviews the potential coverage available for COVID-19 related losses across different lines of insurance business and provides a high-level assessment of the availability of coverage based on common industry practices as of April 2020.

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  • 2-April-2020

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    Disaster risk financing

    Disasters present a broad range of human, social, financial, economic and environmental impacts, with potentially long-lasting, multi-generational effects. The financial management of these impacts is a key challenge for individuals and governments in developed and developing countries. The OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks.

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  • 30-March-2020

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    Structural developments in global financial intermediation: The rise of debt and non-bank credit intermediation

    This paper examines global credit intermediation through the lens of financial markets and financial intermediaries in the post-crisis period during which highly accommodative monetary policies contributed to investors’ search for yield. It reviews the extent to which non-bank intermediation contributed to the rise of sovereign and corporate debt levels and exuberance in global credit markets. It also assesses forms of market-based finance that are contributing to financial vulnerabilities, including leverage loans and collateralised loan obligations (CLOs), fixed-income investment funds, and bank contingent convertible debt. Post-crisis policy frameworks should adapt to the shift toward market-based finance in many countries to allow better consideration of the interactions between monetary, prudential, and regulatory tools with respect to credit intermediation and risks. Policies should also consider the optimal combination of macroprudential and activities-based tools in non-bank credit intermediation to address vulnerabilities without undermining the benefits of market-based finance.
  • 18-March-2020

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    2020 Symposium on Reinsurance Risk and Opportunity

    POSTPONED - 18 March 2020, Hyderabad City, India: This event has been postponed due to travel and visitor precautions relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19.

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  • 16-March-2020

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    2020 OECD-ADBI-IRDAI Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving

    POSTPONED - 16-17 March 2020, Hyderabad City, India: This event has been postponed due to travel and visitor precautions relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19.

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  • 28-February-2020

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    Insurance Coverage for Cyber Terrorism in Australia

    The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) initiated a research study on the threat of cyber-terrorism in Australia, including the nature and cost of physical damage to commercial property (including business interruption) which may be caused by acts of cyber terrorism. This OECD report provides an analysis and assessment of insurance coverage and options for extending ARPC coverage.

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  • 27-February-2020

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    OECD Trust in Business Initiative

    Generating trust is a key factor for establishing conditions of economic development, including the efficient allocation of capital, innovation, productivity and business relationships. This initiative is a platform for leaders to catalyse good corporate conduct, examine market incentives for business decision-making and respond to the expectations of society in meeting current and future challenges.

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  • 27-February-2020

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    IOPS International Conference on Pension Supervision and Regulation 2020

    27 February 2020 - Mauritius: Discussions at this event focused on international experiences in increasing coverage of private pensions, arket trends and supervisory challenges in the pension funds investment landscape, dealing with underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and how to improve governance of private pension funds.

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  • 25-February-2020

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    Sustainable cyber insurance markets

    In an era of increasing reliance on digital technologies – and the increasing exposure to cyber risks that accompanies that reliance – insurance for cyber risks can make an important contribution to providing financial protection and helping policyholders prevent and respond to cyber incidents.

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  • 14-February-2020

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    Regulatory and Supervisory Framework for Insurance Intermediation

    This report examines how OECD and non-OECD countries are regulating and supervising insurance intermediation, focussing on market conduct rules as well as rules related to digitalisation of intermediation. It considers areas which require further investigation to address potential conflicts of interest.

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