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Category: FINANCE RESEARCH PAPERS

ANALYSIS OF LAGIC & SOLVENCY II’S IMPACT ON LIFE INSURERS

Solvency II is a European Union (EU) legislative program that introduces a harmonised insurance regulatory regime across the region. The program is one of the first insurance regulations in the world to follow the Basel Accord approach, with a 3-pillar structure that covers capital requirements, risk management and disclosure requirements. In Australia, the Life and

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PRICING AND HEDGING OF GUARANTEED MINIMUM BENEFITS IN VARIABLE ANNUITIES

The shift from defined benefit to defined contribution superannuation schemes within developed countries has correspondingly increased the importance of retirement savings and investment plans. Variable annuities (VAs) with guaranteed minimum benefits (GMBs) are gaining in popularity as products that can meet the demands of the ageing population. However, guaranteeing policyholders a minimum level of return

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LIMIT ORDER PLACEMENT BY HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADERS

The recent high profile court cases in the U.S., UK and China on high frequency trading (HFT) have further elevated the concerns about HFT. In particular, a core issue in the ongoing debate is the impact of HFT on market liquidity. Market participants have long argued that the liquidity provided by HFT traders is illusory

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