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China insurance: Big is attractive

China insurance: Big is attractive

December 6, 2019

The Chinese insurance market is the second biggest in the world and could overtake the US for the top spot in the 2030s. Hear an executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

 

Chinese Banks: High interbank borrowing supports non-loan funding needs

Chinese Banks: High interbank borrowing supports non-loan funding needs

December 5, 2019

Leading Chinese banks are less dependent on wholesale funding compared to their European peers. But risks could arise from a high reliance on interbank lending. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

US Banks: Strong reliance on core funding defines liability structure

US Banks: Strong reliance on core funding defines liability structure

November 12, 2019

The leading US banks continue to rely on core customer funding, and their liquidity ratios provide high coverage of short-term liabilities. Hear this executive summary of the BankFocus research.

European insurers: Solvency II capital position comfortable and further strengthening

European insurers: Solvency II capital position comfortable and further strengthening

November 6, 2019

European insurers saw a smooth transition into the Solvency II regime. Hear why they hold a strong capital position — in this executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

European banks: Reductions in short-term liabilities improve funding profiles

European banks: Reductions in short-term liabilities improve funding profiles

October 28, 2019

Leading European banks saw improved loan-to-deposit ratios. But they are still dependent on wholesale, market-based funding sources. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

Facing the low interest rates challenge, why are European insurers doing better than banks?

Facing the low interest rates challenge, why are European insurers doing better than banks?

October 2, 2019

This first-ever research report from InsuranceFocus compares leading European banks — which saw lower market valuations compared to their book value — and leading insurers in the region, which fared much better. Hear the executive summary.