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The use of derivatives by insurance companies

Joseph Mariathasan (Director of Product Development at Morley Fund Management)

Balance Sheet

ISSN: 0965-7967

Article publication date: 1 February 2000



Explains that derivatives sellers see insurance companies, because of their representation of some of the biggest financial groups, as a prime target worldwide. Goes on to show the part played by insurance companies using derivates. States that there are only 3 areas where options, generally, can be used in the context of investment management for the insurance companies: use by individual fund managers of stock options; transformation of wholesale products into retail products; and the use of options at balance sheet level. Summarizes that large insurance companies need to fit use of equity and bond derivatives within understandable policies.



Mariathasan, J. (2000), "The use of derivatives by insurance companies", Balance Sheet, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 29-32.




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