The Fair Value of Insurance Liabilities:The New York University Salomon Center Series on Financial Markets and Institutions. Auflage 1998
This book explores theoretical and practical implications of reflecting the fair value of liabilities for insurance companies. In addition, the contributions discuss the disclosure of these values to the financial and regulatory communities and auditing firms which are actually calculating this illusive but important variable. It combines contributions by distinguished practitioners from the insurance, accounting and finance fields, with those of prominent academics. One of the central themes of the collection is that adequate disclosure of the true economic value of insurance company liabilities is both possible and desirable. Wherever possible, the insurance valuation process is wedded with modern financial theory. For example, the use of option pricing theory is applied to insurance companies, where the true value of the firm´s liabilities is a critical variable. Methods such as cash flow, earned profit and indirect discount are explored.
Fair Rate of Return in Property-Liability Insurance:Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don´t let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated ´´Number One in Customer Satisfaction´´ for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle. But now Tom faces his greatest challenge yet. Despite being assigned the wrong - and woefully inadequate - intern, Tom must still provide quality customer service to multiple alternate Earths, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his archnemesis, Jeff Conundrum. Armed with his Combat Wombat and a sense of fair play, can Tom survive? And will Jimmy the Intern ever discover his inner insurance agent? It´s time to kick ass and adjust claims. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) performs Larry Correia´s madcap interdimensional tale of underwriting and space travel, where the only thing scarier than tentacle monsters is a high deductible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025980/bk_adbl_025980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the new century unfolds, we face a host of economic and social challenges - jobs lost to ´´off shoring,´´ a huge and growing number of Americans without health insurance coverage, an expanding gap between rich and poor, stagnant wages, decaying public schools, and many others. These are difficult and complex problems, but our government´s strategy for dealing with them has been essentially not to deal with them at all. Over and over, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, we´re told that we´re on our own - ´´Here´s a tax cut and a private account; now go fend for yourself.´´ As Jared Bernstein points out, this approach doesn´t make any sense as a strategy for solving the enormous systemic problems we face. It´s just a way of shifting economic risk from those most able to bear it - the government and the nation´s corporations - to those least able: individuals and families. The result has been greater wealth for the top 1% of Americans and stagnant living standards and increasing insecurity for the vast majority. In All Together Now, Bernstein outlines a new strategy, one that applauds individual initiative but recognizes that the problems we face as a nation can be solved only if we take a more collaborative approach. The message is simple: we´re all in this together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald H. Beckwith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011567/bk_acx0_011567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published as Tracks: Plan of the Professions in 1997, the 15th revised and updated edition is published in 2017. It gives information for over 150 professions, which include pathways in the banking and financial services, catering and hospitality, construction, education, health care, land and sea work, law, government and administration, leisure and tourism, manufacturing crafts, marketing, media, services, and sports and fitness. Qualifications are listed from GCSE and NVQ to degree level. There are work descriptions and pay scales with advice and starter tips from chartered institutes and professionals in each area. You may possibly have thought, ´´Being an accountant is so boring, and anyway, I couldn´t cope with all those figures and balance sheets.´´ The fact is, you don´t have to be an Einstein to be a success in it and the opportunities are enormous. A career in finance today comes under several headings. Accountancy, keeping the books and balancing accounts, is probably the most traditional area. There are different branches of accountancy in cost accounting, management accounting, payroll, revenues and benefits, and work opportunities for it in the commercial and industrial sectors; in the NHS and local government and in the voluntary sector. In a business of any size, there is also going to be an auditing requirement, checking the records and figures to make sure they are accurate and are a fair representation of the financial situation. Insurance, also a finance career, is about assessing risk and hedging against it, in every sphere. It includes underwriting ships and aeroplanes and their passenger liabilities as well as working out personal insurance from motor cars to flood risks. Do you have to have a lot of qualifications to get into insurance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damien Connolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083063/bk_acx0_083063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.