FINS3651 International Financial Services

6 Units of Credit
Banking & Finance

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Designed to acquaint the student with the planning and administration of a worldwide corporate insurance program under conditions of uncertainty. International dimensions of risk management are surveyed, highlighting the importance of differing economic, social, and political environments. Topics include inter alia; the structure of insurance markets internationally; the economics of international trade in insurance; the integration and globalisation of financial services; the role, importance and functioning of reinsurance worldwide; the legal environment of risk management and insurance internationally; the tax environment for insurance internationally; rationales and nature of government intervention into insurance markets worldwide; regulatory harmonisation in insurance; the demographic and social environment for insurance internationally; the advantages and disadvantages of different social welfare strategies in an international business environment; and global risk management.