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Highlights on Reinsurance History

by André Straus (Volume editor) Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 176 Pages

Summary

Despite being one of the main pillars of the insurance industry, reinsurance is little known by the general public and is rarely the focus of academic study. In this book, the authors – economic historians and experts in the field from across Europe and Japan – seek to address this by shedding light on one of the most globalized of all economic activities. In a clear and engaging manner, they reveal the history of reinsurance in both national and international contexts, aiming to illuminate this vital, but often overlooked, aspect of insurance.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Interview with José Manuel Martinez, President of Honor of MAPFRE (Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas)
  • The Impact of Reinsurance upon Marine and Fire Insurance Markets in Japan, 1890-1923 (Takau Yoneyama)
  • Global Insurance Market and Sergey Yu. Witte’s Economic Policy (Yury Petrov)
  • International Reinsurance in the 1920s (André Straus)
  • From Actuaries to Scientific Research (Christopher Kopper)
  • Swedish Life Reinsurance and Risk Management (Mats Larsson / Mikael Lönnborg)
  • The Creation of Complex Reinsurance Networks in Spain (1880-1940) (Pablo Gutiérrez González / Jerònia Pons Pons)
  • The Development of Spanish Reinsurance from 1940 to the Present Day (Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas)
  • Appendix
  • Temporary Concluding Remarks
  • Bibliography
  • Series index

André Straus and Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas (eds.)

Highlights on
Reinsurance History

International Issues

Vol. 42

About the book

Despite being one of the main pillars of the insurance industry, reinsurance is little known by the general public and is rarely the focus of academic study. In this book, the authors – economic historians and experts in the field from across Europe and Japan – seek to address this by shedding light on one of the most globalized of all economic activities. In a clear and engaging manner, they reveal the history of reinsurance in both national and international contexts, aiming to illuminate this vital, but often overlooked, aspect of insurance.

About the editors

André Straus is Directeur de Recherche Émérite at CNRS and Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He specializes in financial and monetary history, and his recent research is mainly concerned with the history of insurance and reinsurance. He was the editor of the “Insurance and the World”, special issue of Entreprises et Histoire No. 72, for which he wrote an article on France: “La concentration des entreprises d’assurances en France depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale: réalités et limites”.

Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas is a Tenured Lecturer at the University of Granada. He co-authored Insurance History of Spain with Gabriel Tortella. His recent publications include “The Demutualization Process develops in Spain with Mapfre”, in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance (Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama, eds., 2015) and “The Financing of Insurance Companies in Recent Years”, which he contributed to Entreprises et Histoire No. 72. Highlights on Reinsurance History

This eBook can be cited

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Introduction

Diversity in the Setting up of Reinsurance

Reinsurance specifically differs from insurance in that the insurance market is related to the clients (mainly people, companies, etc.) and reinsurance is related to insurance companies or reinsurance companies with an essential need of financial capability. In addition, reinsurance helps to develop the insurance market in underdeveloped countries and its headquarters are normally located at the geographical hub of the financial market in those countries.

Details

Pages
176
ISBN (PDF)
9782807602892
ISBN (ePUB)
9782807602908
ISBN (MOBI)
9782807602915
ISBN (Softcover)
9782807602885
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (September)
Tags
Reinsurance Europe Insurance Japan Spain Sweden
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2017. 171 pp., 10 b/w ill., 23 tables

Biographical notes

André Straus (Volume editor) Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas (Volume editor)

André Straus is Directeur de Recherche Émérite at CNRS and Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He specializes in financial and monetary history, and his recent research concerned is with the history of insurance and reinsurance. He was the editor of the "Insurance and the World", special issue of Entreprises et Histoire No. 72, for which he wrote an article on France: "La concentration des entreprises d´assurances en France depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale: réalités et limites". Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas is a Tenured Lecturer at the University of Granada. He co-authored Insurance History of Spain with Gabriel Tortella. His recent publications include "The Demutualization Process develops in Spain with Mapfre" in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance (Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama, eds., 2015) and "The Financing of Insurance Companies in Recent Years", which he contributed to Entreprises et Histoire No. 72.

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