Latest insurance sector regulatory developments with increased attention on liquidity risk management
Supervision of insurers has so far focused mainly on solvency. There has been less focus on liquidity risk, which is generally not seen as a material risk for insurers, given the characteristics of traditional (life) insurers.
Savings and liquidity
Savers who place their cash in deposit accounts – and can withdraw the funds from their account at any time – are thus able to decide the liquidity profile of this important source of funding for banks. This is a very important consideration for bank risk managers. In an article about savings in the previous edition of Zanders Magazine, we showed that banks must include adequate modeling of the liquidity maturity as part of their integral liquidity management. But how should this modeling be approached?