Originally published in 1979, The Investment Behaviour of British Life Insurance Companies provides a critical analysis of the investment policy of the life insurance industry for the period of 1962-76, and attempts to construct an econometric model of the investment behaviour. It looks at the portfolio composition of life funds and their position in the markets for securities in terms of their gross purchases and sales and net acquisitions. It also considers the principles on which life offices appear to operate the principles on which life offices appear to operate in respect of investing their ‘reserves’ to meet future contingent liabilities. This book will appeal to those working in the field of economic and business.
1. The Business of Life Insurance
2. The Flow of Funds through the Life Insurance Sector
3. The Objectives and Constraints on Investment Policy
4. The Empirical Evidence on Investment Behaviour
5. Modelling Life Office Investment Behaviour: Individual Demand Specifications
6. Modelling Life Office Investment Behaviour: Sector Specifications
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of economic and financial markets, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the stock exchange, capital cities as financial centres, international capital, the financial system, bond duration, security market indices and artificial intelligence applications on Wall Street, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of financial markets in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and finance respectively.