by Les Lohmann
The Japanese are among the best savers in the world. Do they really need defined contribution retirement plans to encourage more savings? And do they need to take on more investment risk in a profoundly troubled market? Introducing defined contribution plans into the already troubled Japanese economy could be the financial equivalent of kudzu.
by Richard A. Hofmann
The country's workers' compensation system has faced crises before. It's about to face another unless states reduce their dependence on rating bureaus and develop their own improved and more timely databases to provide early warning of changes in the cost cycle and to better manage future cost increases.
by Therese M. Vaughan
As banking and insurance mingle, actuaries will not only take on new significance; they'll be playing to a whole new audience.
by Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Canadian financial markets may be new to the concept of turning assets such as credit card receivables, auto loans, or consumer installment loans into marketable securities, but they're catching on fast.
by Dwight K. Bartlett III
The road to success for Russian insurers may be more difficult than Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. Fortunately, the United States has plenty of advisers who want to help.