Statistical Early Warning Model of Financial Distress in Australian General Insurance
Ian G. Sharpe
We develop and test a statistical early warning model to identify Australian general insurers experiencing deteriorating financial health over the 1999?2001 period. Using a logit model and two measures of financial distress we are able to predict, with reasonable confidence, the insurers more likely to be distressed. They are generally small and have low return on assets and cession ratios. Relative to holdings of liquid assets they have high levels of property and reinsurance assets, and low levels of equity holdings. They also write more overseas business, and less motor insurance and long-tailed insurance lines, relative to fire and household insurance.
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