Weiss Ratings Guide to Life Annuity Insurers Summer 2017 0

Author: Ratings Weiss
Publisher: Financial Ratings Series
ISBN: 9781682174241
Format: PDF
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Weiss Ratings Guide to Life & Annuity Insurers provides independent, unbiased ratings on the financial strength of 1,000 life and annuity insurers, including companies providing life insurance, annuities, guaranteed investment contracts (GICs) and other pension products.

When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky

Author: Divya Kirti
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1484314441
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rather than taking on more risk, US insurers hit hard by the crisis pulled back from risk taking, relative to insurers not hit as hard by the crisis. Capital requirements alone do not explain this risk reduction: insurers hit hard reduced risk within assets with identical regulatory treatment. State level US insurance regulation makes it unlikely this risk reduction was driven by moral suasion. Other financial institutions also reduce risk after large shocks: the same approach applied to banks yields similar results. My results suggest that, at least in some circumstances, franchise value can dominate, making gambling for resurrection too risky.

Developing Enterprise Java Applications With Spring Frameworks

Author: Henry H. Liu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478289319
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book adopts a unique approach to helping enterprise Java Web application developers learn the latest Spring Frameworks fast. Rather than filled with disjointed, piecemeal samples to show Spring features one at a time, it is designed to put your total Spring learning experience on a functioning, end-to-end, integrated sample Secure Online Banking Application (SOBA), which runs on Windows 7, Linux and Mac X. You will gain hands-on experience with how Spring integrates with JDBC, Hibernate and one of the three database platforms of your choice (MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle).You can build SOBA with Apache Ant or Maven and run it on Tomcat 6 or Tomcat 7. This book also features Spring, Hibernate and Maven 3 with another standalone sample application, which is simpler than SOBA.Using SOBA as an experimental learning platform, this book helps you learn the following latest Spring technologies:* Spring's Core Framework* Spring's MVC Web Framework* Spring's Data Access Framework (JDBC and Hibernate)* Spring's RESTful Web Services Framework* Spring's Security Framework* Spring's Transaction Management Framework* Spring's Validation Framework* Spring's Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Framework* Building Spring/Hibernate based enterprise web applications with Maven 3At the end of your learning experience with this book, you will gain truly applicable skills and will be able to start contributing to the success of your Spring-based enterprise application project immediately.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Author: Burton Gordon Malkiel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320404
Format: PDF, ePub
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Argues that a randomly selected portfolio of stocks will do as well or better than those selected by a financial expert, and describes successful investment strategies

Pension Reform in Southeastern Europe

Author: Robert Holzmann
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821375598
Format: PDF, ePub
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Around the world, pension reform remains at the center of public debate. Its social, fiscal, and macroeconomic implications confront policy makers, practitioners, and academia with challenging questions. Pension systems in aging societies--in need of reform and further stressed by the pressures of globalization--require parallel reforms of the labor market and effective lifelong learning, not only to promote working longer, but to ensure that people can actually do so. At the same time, the working population should be motivated to contribute to pension schemes and prepare for old age. Diversify.

Veterans Benefits For Dummies

Author: Rod Powers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470480397
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Saving veterans and their families from months of phone calls and internet searches, Veterans Benefits For Dummies outlines the various programs that the VA and other government agencies have in place as well as the procedures for filing applications, claims, and appeals for these benefits which include: * Health care * Ongoing care for wounded and disabled vets * Education assistance * Vocational rehabilitation * Life insurance * Home loan guarantees * Pensions * Survivors' benefits * Burial benefits

The Reproductive Bargain

Author: Heidi Gottfried
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004291482
Format: PDF
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The Reproductive Bargain reveals the institutional sources of labor insecurities behind Japan’s postwar employment system. This economic juggernaut’s decline cannot be understood without reference to the reproductive bargain. Gendering institutional analysis is a key to deciphering the enigma of Japanese capitalism.

Building America s Skilled Technical Workforce

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309440068
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Skilled technical occupationsâ€"defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entryâ€"are a key component of the U.S. economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, American firms are demanding workers with greater proficiency in literacy and numeracy, as well as strong interpersonal, technical, and problem-solving skills. However, employer surveys and industry and government reports have raised concerns that the nation may not have an adequate supply of skilled technical workers to achieve its competitiveness and economic growth objectives. In response to the broader need for policy information and advice, Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce examines the coverage, effectiveness, flexibility, and coordination of the policies and various programs that prepare Americans for skilled technical jobs. This report provides action-oriented recommendations for improving the American system of technical education, training, and certification.