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By Lawrence Kryzanowski, Gordon S. Roberts (auth.), George G. Kaufman (eds.)

The ongoing globalization of monetary markets has elevated the import­ ance to clients of monetary companies, policy-makers and fiscal analysts of knowing the constitution and operation of banking structures in different international locations in addition to that during their very own kingdom. This quantity contributes to such an figuring out. The constitution and operation of the banking method are defined for 10 vital international locations, plus the ecu fiscal neighborhood, below one hide. The contributing authors are knowledgable and extensively revered specialists. the writer, or at the very least one of many coauthors, of every bankruptcy is a resident of the rustic defined. each one bankruptcy follows a generally comparable define, even though the eye dedicated to any specific zone varies considerably in response to authors' perceptions of its relative significance within the specific state. The chapters highlight the similarities and adjustments one of the constructions. the amount may still function either a convenient and authoritative reference advisor for practitioners, regulators and scholars of foreign banking. An early advantage of the e-book was once a world convention held in Chicago within the fall of 1989 at the international integration of monetary markets. the various authors of the chapters offered short models in their papers. The convention used to be subsidized together through the Federal Reserve financial institution of Chicago and the MidAmerica Institute. The viewers was once basically senior officials and regulators of monetary associations within the midwest. The convention generated massive curiosity in either the subject material and the contents of this book.

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L > t:I :> z :> (") Z ..... , ~ Z I:J:I :> 28 BANKING STRUCTURES IN MAJOR COUNTRIES transfer its direct mail marketing business from a federally incorporated unit to its Quebec insurance company (McNish 1989a). 2. Pension Funds. Canada's pension funds consist of both public and private entities. The two types of public plans are the insurance plans, which apply to an entire population (such as the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans), and the employee-based pension plans, which cover a specific set of public employees (such as Canadian National and Air Canada prior to its privatization).

Source: The Financial Post 500 (1989), 169. Note: For multiline companies, figures exclude property and casualty business. 2,913,015 15 tv VI ;.. z ;.. C1 ;.. n Z ..... , ~ Z tl:I ;.. 26 BANKING STRUCTURES IN MAJOR COUNTRIES safety caused a modest increase in the assets of life insurance companies. However, in 1988, they remained smaller than the trust companies. Life companies offered annuity pension products prior to Confederation. 5 The first Canadian-owned company was Canada Life, which was founded in 1847 and is still in existence.

L l With an implicit system of 100% deposit insurance in place, the government provided a floor value when the market values of the banks fell below their book values. Due to this system of forbearance, financially insolvent banks were allowed to remain in business. These banks avoided firesale insolvency, which occurs when bank assets must be liquidated quickly at "firesale prices" (see Benston and Kaufman, 1986). BANK STRUCTURE IN CANADA 33 While diversification did not keep Canadian banks from economic insolvency, it did control the extent of insolvency.

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