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CAMEL rating approach to assess the insurance operators financial strength


Yakob, Rubayah and Yusop, Zulkornain and Radam, Alias and Ismail, Noriszura (2012) CAMEL rating approach to assess the insurance operators financial strength. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 46 (2). pp. 3-15. ISSN 0126-1962


This study aims at looking at the financial strength based on the CAMEL rating system for each of the conventional life insurers and takaful operators. The existing financial indicators, such as the margin of solvency (MOS), risk-based capital (RBC) and claim paying ability (CPA) rating, present their own constraints in providing information concerning the financial position of the operators to the policyholders and the public. The data used for the twenty life insurance and takaful companies operating during the period of 2003 to 2007 consists of twenty-three financial ratios. The factors (values) generated by factor analysis applied on twenty-three financial ratios reflect the five components in the CAMEL rating system. The results show that the CAMEL rating is a promising approach in providing an overview of the financial strength of the life insurer/takaful operator for the benefit of policyholders and the public.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: CAMEL rating; Life insurer; Takaful operator; Factor analysis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 04:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 04:01
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15315
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