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reinsurance transactions which – in addition to the transfer of biometric risks – also include financing components such as financing arrangements for new and existing business, reserve relief, smoothing of volatility in results, optimisation of the solvency position.
cf. deposits with ceding companies / deposits received from retrocessionaires: collateral provided to cover insurance liabilities that a (re-)insurer retains from the liquid funds which it is to pay to a reinsurer under a reinsurance treaty. In this case, the retaining company shows a deposit received, while the company furnishing the collateral shows a deposit with a ceding company.
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