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Title: The effects of risk management on financial performance of Ethiopian insurance companies
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Sewale Abate (Dr.)
Zinaye, Woldemichael
Keywords: Financial performance;Insurance companies;Risk management
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: A.A.U
Abstract: The study focuses on the investigation of the risk management factors that affect the financial performance of the Ethiopian insurance industry. Managing risks is an important factor which insurers must attend to achieve their financial performance. From this perspective, risk management becomes one of the most important practices to be used in insurers in order to get higher returns. Therefore, this study is attempted to ascertain the relationship between risk management and financial performance of insurers in Ethiopia. In order to achieve this objective, the study used explanatory research design, mixed research approach. Panel data covering eleven-years (2005–2015) are analyzed for nine insurers in Ethiopia. Also in-depth interview is conducted with the NBE officers. The results of the fixed effect regression model revealed that technical reserve and liquidity risks have negative & significant impact on ROA (proxy measure for financial performance) of non-life insurers in Ethiopia, whereas company size and reinsurance risk have positive & significant effect on ROA. The study led to the conclusion that technical reserve, size of a company, reinsurance risks and liquidity risk are the pull factors for the financial performance of insurers. On the basis of these findings, the study recommends that there is greater need for Ethiopia insurers to manage the risks particularly technical reserve risk, reinsurance risk and liquidity risk more integrally. The study also recommends Ethiopian insurers to increase their size by enhancing their assets base.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Accounting and Finance in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the Degree of Master of Science in Accounting & Finance
Appears in Collections:Thesis - Accounting & Finance

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