EU eyes insurers’ money to support European equity

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By Jean Comte
18 Mar 2019

The European Commission proposed earlier this month tweaking the capital requirements for insurance companies, through the creation of a new “long-term equity investments” class in the Solvency II regulation.

This asset class will benefit from a 22% capital requirement, instead of the 39% currently applied to listed equities or the 49% applied to non-listed equities. The percentage refers to the amount of capital needed to be booked by an insurer for an investment.

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