EU eyes insurers’ money to support European equity

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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