Insurers set to miss mezz opportunity as Solvency II revamp slams shut

By Tom Brown
28 Jan 2020

Hopes that insurance investors could flood back into the market for mezz tranches have been dashed, after Europe’s insurance regulator closed its feedback session on revamping Solvency II without mention of any changes to the securitization capital treatment.

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) closed its feedback session on reforming Solvency II on January 8, with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) fearing its calls to reform securitization capital treatment and encourage insurance investors back into mezzanine securitization tranches have not been ...

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