SOLVENCY II - WILL IT CAUSE EUROPEAN INSURANCE COMPANIES TO CHANGE THEIR INVESTMENT STRATEGIES?
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* David Coupe, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
* Stephen Wilcox, Chief Risk Officer, Allianz UK
* Catherine Thomas, Director, Analytics, A.M. Best Europe
Under Solvency II, alternative funds have been placed into the highest equity risk category, resulting in insurance companies being required to maintain underlying capital equivalent to 49%. What impact will this have on the credit ratings of insurance companies?
Solvency II will introduce a new risk-based approach to regulatory capital for European insurance companies imposing increased governance requirements and public/private reporting obligations. As Solvency II evolves, it is essential for asset managers to follow closely its developments and adapt accordingly.