European insurers facing an adverse environment
Thursday, 08 04 2016, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Europe
Western European insurers are exploring changes to their investment mixes, but strategic asset allocations have remained broadly stable in the past years, according to an analysis of 40 rated insurance groups by S&P Global Ratings.
The report, ‘How West European Insurers Are Scrutinizing Asset Allocations And Business Models In Today's Adverse Environment’, suggests this comes on the back of record-low, even negative interest rates, which are continuing to weigh on the capital adequacy and earnings potential of insurers in Western Europe.
Source: Intelligent Insurer