France's number one provider of personal life and savings products talks about its risk philosophy and growing concerns over the Solvency II process. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports


In an office building looming over the Montparnasse district of Paris's left bank, three senior officials from Caisse Nationale de Prevoyance (CNP) Assurances are voicing their discomfort over the latest Solvency II discussions. They are particularly worried that the new framework could penalise the insurer for making equity investments, which they insist are needed to match its long-term liabilities.

The results of the latest quantitative impact study (QIS2), completed by insurance firms across

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