Ceiops proposals rule out €40 billion of insurers’ reserves


Proposals by Ceiops to strengthen the rules for insurers’ eligible capital  under Solvency II would see more than €40 billion (£36 billion) of hybrid capital held by 13 of the European Union’s largest insurers ruled inadmissible for available capital purposes, representing in some cases nearly one-third of a firm’s current reserves, according to research by Life & Pensions.

The cumulative figure of hybrids used for available capital purposes for 13 of the 15 members of the Chief Risk Officers’

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