Solvency II not a concern for corporate debt markets


A reduction in insurers' corporate bonds due to the increased capital requirement for this asset class under Solvency II will only marginally affect bond markets, according to Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of fixed-income strategy and economics at Hague-based ING Investment Management.

Solvency II will impose increased capital charges on corporate bonds and at the same time provide a generous diversification benefit for other asset classes, reducing the appetite for corporate paper

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