Principal-protected products could benefit from Solvency II

New risk-based capital rules for insurers could help demand for products with principal protection, say bankers

structured products
A boon for structuring desks?

The European market for principal-protected structured products could benefit from Solvency II, say bankers, as insurance companies adapt their portfolios to cater for the new risk-based capital rules.

Solvency II is occupying the minds of insurers and bankers alike, but market participants warn the rules are a work in progress. In January, the European Commission adopted a proposal that would allow for a transition period of up to 10 years for some of the most onerous aspects of the legislation

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