Solvency II asset charges will not stop insurers providing bank funding, say economists

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Solvency II will not have a material impact on the financial markets or the real economy as a result of changes in insurers' investment behaviour. The new European risk-based capital regime will also not be detrimental to insurers providing a stable source of funding for banks through bond holdings, analysis by economists at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, has found.

The paper, published exclusively by Life & Pension Risk, suggests that corporate bonds will remain attractive

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