Van Hulle: Long-term investment agenda must not side-track Solvency II

Political focus on promoting long-term finance could be detrimental to insurance industry, warns European Commission's former Solvency II leader

Karel van Hulle
Karel Van Hulle

Solvency II should not be side-tracked by politicians' efforts to encourage insurers to invest in infrastructure projects and other long-term assets, warns Karel Van Hulle, the former head of insurance at the European Commission.

Van Hulle, who retired at the end of February as leader of the commission's Solvency II project, warns, in an interview with Insurance Risk, that the emphasis on promoting long-term investment by insurers could be detrimental to the sector and policyholders. The focus

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