A liquid market – banks tap insurers' liquidity reserves

A liquid market


The existence of a liquidity premium has only recently been recognised by European insurance regulators, yet it seems that investment banks have been far quicker to accept its existence. "To us it appears that every bank on The Street is calling around looking to lock in liquidity," says Rich Hochreutiner, head of global collateral management for Swiss Re's treasury department. He declines to say whether the Zurich-based group has taken up any of these proposals, but admits the firm is

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