Solvency II asset charges will not stop insurers funding banks

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The introduction of Solvency II will bring many changes for European insurers. Potentially, these changes may trigger considerable behavioural responses by the insurance industry: for instance, the regime’s modified capital requirements may impact on firms’ investment policies.

In recent months, the effect of Solvency II on insurers’ investment behaviour has been the subject of widespread debate. Among other things, it has been suggested that

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