Insurers to target export finance loans as banks withdraw

Sovereign-guaranteed loans provide yield boost for insurers

US dollar plane

Insurers are expected to increase their investment in export finance loans as they look for a way to find higher-yielding, low-risk assets.

The loans, which are made to overseas buyers of exported goods, are guaranteed by an export credit agency (ECA), reducing the credit risk.

Banks have traditionally provided export finance loans, but are withdrawing from the market because of liquidity restrictions imposed by Basel III.

Emily Penn, London-based director, insurance asset-liability management

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here