Nordic insurers face up to low rates hedging challenge

Rate relief

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Nordic insurers have been scratching around to get value from rock-bottom interest rates since early 2009. The pressure of the low rate environment has led to a swath of relief initiatives from local regulators to assist domestic insurance businesses meet their liabilities. Sweden was the first European country to introduce a relief measure when it established a temporary floor on the discount rate last June to counter the effect of plunging market rates on insurers’ solvency.

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