Zurich builds up capital buffers

Zurich’s economic capital ratio strengthened year-on-year in response to benign market conditions and strong profit generation.

The Zurich economic capital model (Z-ECM) ratio stood at 133% at the end of March 2018, up from 129% the year before.

This is above the group’s 100–120% target range, meaning management may consider taking on increased risk in future quarters.

Z-ECM capital consumption as of January 1 was split 49% for insurance risk, 44% for market risk, 4% for other credit risks,

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