EU insurers shun ABS, real estate

The average European insurer’s asset portfolio is heavily tilted toward government bonds and investment funds, and has negligible exposure to property, asset-backed securities (ABS), and other structured instruments, though country-level data reveals vast regional differences.

The latest statistical release by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) includes detailed statistics on asset exposures by type and country for the first time, drawn from European Union

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