Solvency II special measures boost EU insurers’ capital ratios

European Union insurers’ solvency capital requirement ratios continue to be buoyed by long-term guarantee and transitional measures, with the most thinly capitalised firms benefiting the most. 

The median EU firm featured in the European insurance watchdog's most recent round of stress tests had an SCR ratio of 190% in 2017 with LTG and transitional measures applied. Stripped of these benefits, the median insurer ratio was 166%. 

The difference was greater for the 10% of EU firms with the

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