Allianz’s solvency ratio dips 11 points

Share buyback, market moves, regulatory tweaks all take their toll on capital

German insurance group Allianz saw its Solvency II regulatory ratio dip to 218% at end-March, from 229% three months prior, as the firm returned cash to shareholders and factored in the capital-sapping effects of lower interest rates.

The insurer’s own-funds, the numerator for the Solvency II ratio, increased to €78.6 billion ($88 billion) from €76.8 billion (2%) at end-2018, and from €75.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. But its solvency capital requirement (SCR), the ratio’s denominator

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