Insurers’ CLO exposures are small, but growing

Collateralised loan obligations make up just a tiny fraction of European Union and US insurance companies’ asset portfolios – but are increasing their share. 

Data published by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority shows CLOs constituted just 0.06% of EU insurer assets, about €4.4 billion ($4.9 billion), in Q4 2018. Fifty-five insurers across 12 EU member states accounted for all of these investments.

Insurers in Malta held the most CLOs as a share of their asset portfolios

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