EU insurers pile into loans, funds and private equity

European insurance companies’ fund investments topped €1.52 trillion ($1.69 trillion) in Q3 2019, up +61% on three years prior. 

Holdings in collective investment undertakings, the regulatory term for funds, made up 12% of insurers’ asset portfolios in aggregate, up from 8% in Q3 2016, according to balance sheet data compiled by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa). German insurers had the largest share of their balance sheets allocated to funds, at 26%.

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