Market risks push Allianz’s Solvency II ratio lower in Q2

Whipsawing markets help take three percentage points of the firm’s core solvency ratio

Heightened market risks over the second quarter added €2.7 billion ($3.2 billion) to Allianz’s solvency capital requirement (SCR), contributing to a three-percentage point drop in its core solvency ratio.  

The German insurer’s Solvency II ratio, its SCR divided by eligible own funds, fell to 187% over the three months to end-June, its lowest level since Q3 2016. The SCR increased a net 5% to €43.2 billion over the quarter, outpacing a 3% rise in own funds, to €80.7 billion.

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