Covid chaos ate into EU insurers’ own funds

Eligible own funds for meeting capital requirements fell €155 billion ($183.7 billion) across European Union insurers over the first three months of the year, as the coronavirus-induced market panic walloped their asset portfolios.

The aggregate ratio of EU firms’ own funds to their solvency capital requirement (SCR) was 232% as of Q1, down from 246% the prior quarter, and is at its lowest level since at least Q3 2016, when public disclosure began.

The median ratio was 205% across all insurers

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