Is The European Insurance Sector In A State Of Emergency? – A PIMCO Viewpoint

  • Beset by a combination of low-to-negative yield environment and Solvency II’s higher capital charges, European insurers have responded with clear regime shifts in insurance asset management as well as in the production of new life contracts.
  • Looking ahead, we believe innovation will remain an essential tool for the insurance industry and we expect the convergence between asset management and life insurance underwriting in Europe to accelerate.
  • Already, life insurers are increasingly offering innovative “guarantee-light” solutions that combine both insurance benefits and asset management solutions, and that are regulatory capital . . .


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