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Ensuring that global rules deliver value to policyholders

Following the financial crisis, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) launched the ComFrame project, which aimed to develop a common framework for supervising internationally active insurance groups (IAIGs). This has now transformed into a much more ambitious project, namely developing capital standards for IAIGs.

Given the diversity of regulatory systems around the world, a considerable amount of work needs to be done to ensure that these new rules both achieve their initial goals and do not cause unintended consequences. This is why Insurance Europe is engaging with policymakers around the world to ensure that the new rules deliver real value to policyholders, without placing unnecessary burdens on the insurance industry.

 

For more information, see also our Annual Report 2016-2017 article on the global insurance capital standard.

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Worldwide insurance premiums
YearEuropeAsiaNorth AmericaOther
200412414437357661183105134868
200513489007606511189693153811
200614824137703361263663177456
200717509178174261340107208594
200816829529294621345628235397
2009159140810075001251773226366
2010159187111652851278613265935
2011162740112757371345592309359
2012154044813335651398468328847
2013162013312519921382749338758
2014169752913175661405816357338
2015146887813509741431239302694
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European insurers investment portfolio
TotalLife insurers' investment portfolioNon-life insurers' investment portfolio
200446821107
200553061192
200656571287
200759491348
200855011337
200961011350
201065021365
201165151404
201270631520
201373001554
201479051665
201581651694
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Notes:
Nominal growth at constant exchange rates
For ES, the total insurers’ investment portfolio is greater than the sum of the life & non-life insurers’ portfolios because unaffected investment is included in the total
For LI, figures include cross-border business
For LU, figures are from the Commissariat aux Luxembourg and include cross-border business
Size of the sample (as % of total premiums): 99.7%

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Olav Jones
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Head of prudential regulation & international affairs