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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.

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Worldwide insurance premiums
World Premiums, USDbnEuropeAsiaNorth AmericaLatin AmericaOceaniaOther
2009160010501252108078
2010160212141279131086
2011164013381346155095
2012155213981398167099
20131631131913911740100
20141713138913981790105
20151509139914331590102
20161457152114631530101
20171546161515201680107
20181641168315971630110
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Source: Swiss Re Sigma

European insurers investment portfolio
Total insurers' investment portfolio, €bnGrowth rate, %
20097153.7
20107696.85.4
20117779.90.4
20128481.48.1
2013925310.1
20149570.82.3
20159828.10.9
201610215.97.3
201710362.92.8
201810186.3-1.5
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Notes:
Nominal €-values at current end-of-year exchange rates
Nominal %-growth at constant end-of-year exchange rates 
Figures are for Domestic Market (business written on home territory by domestic companies, including subsidiaries + 3rd country branches), unless stated otherwise 
Size of the sample (as % of total premiums): 99.81%

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Olav Jones
Olav Jones
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Cristina Mihai
Cristina Mihai
Head of prudential regulation & international affairs