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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
World Premiums, USDbnEuropeAsiaNorth AmericaLatin AmericaOceaniaOther
2008168091813461067855
2009158999712521077158
20101589116112791308863
201116251276134615410269
201215361333139816610572
201316131256139117310870
201416961321139817811870
20151492135614331589764
20161449148714631539259
20171479159114971689167
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Source: Swiss Re Sigma

European insurers investment portfolio
Total insurers' investment portfolio, €bnGrowth rate, %
20086266.2
2009707510.7
20107615.25.4
20117700.30.4
20128396.58.2
20139148.410
20149475.32.4
20159723.50.8
201610097.77.3
2017101541.9
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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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Head of prudential regulation & international affairs