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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
200717518171340916453
2008168392913461087255
20091591100812521096059
20101592116912791318863
201116271279134615610269
201215401337139816810572
201316181256139117410870
201416951316139818011870
20151491135214331619764
20161470149414671499361
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Source: Swiss Re Sigma

European insurers investment portfolio
Total insurers' investment portfolio, €bnGrowth rate, %
20077187.6
20086337.1-7.8
20097056.510.8
20107615.16.3
201177140.6
20128431.48.6
20139216.914.7
20149552.6-0.6
20159889.41.7
201610112.57.3
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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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