Date: 15th January 2019

BETTER FINANCE has been stressing for several years the crucial need for insurers to invest much more of their own risk assets into equities. The own risk equity assets of Western European insurers had already gone down from 22% in 2001 to 8% in 2010. In 2016, the own risk equity assets of EU insurers were only 3,8% of total own risk assets (direct equity only, excluding indirect own risk equity held via investment funds) according to Insurance Europe, the EU trade body.