European insurers’ investments continued to grow in 2014 with statistic reporting approximately 9.9 billion euro worth under management.

Michael Koller, Director General of Insurance Europe warns that for life assurance, policymakers must be careful to ensure regulatory capital charges are commensurate with the actual risk that long term investments pose so insurers can continue to make long-term investments. He stated that policymakers play an important role in protecting people and businesses across Europe and emphasised the need to ensure that “smart regulation” enables insurers to keep the cost of premiums as low as possible.