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    EIOPA Report Highlights Key Financial Stability Risks for Insurers

    December 20, 2017

    EIOPA published its semi-annual financial stability report on the insurance, reinsurance, and occupational pensions sectors in the European economic area in December 2017. The report covers developments in financial markets, the macroeconomic environment, and the insurance, reinsurance, and occupational pension fund sectors as of the second quarter of 2017.

    The report draws on both quantitative and qualitative information from the EIOPA member authorities. Supervisory risk assessments as well as market data are further core building blocks of the analysis. The report first discusses the key risks identified for the insurance and occupational pension sector. It then elaborates on these risks covering all sectors (insurance, reinsurance, and pensions) and provides the final qualitative and quantitative assessment of the risks identified. This assessment has been conducted in terms of the likelihood and the impact of the materialization of these risks. The report also includes a thematic article on macroeconomic fundamentals and latent factors of the European Union yield curve. 

     

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    Keywords: Europe, EU, Insurance, Reinsurance, Occupational Pensions, Financial Stability Report, EIOPA

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