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E.U. considering Solvency II capital relief for infrastructure investments


The European Union is looking to reduce capital requirements of Solvency II for insurers in order to spur investment in long-term infrastructure projects, reported Bloomberg.

The European Commission is looking to amend the Solvency II Delegated Act to define an infrastructure asset class that would qualify for preferential capital treatment.

The commission said that insurers and pension funds hold assets of around €12 trillion ($13.563 trillion) "which can help to fund investment."

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