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04 June 2019
On 8 March 2019 the European Commission adopted new rules to help insurers invest in equity and private debt and provide long-term capital financing.
As a result of the new rules, insurers will have to hold less capital for investments in equity and private debt, including in small and medium-sized enterprises.
The newly adopted rules take the form of a delegated regulation, amend the EU Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC) and follow on from the mid-term review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan.
Considering the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's technical advice, the amendments aim to meet the following main objectives:
The amendments will now be subject to a three-month scrutiny period by the European Parliament and the European Council.
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