Drilling down into the asset base of the German insurance industry

A review of the asset allocation of close to 200 life and non-life German insurers (about two thirds of firms subject to Solvency II) based on the Balance Sheet template (S.02.01.02) of the Solvency II public disclosures reveals insights into the volume of property investment and holdings in related undertakings. A series of Solvency II Wire Data “mega charts” help to illustrate this.

As expected, the balance sheet is dominated by exposure to government and corporate bonds (see charts below).

Government bond exposure - 200 German insurers

Government bond exposure – 200 German insurers

 

Corporate bond exposure - 200 German insurers

Corporate bond exposure – 200 German insurers

Yet, once these are stripped away, insights into the remaining asset classes can be observed.

Sorting the data by exposure to property, for example, gives an indication of just how small a portion of the overall portfolio it occupies. This may prove useful given the ongoing drive across Europe to get insurers to invest both in the real economy and infrastructure projects.

Property exposure - 200 German insurers

Property exposure – 200 German insurers

The picture is brought into sharper focus by removing the bond exposures from the chart … THE ARTICLE CONTINUES ON Solvency II Wire Data (free to access, registration required).


How to create a Solvency II Wire Data mega chart

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