Allianz Points The Way to European Capital Rollercoaster

For European insurers, life is about to get a lot more volatile. Investors will need to hold their nerve. The industry will adopt a new capital regime from January. Remarkably, both companies and their investors still cannot be sure exactly whattumblr_lppfshyKM11qcmr8yo1_1280 this will mean.

Allianz of Germany, which reported third-quarter results Friday, is one group confident in reporting its capital under the new rules, known as Solvency II.

Like others, however, it hasn’t yet been given final approval of its models by regulators.

But what Allianz does report is very useful to investors trying to understand what the new world will look like—particularly when it comes to how an insurer’s capital number can move around over time.

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