Life Insurance: The new real estate equation

In 2020, the life insurance equation will be profoundly changed in relation to previous years, in a direction favouring collective real estate.

Although the average return of euro funds (guaranteed capital) was established for the year 2018 at 1.80%(1), they were expected to fall for the year 2019. Most insurance companies have limited their conditions of access to the euro funds of their contracts, with the intention of mechanically increasing the share of units of account. These evolutions can be explained by the persistence, since the end of 2018, of an environment of negative true rates which is whittling away at both the operating results of insurance companies and their ability to provide the capital guarantee for the part held in euros. What role can, and must, real estate play in this new reality? Daniel While, Research and Strategy Director, analyses this in a new report..

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Daniel While
Daniel While Research, Strategy & Sustainability Director

Henry-Aurélien Natter
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Adrien Isidore
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