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Investment Strategy and Efficiency of Investment Activity of European Insurers

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  • Zhabynets Olga Yo.

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    (Lviv State University of Internal Affairs)

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    The article studies investment strategy and efficiency of investment activity of European insurance companies. In particular, it analyses the share of investments of insurance companies of Europe in GDP, investment portfolio of European insurers and its structure, contribution of insurance companies - leaders of investment activity - into the European investment portfolio. It studies influence of the financial crisis upon investment strategy of European insurers and analyses efficiency of investment activity of European insurers in risk insurance and life insurance. The article proves that investment business models of insurance companies are capable of resisting crisis phenomena more efficiently than other financial institutions. It marks out that measures of insurance companies that are directed at increase of profitability of investments require from them both significant expenditures on creation of the system of investment risk management and open access to different categories of financial assets and markets, which influences the general risk level, taken upon by an insurance company. The author draws a conclusion that, taking into account recent developments, European insurers should focus on equity and investment risk management, finding new possibilities for their (investments) growth and also adaptation of new systems and operations for solution of these important tasks.

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    Article provided by RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS of NAS (KHARKIV, UKRAINE), Kharkiv National University of Economics in its journal Business Inform.

    Volume (Year): (2014)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 71_75

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    Handle: RePEc:idp:bizinf:y:2014:i:2:p:71_75

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    Keywords: investment strategy; efficiency of investment strategy; European insurers; investment portfolio; financial crisis; investment risk management;

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