Passing Stress Tests With Convertible Bond Strategies

Law360, New York (November 7, 2017, 12:52 PM EST) -- Solvency II has been a challenging regulation for European insurers, who are trying to balance a worst-case industry risk scenario while trying to maintain healthy returns on invested assets. The Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR) includes a series of stress tests that themselves can be stressful to prepare for. Insurers need to look at a variety of investment strategies that can help them perform well on these stress tests and stay in line with regulatory requirements.

Convertible bonds are among the strategies that can be particularly helpful...
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