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Six in ten insurance companies want to increase investment risk over the next two years

The low interest rate environment keeps putting pressure on insurance companies, who are considering moving further out the risk curve to maintain satisfactory return levels, a BlackRock report shows.

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The current interest rate levels have increased the risk appetite at insurance companies in their hunt for satisfying returns, BlackRock's Global Insurance Report finds.

The report, which is conducted annually, includes responses from 362 companies with a total investment portfolio of USD 27trn.

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