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Swiss Re-Chef fordert Assetklasse für Infrastruktur

26.01.2015 – michel_lies_swissreDer Vorstandsvorsitzende des Schweizer Rückversichereres Swiss Re, Michel Liès, hat sich auf dem Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos für die Bildung eines speziellen Anlageklasse Infrastruktur ausgesprochen. Diese soll es den Versicherer ermöglichen, in Infrastrukturprojekte zu investieren.

Bloomberg says:

“If you take all the insurance industry, all the money they can invest, and if you take the infrastructure need of this planet – there is a perfect match,” Mr Lies said in an interview in Davos, Switzerland.

Insurers and reinsurers, which help primary insurers cover the costs of damage claims, are looking for alternative opportunities as low interest rates erode earnings from fixed- income investments. At the same time European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is seeking private-sector support for his 315 billion-euro (365 bio. Dollar) investment plan.

Market regulators could “define infrastructure investment as a specified class which allows a secondary market and which allows investors who can invest long term to have an investment that is liquid during the time of investment,” Mr Lies said.

“We should make sure that the rules of the game go in the same direction as the political appetite,” Mr Lies said. “We are very active in this area. Davos is a good opportunity to meet different people and to discuss these kind of challenges.’” (vwh)

Bild: Michel Lies (Quelle: Swiss Re)

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