The financing of companies by insurers (at the end of 2016)

With 10,000 billion euros of assets under management, insurers are among the leading institutional investors in Europe. The insurance industry is willing and able to finance Europe’s economic priorities such as transport, energy and climate change.

More than half (56%) of insurers investments in companies are made in France. Insurers’ investments in support of France’s productive economy stand at a total of 776 billion euros.

At the end of 2016, insurers’ direct financing of SMEs and intermediate-size enterprises stood at 63 billion euros, having tripled in 6 years.

Almost all of this support goes to French SMEs and intermediate-size enterprises.