There is need for an appropriate balance between controlling risk, ensuring practicability for issuers of these products and also respecting the principle of “freedom of investment” (priority: medium) The advice in this paper should be balanced between 2 important Principles in the Directive: “Prudent Person” (Art 132) and also “Freedom of Investment” (Art 133). This article states that “Member States shall not subject the investment decisions of an insurance or reinsurance undertaking or its investment manager to any kind of prior approval or systematic notification requirements.”  Proceed with downloading the PDF for our full response.

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