Growth in U.S. Insurance Industry’s Cash and Invested Assets Slows in 2018
By Michele Wong of the NAIC Capital Markets Bureau
"The U.S. insurance industry’s asset allocations are relatively stable and have not changed significantly for many years. Bonds remained the largest component of U.S. insurer assets at year-end 2018, representing 65.7% of total cash and invested assets. Common stock investments were the second largest holding for the industry at 12% of total cash and invested assets, followed by mortgages at 8.5% and Schedule BA assets (other long-term investments) at 5.6%. These rankings have been unchanged since at least 2010."