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What Do U.S. Life Insurers Invest in?
Last Updated: 03/13/13
Researchers at the Chicago Fed Insurance Initiative are analyzing the role that the insurance industry plays in financial markets and the economy as a whole. This article presents an overview of life insurers’ financial asset holdings, the industries they invest in, and how the value of their investments would change if there was a large negative shock to asset values.