Junk Seen Enticing Yield-Hungry Insurers as Capital Rules Shift

  • Regulators may ease some junk-bond rules, CreditSights says
  • Low Treasury yields also push buyers to add risk, Haines says

U.S. life insurers may boost bets on junk bonds as regulators consider easing capital charges on some of the assets, according to a CreditSights Inc. report.

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