September 10, 2018 / 5:32 AM / in 2 months

BRIEF-Swiss Re AG says market remains challenging, sees some opportunities

Sept 10 (Reuters) - Swiss Re AG:

* SAYS EXPECTS PRICING ENVIRONMENT TO BE BROADLY STABLE

* SAYS SEES SOME OF CURRENT IMPROVEMENTS IN OVERALL MARKET ENVIRONMENT AS A CHANCE FOR INSURANCE SECTOR TO EMBRACE NEW MARKET DYNAMICS

* SAYS CURRENT ENVIRONMENT IS STILL INFLUENCED BY AN ABUNDANCE OF CAPITAL

* SAYS RISING INTEREST RATES ARE HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON LONG-TAIL LINES OF BUSINESS IN LIFE AND CASUALTY INSURANCE, AS WELL AS ON RETURN PROFILE OF INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS INDUSTRY

* SAYS MARKET ENVIRONMENT REMAINS CHALLENGING, BUT SHORT- AND LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH EXIST

* SAYS CONTINUED GROWTH OF RISK POOLS COMBINED WITH LARGE AND GROWING PROTECTION GAP REPRESENT MOST SIGNIFICANT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Zurich newsroom)

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