July 18 (Reuters) - The Financial Stability Board, a regulatory task force for the G20 leading economies, on Thursday named nine insurers to its initial list of globally significant firms, a designation that will lead to higher capital requirements.
The firms named are:
* Allianz SE
* American International Group Inc
* Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
* Aviva plc
* Axa S.A.
* MetLife Inc
* Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd
* Prudential Financial Inc
* Prudential plc