(Bloomberg) -- Europe may be nearing an agreement on rules that aim to make insurancecompanies safer after 13 years of wrangling between politicians, companies and regulators.

Insurers and European Union officials are working out a compromise on the capital they need to ensure they can make good on long-term products such as annuities, according to Ralph Koijen, professor of Finance at the London Business School, citing recent draft accords he has studied.

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