2.5 Liquidity risk

The UNIQA Group must satisfy its payment obligations on a daily basis. For this reason, a precise liquidity schedule for the immediately following months is used, and a minimum liquidity holding is defined by the Management Board and is available as a cash reserve on a daily basis. In addition, a majority of the securities portfolio is listed on liquid stock exchanges and can be sold quickly in the case of liquidity burdens. When choosing the remaining maturities stipulated by contract for investing variable-interest securities (cf. notes no. 9), the existing remaining contractual maturities (cf. 2.1 interest rate risk) are taken into consideration in the various business segments.

Additional underwriting obligations exist for private equity investments in the amount of € 102 million (2009: € 168 million).