Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, revenue growth for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry has been stifled by a soft-pricing cycle, historically low interest rates and volatile equity markets. These lingering effects of the subprime mortgage crisis have constrained both premium and investment income for industry firms, which were forced into aggressive price competition over the period and struggled to rebuild balance sheets after catastrophic losses. Nevertheless, stable demand for insurance has allowed revenue to grow modestly since 2010. As the economy continues to recover over the next five years, a rebound in premium prices is expected to result in faster industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of industry establishments is largely determined by population trends. Larger and more populated states tend to have more industry establishments than their smaller counterparts. Population density is also an important indicator of the number of establishments in each state. States with low density tend to have more establishments per individual than densely populated regions. In contrast, densely populated regions have fewer establishments but larger offices.
In addition to population, the distribution of industry establishments is also influenced by regulatory requirements and premium prices. States with higher premiums and less regulation tend to have more establishments. However, higher premiums are often associated with greater risk... purchase to read more