Global Reinsurance Carriers: Market Research Report

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Global Reinsurance Carriers Market Research Report | Jun 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Reinsurance Carriers global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Munich Re Munich Re market share
Swiss Re Swiss Re market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry, which essentially provides insurance coverage to primary insurers, has grown slowly in the past five years. Low interest rates have constrained investment income, while a softening insurance market has tempered growth in premiums. Nevertheless, the industry is expected to return to more robust growth in the next five years, particularly in emerging markets. While the lingering effects of the financial crisis will continue to dampen revenue in more developed economies, rising interest rates, particularly in the United States, will boost the industry's investment income... read more

Industry Key Buyers

The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry has a low level of industry concentration with the top three firms expected to account for 18.4% of global reinsurance premiums in 2015. Although concentration has increased slightly since the global financial crisis, it remains low. The crisis saw a number of enterprises suffer debilitating capital losses that made them targets for takeovers by the larger firms. Consequently, there has been a fall in enterprise numbers since the crisis, as these smaller, weakened firms have been absorbed by the dominant players who capitalized on the opportunity to gain market share... read more


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What is the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry?

Businesses in this industry focus on assuming all or part of the risk associated with existing insurance policies originally underwritten by direct insurance carriers. In other words, the primary activity of this industry is insuring insurance companies.

Industry Products
Life reinsuranceAccident, health and medical reinsuranceProperty reinsuranceSurety and title reinsuranceOther reinsuranceLiability reinsuranceInvestment activities
Industry Activities
Property and casualty reinsuranceAnnuities, life and disability income reinsuranceHealth and medical reinsurance

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