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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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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 Analysis

Reinsurance can be a fickle business, and the past five years exemplify this point. Industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualized rate of 0.9% over the five years to 2015, as investment income suffered from low interest rates and volatile equity markets and premium growth was hindered by softening prices. Meanwhile, the industry's profit margin endured some volatility, ultimately reaching 13.4% of revenue in 2015, due to unpredictable catastrophic losses and difficult investment conditions. Most reinsurers emerged from the period with battered balance sheets, but still with a substantial amount of reserves... 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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