Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry, which provides support to direct insurance markets all over the world, has suffered over the past five years. This will cap off a slow growth period characterized by low-interest rates, a prolonged soft insurance market and severe currency headwinds for many global reinsurers. Nevertheless, the industry is projected to return to more robust growth over the next five years, particularly in emerging markets.In addition, global demand for reinsurance is growing, as more direct insurers look to shore up their capital positions before taking on more business. Furthermore, renewed commitment to higher interest rates in the United States are set to benefit the investment income garnered by reinsurers.
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Industry SWOT Analysis
The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry is in a mature stage of its economic life cycle. Insurance companies are directing more business to the better-capitalized, higher-rated reinsurers, which is leading to consolidation in the industry. In competing with a smaller number of global reinsurers, many reinsurance carriers are finding a large number of global customers asking them to provide a broader range of coverage. In response, reinsurance carriers are expanding the risks they reinsure beyond more traditional business, including risks such as errors and omissions and directors' and officers' exposures.
Reinsurance products are nearing a high level of acceptance in the market... read more