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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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Munich Re Munich Re market share
Swiss Re Swiss Re market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$382bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
357
Businesses
11,241
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

Starting a New Business

Regulations for reinsurance tend not to be as high as for primary insurance industries. Reinsurers normally have to apply for an operating license in each of the countries they seek to operate. Gaining a license generally requires reinsurers to demonstrate a solid operating record, healthy balance sheet and excess surplus to suffice all ordinary contingencies in addition to minimum capital requirements. In establishing operations, reinsurers must also submit regular performance reports and continue to conform to minimum capital and solvency standards.

The need to meet minimum capital requirements imposes substantial start-up costs on reinsurers. This presents another major hurdle for entry into the industry... 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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