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

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

Industry Products

Reinsurance

Reinsurance is expected to account for 91.1% of industry revenue. Reinsurance is a way for primary insurance companies to protect themselves from unforeseen or extraordinary losses. Depending on the contract, reinsurance can enable the insurer to improve its capital position, expand its business, limit losses and stabilize cash flow. Reinsurers draw information from a significant number of primary insurers, and therefore usually have a far larger pool of data for assessing risks. Reinsurance can take a variety of forms. It may represent a layer of risk such as losses within certain limits for which a premium is paid, or a sharing of both losses and profit for a certain type of business... 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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