Global Reinsurance Carriers: Market Research Report

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Global Reinsurance Carriers Market Research Report | Mar 2016

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
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 Investment

The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar absorbed by labor, $0.18 is allocated to capital equipment. This ratio varies, however, depending on the nature of the market and the size of a reinsurer. In developed markets, capital expenditure is low, with the technology platforms in place and scale economies, less capital is required per dollar of revenue. As the volume of reinsurance business increases, the level of capital intensity generally declines because technological platforms at the most only need to be expanded, whereas increased business volume requires extra staff to process claims and administer accounts... 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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