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 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 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 Key Buyers

The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry has a low level of industry concentration with the top three operators expected to account for 22.4% of global reinsurance premiums in 2016. Concentration has increased slightly over the period as a result of the financial performance discrepancy within the industry post-recession. The crisis saw a number of enterprises suffer debilitating capital losses that made them targets for takeovers by the larger operators. Consequently, there has been a fall in enterprise numbers since the crisis, as these smaller, weakened operators have been absorbed by the dominant players who capitalized on the opportunity to gain market share... 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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