Rebound, recover: Reinsurers rebuild amid a rise in global natural catastrophes

The Global Reinsurance Carriers industry provides support to direct insurance markets all over the world. Reinsurance carriers generate revenue not just from reinsurance transactions but also through investing their earned premiums. Investment revenue comprises income flows from assets plus any capital gains or losses realized from asset sales. Investment revenue is an important part of reinsurers' business because it supplements potential underwriting losses. The industry is projected to grow consistently over the next five years. Developing markets will continue to be the strongest area of growth, while developed economies will pick up more slowly as instability and volatility in markets continues to dampen growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$368bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
362,654
Businesses
6,098
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low-interest rates continue to limit investment income for operators
  • Dysfunctional credit markets and subsequent high capital costs have benefited reinsurers
  • Revenue growth will be reflective of a rebound in investment revenue to more normal levels
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographical distribution of premium income for the Global Reinsurance industry reflects the distribution of premium revenue in the primary markets, the industry's historical roots, the degree of deregulation and the development in financial and capital markets.Two regions dominate the global reinsurance industry: Europe and North America. These two regions account for about 85.4% of global reinsurance premiums. Although, the share for each region is starting to even out as developing nations advance and as the industry becomes more globalized. With the reinsurance industry still having a way to go before being completely globalized, the share of global premiums accounted for by Europe and North America is expected to diminish.Europe accounts for 57.7% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry are

  • Possession of accurate information
  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance and Global damage caused by natural disasters in the Global Reinsurance Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • P&C Reinsurance
  • Life, health and annuity reinsurance
  • Investment activities
  • Industry Activities
  • Property and casualty reinsurance
  • Annuities, life and disability income reinsurance
  • Health and medical reinsurance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance
  • Global damage caused by natural disasters
  • LIBOR - London Interbank Offered Rate
  • MSCI World Index

  • Current Performance
    Premium softening in key marketsInvestments laggingTax incentives lead industry participation to increaseInnovative financial products spread riskReinsurance markets slowly recover
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Expansion prospectsL&H optimism
  • Table: Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Life & Health Insurance Carriers
  • Global Direct General Insurance Carriers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Global Reinsurance Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • P&C Reinsurance
  • Life, health and annuity reinsurance
  • Investment activities
  • Chart: Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Determinants of reinsurance capacity

  • Major Markets
  • General insurers
  • Life, health and medical insurers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Other
  • Wages
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Reinsurance Carriers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Mnchener Rckversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft - financial performance
  • Table: Swiss Reinsurance Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Reinsurance Carriers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • MSCI World Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Capacity
  • The supply of insurance and is the maximum amount of insurance a company or market can underwrite based on financial strength.
  • Cede
  • The action of an insurer passing risk to a reinsurer. The cedent purchases a contract indemnifying them for specific losses realized in assuming liability through the issuance of insurance policies.
  • Cedent
  • An insurance company that purchases reinsurance cover.
  • Cession
  • The portion of insurance ceded by the cedent to the reinsurer.
  • Combined Ratio
  • A measure of a firm's underwriting performance. A combined ratio of more than 100% indicates an underwriting loss, whereas a combined ratio of less than 100% indicates an underwriting profit.
  • Retrocession
  • The reinsuring of reinsurance. A reinsurance transaction whereby a reinsurer cedes all or part of the reinsurance risk it has assumed to another reinsurer.
  • Underwriting Performance
  • The performance of an insurer based only on the underwriting of insurance and therefore excludes the income/losses and expenses associated with investment activities.
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