Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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... read more
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.. read more