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.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.