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.
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.