Global Catastrophe Insurance Market 2016-2020
About Catastrophe Insurance
Catastrophe insurance helps in protecting residences and businesses against natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and against man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks. Generally, catastrophe insurance has a low probability that involves high-cost events. These high-cost events are excluded from the standard hazard insurance policies. It is difficult to estimate the total potential cost of an insured loss thereby making it difficult for the catastrophe insurance issuers to effectively manage risk. Retrocession and reinsurance are used with catastrophe insurance to manage catastrophe risk.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global catastrophe insurance market to grow at a CAGR of 5.49% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global catastrophe insurance market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the global loss insured from the catastrophe insurance market in the Americas, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Catastrophe Insurance Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global catastrophe insurance market: American International Group, Allianz, AXA, Berkshire Hathaway, and Lloyds.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Allstate, Aviva, Liberty Mutual, and Zurich Insurance.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the key trends for market growth will be improvements in capital management leading to greater performance of different investments. Many insurance vendors are working to achieve market leading investment performance. Such efforts may help the vendors to develop and sustain a huge asset base to harvest high profitability. On the other hand, enterprise value creators are playing a huge role in leveraging technology and infrastructure, thereby optimizing operations. This may help increase shareholder value in the organization. Many institutional investors like the insurance companies are finding ideal investment opportunities such as understanding fixed income flows.”
According to the report, climatic change will be a key driver for market growth. Climatic changes have occurred due to the various natural and manmade disasters. Therefore, the insurance company requires not only to focus on the historical data but also to have forward projections. Climate change has brought in extreme weather events, and therefore insurance companies need to understand the change in the frequency of the extreme weather condition. Therefore, the insurance companies, reinsurance companies, capital markets, and governments are making use of various catastrophe modeling technologies.
Further, the report states that CAT models are used by the insurers to capture the effects of kerbstones on flood waters and adjacent buildings on the local wind speeds. The current challenge for the market is the lesser amount of detail that is been made available to the insurers. Therefore, the insurers are unable to model at sufficient resolution to capture the most important factors that determine flood depths and wind speeds at particular locations.
American International Group, Allianz, AXA, Berkshire Hathaway, Lloyds, Allstate, Aviva, Liberty Mutual, and Zurich Insurance.