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Reinsurance in the United States

Introduction

Reinsurance in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States reinsurance market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

Highlights

  • The reinsurance market is valued as the amount of direct insurance ceded to reinsurers according to that line of business. The market value reflects net written premiums ceded to the reinsurer. Market share reflects net written premiums earned by the reinsurers for providing reinsurance cover only. The United States market value represents net written premiums issued ceded to US-based reinsurers and US subsidiaries of global companies, such as Munich Re America. Any currency conversions have been calculated at constant annual 2014 average exchange rates.
  • The US reinsurance market is forecast to have total net written premiums of $33.9bn in 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% between 2011 and 2015.
  • The non-life reinsurance segment is expected to be the market's most valuable in 2015, with total net written premiums of $20.9bn, equivalent to 61.7% of the market's overall value.
  • An updated set of regulatory requirements, Solvency II, were scheduled to come into effect on 1 January 2013 in the EU. However, this implementation has been delayed and, as of time of writing, a new implementation date has been set for 1 January 2016. The US is looking to adopt the same framework.
Features

Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the reinsurance market in the United States
Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the reinsurance market in the United States
Leading company profiles reveal details of key reinsurance market players’ global operations and financial performance
Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United States reinsurance market with five year forecasts
Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United States economy

Key Questions Answered

What was the size of the United States reinsurance market by value in 2015?
What will be the size of the United States reinsurance market in 2020?
What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States reinsurance market?
How has the market performed over the last five years?
Who are the top competitiors in the United States's reinsurance market?


Executive Summary
Market value
Market value forecast
Category segmentation
Market share
Market rivalry
Market Overview
Market definition
Market analysis
Market Data
Market value
Market Segmentation
Category segmentation
Market share
Market Outlook
Market value forecast
Five Forces Analysis
Summary
Buyer power
Supplier power
New entrants
Threat of substitutes
Degree of rivalry
Leading Companies
Alleghany Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
QBE Insurance Group Limited
Macroeconomic Indicators
Country Data
Methodology
Industry associations
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Appendix
About MarketLine
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: United States reinsurance market value: $ billion, 2011-15(e)
Table 2: United States reinsurance market category segmentation: $ billion, 2015(e)
Table 3: United States reinsurance market share: % share, by value, 2015(e)
Table 4: United States reinsurance market value forecast: $ billion, 2015-20
Table 5: Alleghany Corporation: key facts
Table 6: Alleghany Corporation: key financials ()
Table 7: Alleghany Corporation: key financial ratios
Table 8: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key facts
Table 9: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key financials ()
Table 10: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key financial ratios
Table 11: Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.: key facts
Table 12: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key facts
Table 13: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key financials ()
Table 14: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key financial ratios
Table 15: United States size of population (million), 2011-15
Table 16: United States gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2011-15
Table 17: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2011-15
Table 18: United States inflation, 2011-15
Table 19: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2011-15
Table 20: United States exchange rate, 2011-14
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: United States reinsurance market value: $ billion, 2011-15(e)
Figure 2: United States reinsurance market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2015(e)
Figure 3: United States reinsurance market share: % share, by value, 2015(e)
Figure 4: United States reinsurance market value forecast: $ billion, 2015-20
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015
Figure 11: Alleghany Corporation: revenues & profitability
Figure 12: Alleghany Corporation: assets & liabilities
Figure 13: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: revenues & profitability
Figure 14: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: assets & liabilities
Figure 15: QBE Insurance Group Limited: revenues & profitability

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