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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'Reinsurance in South Africa, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides detailed analysis of the market trends, drivers and challenges in the South African reinsurance segment. It provides values for key performance indicators such as written premium, reinsurance ceded and reinsurance accepted during the review period (2010–2014) and forecast period (2014–2019).

The report also analyses information pertaining to the competitive landscape in the country, gives a comprehensive overview of the South African economy and demographics, and provides detailed analysis of natural hazards and their impact on the South African insurance industry.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise to enable reinsurers to identify segment dynamics and competitive advantages, and access profiles of reinsurers operating in the country.

Summary
Timetric’s ' Reinsurance in South Africa, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the South African reinsurance segment, including:

- The South African reinsurance segment’s growth prospects by reinsurance ceded from direct insurance

- A comprehensive overview of the South African economy and demographics

- Detailed analysis of natural hazards and their impact on the South African insurance industry

- The competitive landscape in the South African reinsurance segment

Scope
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the reinsurance segment in South Africa:

- It provides historical values for the South African reinsurance segment for the report’s 2010–2014 review period, and projected figures for the 2014–2019 forecast period.

- It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in the South African reinsurance segment, and market forecasts to 2019.

- It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in South Africa, and the reinsurance segment's growth prospects.

Reasons To Buy
- Make strategic business decisions using in-depth historic and forecast market data related to the South African reinsurance segment, and each category within it.

- Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities in the South African reinsurance segment.

- Identify growth opportunities and market dynamics in key product categories.

- Gain insights into key regulations governing the South African insurance industry, and their impact on companies and the industry's future.

Key Highlights
- In terms of premium accepted, the reinsurance segment grew at a review-period CAGR of 9.7%, mainly supported by growth in the life and non-life segments.

- As the country’s insurance industry provides higher levels of service to customers, reinsurance is increasingly being used as a risk-management tool.

- The main growth driver for reinsurance segment is the proposed implementation of the SAM over the course of 2016.

- Over the forecast period, the South African reinsurance segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.0%.

- The South African reinsurance segment is highly concentrated, with the six leading companies accounting for 88.1% of the segment’s total gross written premium in 2014.

Table Of Contents

Reinsurance in South Africa, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019
Table of Contents
1 Key Facts and Highlights
2 Executive Summary
3 Introduction
3.1 What is this Report About?
3.2 Definitions
3.3 Methodology
4 Economy and Demographics
5 Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges
5.1 Reinsurance Segment Size, 2010-2019
5.2 Reinsurance Segment Size by Premium Ceded, 2010-2019
6 Key Industry Drivers
6.1 Reinsurance Drivers
6.2 Life Insurance Drivers
6.3 Non-Life Insurance Drivers
6.4 Personal Accident and Health Insurance Drivers
7 Natural Hazards
7.1 Floods
7.2 Extreme Temperature
7.3 Drought
8 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights
8.1 Overview
8.2 Leading Companies in the South African Reinsurance Segment
8.2.1 Hannover Reinsurance Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.2 Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.3 African Reinsurance Corporation (SA) Ltd - company overview
8.2.4 General Reinsurance Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.5 Swiss Re Life Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.6 RGA Re Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.7 Scor Africa Ltd - company overview
8.2.8 Emeritus Reinsurance Company SA Ltd - company overview
8.2.9 GIC Re South Africa Ltd - company overview
9 Appendix
9.1 Methodology
9.2 Contact Timetric
9.3 About Timetric
9.4 Timetric's Services
9.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: South African Reinsurance - Key Facts, 2014
Table 2: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 3: South African Government Credit Ratings
Table 4: South African Reinsurance - Premium Accepted by Category (ZAR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 5: South African Reinsurance - Premium Accepted by Category (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 6: South African Reinsurance - Premium Accepted by Category (ZAR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 7: South African Reinsurance - Premium Accepted by Category (US$ Billion), 2014-2019
Table 8: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (ZAR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 9: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 10: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (ZAR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 11: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (US$ Billion), 2014-2019
Table 12: South African Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Table 13: South African Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Table 14: South African Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Table 15: South African Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Table 16: South African Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Table 17: South African Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Table 18: Shares of Key Insurers in the South African Reinsurance Segment (%), 2014
Table 19: Hannover Reinsurance Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 20: Hannover Reinsurance Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 21: Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 22: Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 23: African Reinsurance Corporation (SA) Ltd - Key Facts
Table 24: African Reinsurance Corporation (SA) Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 25: General Reinsurance Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 26: General Reinsurance Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 27: Swiss Re Life Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 28: Swiss Re Life Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 29: RGA Re Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 30: RGA Re Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 31: Scor Africa Ltd - Key Facts
Table 32: Scor Africa Ltd - Key Financial Analysis (ZAR Million)
Table 33: Emeritus Reinsurance Company SA Ltd - Key Facts
Table 34: Emeritus Reinsurance Company SA Ltd - Key Financials (ZAR Million)
Table 35: GIC Re South Africa Ltd - Key Facts

List of Figures
Figure 1: South African Real GDP (ZAR Trillion), 2010-2019
Figure 2: ZAR-US$ Exchange Rate, 2010-2019
Figure 3: South African Consumer Price Inflation, 2010-2019
Figure 4: South African Current Account Balance as a Percentage of GDP (%), 2010-2019
Figure 5: South African Unemployment Rate, 2010-2019
Figure 6: South African Population by Age Group, 2010-2019
Figure 7: South African Reinsurance - Premium Accepted (ZAR Billion), 2010-2019
Figure 8: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (ZAR Billion), 2010-2019
Figure 9: South African Reinsurance - Premium Ceded Dynamics by Type of Insurance, 2010-2019
Figure 10: South African Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Figure 11: South African Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Figure 12: South African Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Figure 13: South African Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Figure 14: South African Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2010-2014
Figure 15: South African Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2014-2019
Figure 16: South African Frequency of Hazards by Type, 1990-2014
Figure 17: South African Mortality of Hazards by Type, 1990-2014
Figure 18: South African Economic Issues of Hazards by Type, 1990-2014
Figure 19: Shares of Key Insurers in the South African Reinsurance Segment (%), 2014

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