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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'Reinsurance in Australia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020' report provides detailed analysis of the market trends, drivers and challenges in the Australian reinsurance segment. It provides values for key performance indicators such as written premium, reinsurance ceded and reinsurance accepted during the review period (2011–2015) and forecast period (2015–2020).

The report also analyses information pertaining to the competitive landscape in the country, gives a comprehensive overview of the Australian economy and demographics, and provides detailed analysis of natural hazards and their impact on the Australian 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 Australia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020' report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the Australian reinsurance segment, including:

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

- A comprehensive overview of the Australian economy and demographics

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

- The competitive landscape in the Australian reinsurance segment

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

- It provides historical values for the Australian reinsurance segment for the report’s 2011–2015 review period, and projected figures for the 2015–2020 forecast period.

- It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in the Australian reinsurance segment, and market forecasts to 2020.

- It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in Australia, 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 Australian reinsurance segment, and each category within it.

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

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

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

Key Highlights
- The premium accepted by the Australian reinsurance segment grew at a review-period CAGR of 5.7%.

- Due to natural disasters such as the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi in 2011, premium rates for some classes of reinsurance increased by more than 50%. Insurers had to increase prices to remain solvent.

- The reinsurance segment is highly competitive, with seven reinsurers providing cover for life insurers and 12 providing cover for non-life insurers.

- Competition among reinsurers in Australia is based on price, as capital inflows are high and demand for reinsurance is relatively low.

- The segment is expected to consolidate over the forecast period, as smaller reinsurers are expected to merge with larger reinsurers due to high competition and falling renewal rates.

Table Of Contents

Reinsurance in Australia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020
Table of Contents
1 Key Facts
2 Executive Summary
3 Economy and Demographics
4 Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges
4.1 Reinsurance Segment Size, 2011-2020
4.2 Reinsurance Segment Size by Premium Ceded, 2011-2020
5 Key Industry Drivers
5.1 Reinsurance Drivers
5.2 Life Insurance Drivers
5.3 Non-Life Insurance Drivers
5.4 Personal Accident and Health Insurance Drivers
6 Natural Hazards
6.1 Floods
6.2 Cyclones and Storm Surges
7 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights
7.1 Overview
7.2 Leading Companies in the Australian Reinsurance Segment
7.2.1 Swiss Re Life and Health Australia Ltd - company overview
7.2.2 RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Ltd - company overview
7.2.3 Munich Reinsurance Company of Australasia Ltd - company overview
7.2.4 Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd - company overview
7.2.5 General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd - company overview
7.2.6 Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft (Munich Re) - company overview
7.2.7 Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd - company overview
7.2.8 Hannover Rück SE - company overview
7.2.9 General Reinsurance Australia Ltd - company overview
7.2.10 Scor Reinsurance Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd - company overview
8 Definitions and Methodology
8.1 Definitions
8.2 Methodology
9 About Timetric
9.1 Contact Timetric
9.2 About Timetric
9.3 Timetric's Services
9.4 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Australian Reinsurance - Key Facts, 2015
Table 2: Australian Government Credit Ratings
Table 3: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Accepted (AUD Billion), 2011-2015
Table 4: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Accepted (AUD Billion), 2015-2020
Table 5: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (AUD Billion), 2011-2015
Table 6: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (US$ Billion), 2011-2015
Table 7: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (AUD Billion), 2015-2020
Table 8: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (US$ Billion), 2015-2020
Table 9: Australian Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Table 10: Australian Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Table 11: Australian Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Table 12: Australian Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Table 13: Australian Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Table 14: Australian Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Table 15: Australian Average Annual Loss by Hazard, 1990-2014
Table 16: Australian Life Reinsurance - Segment Shares (%), 2015
Table 17: Australian Non-life Reinsurance - Segment Shares (%), 2015
Table 18: Swiss Re Life and Health Australia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 19: RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 20: Munich Reinsurance Company of Australasia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 21: Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 22: General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 23: General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 24: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft (Munich Re) - Key Facts
Table 25: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft (Munich Re) - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 26: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd - Key Facts
Table 27: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 28: Hannover Rück SE - Key Facts
Table 29: Hannover Rück SE - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 30: General Reinsurance Australia Ltd - Key Facts
Table 31: General Reinsurance Australia Ltd - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 32: Scor Reinsurance Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd - Key Facts
Table 33: Scor Reinsurance Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd - Key Financials (AUD Million), 2011-2015
Table 34: Insurance Industry Definitions

List of Figures
Figure 1: Australian Real GDP, 2011-2020
Figure 2: Australian AUD-US$ Exchange Rate, 2011-2020
Figure 3: Australian Consumer Price Inflation, 2011-2020
Figure 4: Australian Current Account Balance (% of GDP), 2011-2020
Figure 5: Australian Unemployment Rate, 2011-2020
Figure 6: Australian Population by Age Group, 1990-2025
Figure 7: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Accepted (AUD Billion), 2011-2020
Figure 8: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Accepted (AUD Billion), 2011-2020
Figure 9: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded by Type of Insurance (AUD Billion), 2011-2020
Figure 10: Australian Reinsurance - Premium Ceded Dynamics by Type of Insurance, 2011-2020
Figure 11: Australian Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Figure 12: Australian Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Figure 13: Australian Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Figure 14: Australian Non-Life Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Figure 15: Australian Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2011-2015
Figure 16: Australian Personal Accident and Health Insurance - Percentage of Reinsurance Ceded (%), 2015-2020
Figure 17: Australian Average Annual Loss by Hazard (% Share), 1990-2014
Figure 18: Australian Frequency of Hazards by Type, 1990-2014
Figure 19: Australian Mortality by Natural Hazards (% Share), 1990-2014
Figure 20: Australian Economic issues of Hazards by Type, 1990-2014
Figure 21: Australian Life Reinsurance - Segment Shares (%), 2015
Figure 22: Australian Non-Life Reinsurance - Segment Shares (%), 2015

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