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Reinsurance in the United States

  • November 2015
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  • 34 pages

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

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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?

Table Of Contents

Reinsurance in the United States
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary 2
Market value 2
Market value forecast 2
Category segmentation 2
Market share 2
Market rivalry 2
Market Overview 7
Market definition 7
Market analysis 7
Market Data 8
Market value 8
Market Segmentation 9
Category segmentation 9
Market share 10
Market Outlook 11
Market value forecast 11
Five Forces Analysis 12
Summary 12
Buyer power 13
Supplier power 14
New entrants 15
Threat of substitutes 17
Degree of rivalry 18
Leading Companies 19
Alleghany Corporation 19
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 22
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. 25
QBE Insurance Group Limited 26
Macroeconomic Indicators 29
Country Data 29
Methodology 31
Industry associations 32
Related MarketLine research 32
Appendix 33
About MarketLine 33


LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: United States reinsurance market value: $ billion, 2011-15(e) 8
Table 2: United States reinsurance market category segmentation: $ billion, 2015(e) 9
Table 3: United States reinsurance market share: % share, by value, 2015(e) 10
Table 4: United States reinsurance market value forecast: $ billion, 2015-20 11
Table 5: Alleghany Corporation: key facts 19
Table 6: Alleghany Corporation: key financials () 20
Table 7: Alleghany Corporation: key financial ratios 20
Table 8: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key facts 22
Table 9: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key financials () 23
Table 10: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: key financial ratios 23
Table 11: Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.: key facts 25
Table 12: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key facts 26
Table 13: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key financials () 27
Table 14: QBE Insurance Group Limited: key financial ratios 27
Table 15: United States size of population (million), 2011-15 29
Table 16: United States gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2011-15 29
Table 17: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2011-15 29
Table 18: United States inflation, 2011-15 30
Table 19: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2011-15 30
Table 20: United States exchange rate, 2011-14 30


LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: United States reinsurance market value: $ billion, 2011-15(e) 8
Figure 2: United States reinsurance market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2015(e) 9
Figure 3: United States reinsurance market share: % share, by value, 2015(e) 10
Figure 4: United States reinsurance market value forecast: $ billion, 2015-20 11
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 12
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 13
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 14
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 15
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 17
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the reinsurance market in the United States, 2015 18
Figure 11: Alleghany Corporation: revenues and profitability 21
Figure 12: Alleghany Corporation: assets and liabilities 21
Figure 13: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: revenues and profitability 24
Figure 14: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: assets and liabilities 24
Figure 15: QBE Insurance Group Limited: revenues and profitability 27

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