Global Insurance Industry Insights An in-depth perspective

| May 25, 2018

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Globally, the insurance industry experienced strong premium growth in 2015, at 5.6 percent, whereas growth in 2016 is expected to be noticeably slower, at 4.4 percent. Total premiums are expected to reach €4.6 trillion, up from €4.4 trillion in 2015. What factors help explain the industry’s performance? The global insurance industry is undergoing turbulent times with the continuing low-interest rate environment, a challenging equity market, and tightening regulatory changes, such as the US Department of Labor (DOL) rule and new US tax guidelines. Meanwhile, consumers’ shift to hybrid online and offline research and purchasing has largely concluded in developed markets and is accelerating in developing markets with the spread of mobile phones. These changes, along with the impact of price-comparison websites and other technology developments, plus the race to implement digital processes, are tectonic shifts forcing insurers to adjust their business models.

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