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Aug 13, 2012

Reinsurance in the Netherlands, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016

The report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into the Netherlands reinsurance market, including:
  • The Netherlands reinsurance market’s growth prospects by reinsurance categories
  • The Netherlands reinsurance market’s growth prospects by reinsurance ceded from direct insurance segments
  • The competitive landscape in the Netherlands reinsurance insurance market
In terms of written premium, the Dutch insurance industry is one of the global leaders. During the review period (2007–2011) the nation’s reinsurance segment registered varying growth rates on a year-on-year (YOY) basis, due to the adverse impact of the global financial crisis and the subsequent European debt crisis. The primary application of reinsurance in the Netherlands is to manage exposure to weather-related events, natural disasters and the larger claims of general and motor third-party liability coverage. The life and personal accident and healthcare segments recorded an increasing share of the premium ceded to reinsurers. However, the non-life segment, which historically had a reliance on reinsurers for the purposes of sharing risk, recorded a decline in the percentage of premium ceded.


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the reinsurance market in the Netherlands:
  • It provides historical values for the Netherlands reinsurance market for the review period (2007–2011) and forecast period (2012–2016)
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in the Netherlands reinsurance market, along with market forecasts until 2016
  • It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance markets in the Netherlands and its growth prospects
  • It profiles the top reinsurance companies in the Netherlands
Key highlights
  • The growth of the reinsurance segment will be primarily driven by a changing market perception towards risk sharing due to uncertain economic conditions. The growth of the segment will also be supported by the increasing written premium values anticipated from the country’s collective insurance industry.
  • The proposed regulatory changes in the reinsurance segment will expose new challenges and opportunities with respect to competitive differentiation. Increased levels of consolidation among insurers, on account of Solvency II implementation scheduled in 2014, will impact ceded premiums and retention levels.
  • ING Re (Netherlands) NV, a subsidiary of ING Verzekeringen NV, is the largest reinsurance company in Netherlands.
  • Insurance companies need to maintain high levels of cost, and administrative efficiency in order to be successful under such competitive pressure. Moreover, Solvency II legislation, which is based on economic risk analysis, is expected to improve levels of competition, which will have a direct impact on the reinsurance segment and the demand for reinsurance protection.
  • The presence of large reinsurers such as Swiss Re, Munich Re and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) makes the segment highly competitive. However, the segment faces several challenges in terms of renewals and macroeconomic difficulties, as subdued economic growth and low interest rates continue to depress investment returns.
Reasons to buy
  • Make strategic business decisions using in depth historic and forecast market data related to the Netherlands reinsurance market and each sector within it
  • Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the Netherlands reinsurance market
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the reinsurance market
  • Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing the Netherlands insurance market and its impact on companies and the market's future.

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Report Details:
Published: August 2012
No. of Pages: 105
Price: Single User License :US$1950            Corporate User License:US$5850

Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions
2.3 Methodology
3 The Netherlands Insurance Industry Attractiveness
3.1 Insurance Industry Market Size, 2007–2016
3.2 Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges
3.2.1 Reinsurance Market Size, 2007–2016
3.2.2 Reinsurance Market Size by Type of Insurance, 2007–2016
4 Key Industry Trends and Drivers
4.1 Fundamental Business Drivers
4.2 Life Insurance Segment Drivers
4.3 Non-Life Insurance Segment Drivers
4.4 Personal Accident and Health Insurance Segment Drivers
4.5 Recent Market Developments
5 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights
5.1 Overview
5.2 Leading Companies in the Dutch Reinsurance Market
5.3 Comparison of Top-Five Insurers
5.3.1 Gross written premium
5.3.2 Gross claims
5.3.3 Paid claims
5.3.4 Pre-tax profit/loss
5.3.5 Total investment income
5.4 ING Re (Netherlands) N.V. – Company Overview
5.4.1 ING Re (Netherlands) N.V. – key facts
5.4.2 ING Re (Netherlands) N.V. – key financials
5.5 Eureko Re N.V. – Company Overview
5.5.1 Eureko Re N.V. – key facts
5.5.2 Eureko Re N.V. – key financials
5.6 Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij N.V. – Company Overview
5.6.1 Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij N.V. – key facts
5.6.2 Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij N.V. – key financials
5.7 Metro Reinsurance N.V. – Company Overview
5.7.1 Metro Reinsurance N.V. – key facts
5.7.2 Metro Reinsurance N.V. – key financials
5.8 OVM Univé Her U.A. – Company Overview
5.8.1 OVM Univé Her U.A. – key facts
5.8.2 OVM Univé Her U.A. – key financials
5.9 OVM Univé Stormher U.A. – Company Overview
5.9.1 OVM Univé Stormher U.A. – key facts
5.9.2 OVM Univé Stormher U.A. – key financials
5.1 N.V. Levensverzekering-Maatschappij – Company Overview
5.10.1 N.V. Levensverzekering-Maatschappij – key facts
5.10.2 N.V. Levensverzekering-Maatschappij – key financials
5.11 Stichtsche Onderlinge Brand-Herverzekering U.A. – Company Overview
5.11.1 Stichtsche Onderlinge Brand-Herverzekering U.A. – key facts
5.11.2 Stichtsche Onderlinge Brand-Herverzekering U.A. – key financials
6 Business Environment and Country Risk
6.1 Business Confidence
6.1.1 Market capitalization trend – Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the Netherlands
6.2 Economic Performance
6.2.1 GDP at constant prices (US dollar)
6.2.2 GDP per capita at constant prices (US dollar)
6.2.3 GDP at current prices (US dollar)
6.2.4 GDP per capita at current prices (US dollar)
6.2.5 GDP by key segments
6.2.6 Agricultural net output at current prices (EUR)
6.2.7 Agricultural net output at current prices (US dollar)
6.2.8 Agricultural net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
6.2.9 Manufacturing net output at current prices (EUR)
6.2.10 Manufacturing net output at current prices (US dollar)
6.2.11 Manufacturing net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
6.2.12 Mining, manufacturing and utilities net output at current prices (EUR)
6.2.13 Mining, manufacturing and utilities at current prices (US dollar)
6.2.14 Mining, manufacturing and utilities at current prices, as percentage of GDP
6.2.15 Construction net output at current prices (EUR)
6.2.16 Construction net output at current prices, (US dollar)
6.2.17 Construction net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
6.2.18 Inflation rate
6.2.19 Current account balance as a percentage of GDP
6.2.20 Exports as a percentage of GDP
6.2.21 Imports as a percentage of GDP
6.2.22 Exports growth
6.2.23 Imports growth
6.2.24 Annual average exchange rate US$–EUR
6.2.25 End-of-period exchange rate US$–EUR
6.3 Infrastructure Quality and Availability
6.3.1 Total airports and sea ports
6.3.2 Railways and roadways
6.3.3 Passenger vehicle production volume
6.3.4 Commercial vehicle production volume
6.3.5 Automotive component exports trend
6.3.6 Automotive component imports trend
6.3.7 Passenger car penetration
6.3.8 Healthcare expenditure
6.3.9 Healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP
6.3.10 Healthcare expenditure per capita
6.3.11 Total internet subscribers
6.4 Labor Force
6.4.1 Labor force
6.4.2 Unemployment rate
6.5 Demographics
6.5.1 Annual disposable income
6.5.2 Annual per capita disposable income
6.5.3 Total population
6.5.4 Urban and rural population
6.5.5 Females as a percentage of the total population
6.5.6 Males as a percentage of the total population
6.5.7 Mean age of the population
6.5.8 Median age of population
6.5.9 Population density
6.5.10 Age distribution of the total population
6.5.11 Age distribution of the male population
6.5.12 Age distribution of the female population
6.5.13 Number of households
6.6 Political and Social Risk
6.6.1 Political stability
6.6.2 Terrorism index
6.6.3 Transparency index
7 Appendix
7.1 Methodology
7.2 Contact Us
7.3 About Timetric
7.4 Disclaimer

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