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The Top 10 Global Insurance Companies: Increasing profitability, market share and competitive edge

  • Published: September 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 133 pages
  • Scripp Business Insights

Last year, after two years of worldwide recession the insurance market finally showed signs of recovery. However, increased competition from new entrants combined with a lack of consumer confidence still create a difficult environment in which to either acquire or retain customers.

The Top 10 Global Insurance Companies: Increasing profitability, market share and competitive edge provides an overview of the global insurance market, including statistics on both life and non life insurance. Uniquely, this report not only details the global insurance market but also analyses the key issue of bancassurance. Ten extensive profiles of global insurers are included, examining the reasons behind each organisation’s growth, their potential weaknesses and defining the threats that could affect their global position in the future.

Find new ways to gain profit using this report's analysis of key market trends and the strategies of the world's most successful insurers.

"Last year saw a further decrease in life insurance premium income, in many countries including the UK. This trend is because of the recession and persistent low interest rates, resulting in life insurers READ MORE >

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The global insurance market overview
The top 10 global insurers: Company analysis

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

Report structure

- Global insurance overview
- Introducing the top 10 global insurance companies

CHAPTER 2: THE GLOBAL INSURANCE OVERVIEW

Summary
Introduction

Life and non-life insurance markets worldwide

- Definitions

European life bancassurance overview

- Unit linked policies
- Opportunities in European bancassurance
- Regulations

CHAPTER 3: ALLIANZ

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 4: AXA

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 5: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

CHAPTER 6: ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI S.P.A.

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

CHAPTER 7: ING GROEP N.V.

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 8: NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 9: STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 10: AVIVA PLC

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 11: ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES

Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company activity snapshot

CHAPTER 12: THE DAI-ICHI MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE

COMPANY
Summary
Overview
History

SWOT analysis

- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Opportunities
- Threats

Company news

CHAPTER 13: REPORT CONCLUSIONS

Summary

Global insurance industry recovers
Japanese stagnation
China, the land of potential
Stricter regulations
Bancassurance

CHAPTER 14: APPENDIX

Definitions of distribution channels
Index

TABLES

- Total life/non-life premium volume (top five European markets, 2000-2003)
- Stock market indices (major European markets, 2000-2004)
- Total life insurance premium volume (top five European countries, 2000-2003)
- Allianz SWOT Analysis
- Axa SWOT Analysis
- AIG SWOT Analysis
- Generali SWOT Analysis
- ING Groep SWOT Analysis
- Nippon Life Insurance Company SWOT Analysis
- State Farm Insurance SWOT Analysis
- Aviva SWOT Analysis
- Zurich SWOT Analysis
- Dai-Ichi SWOT Analysis

FIGURES
- Top 10 global insurance companies (by premium income in 2000-2003)
- Total premium insurance volume (by country and region, 2000-2003)
- Life insurance premium volumes (by country and region, 2000-2003)
- Non-life insurance premium volumes (by country and region, 2000-2003)
- Distribution of life assurance (by distribution channel, 2002)

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