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Italian Insurance Industry - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 604659
  • Report
  • March 2008
  • Region: Global, Italy
  • 26 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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The Italian Insurance Industry Report provides insightful analysis, market overview, industry structure and outlook of life and non-life insurance industries in the country. Richly laden with quantitative analysis, the report provides the reader with a rudimentary statistical preface to the Italian insurance industry. The closely summarized Italian market report is designed to offer a macro level picture of the trends, market structure/basics, and recent developments witnessed by the industry. A synopsized discussion also offers prelude to the pension funds market in Italy. The discussion summarizes, in addition to other market variables, role of banks and the distribution systems within the insurance sector. Also provided is a compilation of recent past/ historical perspective of the country’s insurance market and corporate developments in the industry. The report examines the leading companies’ footing in insurance markets at regional level, along with their annual written premiums and/ or market shares. Regional key and niche players like Assicurazioni Generali are briefly discussed and abstracted in the report.

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1. Italian Insurance Industry - A Perspective IT-1
Table 1: Italian Insurance Industry (2005): Premium Income in
US$ Billion, Per Capita Premium in US$, and Penetration of
Insurance by Category - Life and Non-Life IT-1

Table 2: Italian Insurance Industry (2002 & 2003): Total
Premium in Euro Million by Category (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) IT-2

Table 3: Italian Insurance Industry (1993-2002): Total
Premium in Euro Million by Life and Non-Life Category
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-3

Table 4: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Motor Insurance with Gross Written Premiums in Euro Billion
for the Years 2004 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) IT-3
Industry Structure IT-4
Table 5: Leading Players in Italian Insurance Market (2004):
Percentage Market Share by Company - Ass. Internazionali
Previdenza, Cattolica, Fondiaria - Sai, Generali, RAS,
Unipol, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-4

Table 6: Italian Insurance Market (2003): Number of Domestic
Insurance Companies by Judicial Nature and Business Sector IT-4

Table 7: Italian Insurance Market (2003): Number of
Insurance Companies by Nature of Origin and Business Sector
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-5
Insurance - A Move Towards Rationalization IT-5
Banks in the Italian Insurance Business IT-5
Distribution System in Italian Insurance Industry IT-6
Table 8: Italian Life Insurance Market (2003): Total
Premium (in Euro Million) and Market Share (in %) by
Distribution Channels for Agents, Brokers, Direct Sales and
Financial Advisers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-6

Table 9: Italian Non-Life Insurance Market (2003): Total
Premium (in Euro Million) and Market Share (in %) by
Distribution Channels for Agents, Brokers, Direct Sales,
Bank Counters and Financial Advisers (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) IT-6

2. Review of the Sectors IT-7

2a. Non-Life Insurance IT-7
Table 10: Leading Players in Italian Property & Casualty
Insurance Market (2004): Percentage Market Share by Company-
Fondiaria - Sai, Generali, RAS, Reale Mutua, Toro, Unipol,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-7

Table 11: Italian Non-Life Insurance Industry (2003): Gross
Written Premium in US$ Billion by Leading Companies for
Fondiaria-SAI, Ras, Generali, Milano, Assitalia, Winterthur,
Unipol, Lloyd Adriatico, Axa, and Reale Mutua (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-7

2b. Life Insurance IT-8
Table 12: Italian Life Insurance Market (1H-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Direct Premium Volumes by Category- Health,
Capitalisation, Unit & Index Linked, Traditional, and Pension
Funds (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-8

Table 13: Italian Life Insurance Market (1H-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Direct Premium Volumes by Channel - Domestic
Insurers (Financial Advisors, Banks & Post Offices, Agents,
and Others) and EU Insurers (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) IT-9
Market Leaders IT-9
Table 14: Top-Five Players in the Italian Life Insurance
Market (2003) - Gross Written Premiums in US$ Million for
Creditras, Sanpaolo, Poste Vita, Intesa, and Alleanza Life
Insurance Highlights (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-9
Domestic Vs. Foreign Players IT-10
Performance of Distribution Channels IT-10
Liberalization of the Sector IT-10

2c. Pension Funds in Italy IT-11
Compulsory State Pension (Contributory) IT-11
Safety Net Pension (Non-Contributory) IT-11
Occupational Pension IT-11
Personal Pensions and Other Retirement Savings (Voluntary) IT-11
Pension Funds Revision Outlook IT-11
Types of Funds IT-12
Ordinary or Collective Pension Funds IT-12
Internal Pension Funds IT-12
Open-End Pension Funds IT-12
Promoters Vary According to the Type of Pension Fund IT-12
Pension Funds in Italy & Their Performance IT-13
Forms of Financing and Tax Problems IT-13
Development Prospects for the Pension Funds: The 90s Story IT-14
Table 15: Contribution of Different Sectors to The Pension
Fund (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-14

Table 16: Private Sector Employees Contribution to Pension
Funds (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IT-15
Pension Fund Managers IT-16
Competition Between Insurance Companies IT-16
Important Features Required for Successfully Competing in PF
Field IT-16
A Multinational Presence IT-16
Presence in the Domestic Market IT-16
Connections with the Corporate Sector IT-17
Size IT-17
Activity in the Financial Services Area IT-17
The Third Pillar Under Pension Funds IT-17

3. Recent Industry Activity IT-19
AXA to Expand Presence in Italian Insurance IT-19
Zurich Enters Belgium and Italian Markets IT-19
Swiss Life to Divest from Italian Insurance Market IT-19
Allianz Completes Merger With RAS IT-19
Generali Refutes Rumors of Takeover Attempts IT-19
Allianz Agrees to Merge RAS and Establish SE IT-19
Aon Corp. Acquires Lenzi Broker Assicurazioni SRL IT-20

4. Strategic Corporate Development in Recent Past IT-21
Societa Assicuratrice Industriale, Allies Pick Up Stake in La
Fondiaria IT-21
Aviva and UniCredito Italiano Sign Partnership Agreement with
Aviva Signs Agreement with Unicredito Italiano IT-21
Consortium Increases Share in Assicurazioni Generali IT-21
IIalian Post Office Introduces Pension Products IT-22

5. Focus on Key Player IT-23
Assicurazioni Generali IT-23
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