Czech Republic Insurance Report Q3 2014

Jun 24, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 70 pages
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The latest data published by the CAP (the trade association) in relation to Q114 confirms our view that growth in premiums in both main segments of the Czech insurance sector will remain anaemic . The basic challenge remains competition. The majors are able to leverage scale, brand, access to capital markets, product development know-how and multi-channel distribution (including, in many cases, close relationships with major banking groups). The beneficiaries are the households and companies that use insurance. Most of the insurers are able to achieve adequate levels of profitability for much of the time. However, there is no obvious catalyst for growth in premium in the Czech insurance sector.

As of mid-2014, the overall picture of the Czech insurance sector is one that has far more in common with those of developed Western European countries than with its peers in the varied countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The obvious strengths include the general resilience of premiums in both major segments despite a challenging financial and economic environment through 2012 and early 2013. The competitive landscape is dominated by (often multiple) subsidiaries of major multinational groups such as Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), Generali PPF Holding, Allianz and KBC. These companies have the benefits of scale within the Czech Republic and across Europe. For these four groups, the country is a core element of their complex businesses across CEE. There is also plenty of room for smaller insurers, many of which focus on niches.

However, the Czech Republic's insurance sector is not a cosy oligopoly. Competitive pressure remains intense, particularly in the motor-related lines that dominate the non-life segment. This caused overall non-life premiums to decrease (again) in 2013 Non-life penetration, which is not at a particularly high level (and certainly not by the standards of developed Western European countries) has continued to fall....

The Czech Republic Insurance Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent assessment and forecasts for the insurance sector. It examines industry developments, key growth drivers and risk management projections, including the macroeconomic situation, government policy, regulatory environment and the level of development and potential for growth, broken down by line. Leading insurers are profiled, covering premiums, products and services and competitive positioning.

BMI's Czech Republic Insurance Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Czech insurance industry.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent insurance industry forecasts for Czech Republic to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in Czech Republic's insurance market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Czech Republic through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, investments and macroeconomic developments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering the Life and Non-Life segments, the evolving competitive landscape and business operational risks.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the insurance sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Regional Outlook

Individual analysis of both Life and Non-Life insurance sector developments and prospects across developed states and emerging markets - supported by BMI's global industry growth forecasts. This is followed by an in-depth evaluation of region- and country-specific trends, focusing on BMI's country-by-country market growth data.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Insurance Business Environment Ratings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (Life and Non-Life) in the insurance market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points and is part of BMI's integrated Country Risk-Industry Ratings products.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for key industry and economic indicators (see list below) supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

Premiums: Total (US$mn), growth (% y-o-y), penetration (% of GDP), density (US$ per capita) for Life and Non-Life sectors, and total premiums.

Life: Data on gross written premiums for all major non-life segments (e.g. motor, fire, work).

Non-life: Data on gross written premiums for all major life segments (e.g. life, retirement).

Economic: Nominal GDP (US$bn), real GDP growth (%), GDP per capita (US$), population (mn), unemployment (%), exchange rate (against US$).

Competitive Landscape & Rankings

Illustration of the insurance industry via rankings tables comparing gross written premiums by company (US$mn) and market share (%). This chapter also includes in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the leading insurance companies.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


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