As of late-2014, broadly speaking the Czech insurance sector is much more similar to those of Western Europe than it does to its peers in Central and Eastern Europe. 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. Competition in the insurance industry is intense and is very much dominated by subsidiaries of global and regional giants such as Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), Generali, KBC and Allianz. These companies have the benefits of scale within the Czech Republic and across Europe. The Czech Republic represents a key market for these multinationals within their Central and Eastern Europe business. Despite this dominance, however, there is room for smaller insurers when focusing on more niche insurance markets.
The motor insurance segment is currently one experiencing a great number of difficulties, premiums really struggling. Due to its dominance amongst non-life sub-sectors this has also had a knock on effect on the entire non-life segment. Unlike motor-related lines we are expecting...
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.
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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 Rankings
BMI's Insurance Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (Life and Non-Life) in the insurance market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points and is part of BMI's integrated Country Risk-Industry Rankings 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.
Recent data released by the CAP (the insurers trade asso ciation) in relation to Q1 14 support s our view that premiums in life and non-life will grow at a very slow pace. The principle challenge in the sector is its highly competitive nature which has put downwards pressure on prices and rates. The leading players 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 main beneficiaries are the consumers, both households and companies who purchase insurance products. Most of the leading companies manage to achieve respectable profits ; however , our view is that intense competition in the sector means that there is at present little chance of substantial growth in premiums any time soon.