Insurance Risk Data publishes 200-page industry report

Channels: SAA/ALM, Managers, Outsourcing, Risk, Systems/data

Companies: Insurance Risk Data

Insurance Risk Data, the insurance data service linked to Insurance Asset Risk, has published its inaugural research report analysing Europe’s insurance industry, with a focus on strategies investment managers can use to manage more of the industry’s assets.

Across 200 pages of research the report discusses a range of topics from outsourcing to private markets and illiquid investing, to Brexit and using Solvency II documents to glean market intelligence.

The report includes data covering more than 2,200 European insurance undertakings from the proprietary Insurance Risk Data database, helping create more than 150 exhibits.

Among these 2,200 entities undertakings details emerge on outsourcing of asset management, ranging from commercial terms of engaging named asset managers, to identifying which asset classes are being farmed out, to whether the delegation is occurring within or beyond an underwriter’s group.

In total, varying levels of market intelligence around delegation are given for about 1,000 individual undertakings (‘solo’s’), as well as for groups.

Data, the lifeblood of asset managers’ strategic decisions, is the basis for charts that name specific large undertakings in each of Europe’s four largest national industries – France, the UK, Germany and Italy, plus Austria - by their respective year on year change in gross written premiums, in investment risk appetite, solvency ratios, direct versus fund-based investing volumes, and their general account versus index-linked assets.

The report details the general account asset allocation patterns for life and non-life industries in the four countries and overall, and breaks the branches into three by their 2017 GWP size, to show separately where large, mid-sized and small underwriters invest their general accounts.

The report has separate chapters analysing Europe’s life and non-life sectors – where combined ratio levels are given for 12 lines of business in each of 32 countries, a chapter on outsourcing, and a section on the largest 11 insurance groups.

There are also proprietary, candid and lengthy discussions with seven named senior investment executives at European insurers, plus five in the US.

For more details on the report contact:

David Walker