2014-02-18 05:21:02 - The Insurance Industry in the Bahamas, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
The Bahamas is ranked fourth amongst the leading offshore financial centers (OFC) in the world. According to the IMF, the Bahamian financial sector accounted for 12% of total foreign bank assets held at global offshore financial centers at the end of March 2012. The large financial sector has benefited the insurance industry in the country, which is well-developed with a high penetration rate of 8.5% in 2012.
The industry is very competitive, with 24 domestic (including both-life and non-life insurers) and 15 foreign insurers (including captive insurers). The Insurance Commission of the Bahamas (ICB) is the regulator of the industry. The Bahamian economy, which is highly dependent on financial and tourism sectors, was impacted by the global financial crisis, leading to
a stagnation of growth for the insurance industry.
â¢ The large financial sector has benefited the insurance industry in the country, which is well-developed with a high penetration rate of 8.5% in 2012
â¢ In 2009, a new regulatory body, the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas (ICB) was established and new legislation was enacted to increase supervision of the industry
â¢ The Bahamian economy, which is highly dependent on financial and tourism sectors, was impacted by the global financial crisis, leading to a stagnation of growth for the insurance industry
â¢ The Bahamian insurance industry is dominated by non-life insurance
â¢ The industry is witnessing an increase in competition as companies offer huge discounts on premiums
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the insurance industry in the Bahamas:
â¢ It provides historical values for the Bahamian insurance industry for the reports 2008â2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012â2017 forecast period
â¢ It offers a detailed analysis of the key segments and categories in the Bahamian insurance industry, along with industry forecasts until 2017
â¢ It covers an exhaustive list of parameters, including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, total assets, total investment income and retentions
â¢ It profiles the top insurance companies in Bahamas and outlines the key regulations affecting them
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â¢ Gain insights into key regulations governing the Bahamian insurance industry and its impact on companies and the industrys future
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