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Malaysia Insurance Report Q1 2014 - New Market Report

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2013-12-29 17:55:40 - New Financial Services research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

As of late 2013, Malaysia remains an insurance market that stands out for the innovation of the major insurance companies that are present. This has ensured continued growth in face of frequently challenging competitive conditions. Consolidation in the non-life segment will likely continue. As of late 2013, the insurance sector of Malaysia continues to appear unexciting relative to others in South East Asia. By most metrics, it is growing at single-digit rates. In the non-life segment, a fragmented competitive landscape has, in the past, resulted in brutal price competition which, in turn, has served to constrain the development of non-life penetration. In the life segment, a fairly large number of multi-national players that are quite evenly matched in terms of

their overall strengths have also contained pricing power. There has been significant deal-making in the non-life segment and - with AIA's October 2012 purchase of the Malaysian operations of ING - in the life segment also. However, further consolidation is likely.

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Nevertheless, there are many causes for optimism. Takaful is well developed, and accounts for around 15% of overall premiums. There has been a wave of launches of innovative products, which are carefully designed to meet the needs of Malaysian households and businesses. The insurers have been investing heavily to boost the productivity of (often enlarged) agency networks. Bancassurance relationships are being leveraged. The government's Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) will provide new opportunities.

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- Table: Malaysia Total Premiums, 2010-2017
- Insurance
- Political
- Economic
- Business Environment
Industry Forecast
- Life
- Table: Malaysia Total Life Premiums, 2010-2017
- Non-Life
- Table: Malaysia Total Non-Life Premiums, 2010-2017
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Asia Pacific Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Asia Pacific Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
- Malaysia Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Malaysia's Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
- Life Sector Update
- Non-Life Sector Update
Industry Trends And Developments
- Life Growth Drivers and Risk Management Projections
- Population
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Demographics, 2010-2017
- Non-Life Growth Drivers and Risk Management Projections
- Macroeconomic Outlook
- Table: Malaysia - Economic Activity
- Political Outlook
- Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings
- Healthcare Sector
- Healthcare Insurance
- Healthcare Funding
- Epidemiology
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Disease Adjusted Life Years, 2010-2017
- Motor
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Autos 2010-2017
Competitive Landscape
- Asia Pacific Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
- Ageas
- AIA Group
- Allianz
- American International Group (AIG)
- HSBC Insurance
- Manulife Financial
- Prudential plc
- Sun Life Financial
- Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd
- Zurich Insurance Group
Regional Overview
- Asia Life Sector Overview
- Table: Asia Pacific Life Premiums, 2010-2017 (US$mn)
- Asia Non-Life Sector Overview
- Table: Asia Pacific's Non Life Premiums, 2010-2017 (US$mn)
Demographic Forecast
- Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Malaysia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Malaysia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
- Table: Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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