2013-12-10 12:32:48 - Fast Market Research recommends "Qatar Insurance Report 2014" from Business Monitor International, now available
As of late 2013, Qatar's insurance sector appears to be living up to its promise. The combination of strong economic growth and an official desire to promote financial services through the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has provided a positive environment in which premiums have surged strongly over the last year or so.
Key Insights And Key Risks
As of late 2013, Qatar's insurance sector appears to be living up to its promise. The combination of strong economic growth and an official desire to promote financial services through the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has provided a positive environment in which premiums have surged strongly over the last year or so. In absolute terms, the growth has been strongest for Qatar Insurance Company (QIC),
the market leader, which accounts for over 60% of premiums written. However, most of the other indigenous insurance companies have also achieved respectable growth. Impressively, this increase appears to have taken place in spite of downwards pressure on prices and margins in most lines. Key drivers include: greater coverage of large scale construction and industrial risks by the domestic insurance companies; innovative marketing initiatives; and, development of an embryonic indigenous reinsurance sub-segment.
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While Qatar needs and values insurance, Qataris neither need nor value life insurance. Three of the five main indigenous insurance companies, including QIC, are pure non-life players. Family Takaful products are provided by the two Takaful operators - Al Khaleej and Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QIIC), but they represent a small, and not necessarily rapidly growing, element of those companies' overall businesses. In essence, the local citizens enjoy the protection afforded by a generous social security system, as is the normal situation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Nevertheless, life insurance is unquestionably a crucial conduit of savings for the (mainly UK and South Asian) expatriates on whom the economy depends. This remains an opportunity for leading international life companies such as MetLife Alico and Zurich International Group. It also represents an opportunity for international asset management companies, whose mutual funds and other offerings are often packaged and distributed in life insurance products. While Qatar's economy continues to develop, the opportunity will increase further.
Report Table of Contents:
BMI Industry View
- Table: Total Premiums 2010-2017
- Business Environment
- Industry Forecast - Life
- Table: Total Life Premiums 2010-2017
- Industry Forecast - Non-Life
- Table: Total Non-Life Premiums 2010-2017
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Table: Qatar's Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
- MENA Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: MENA Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings
- Market Overview - Life
- Market Overview - Non-Life
Industry Trends And Developments
- Life Growth Drivers and Risk Management Projections
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Demographics 2010-2017
- Non Life Growth Drivers and Risk Management Projections
- Macroeconomic Forecast
- Political Outlook
- Healthcare Sector
- Healthcare Sector Developments
- Healthcare Reform
- Health Insurance
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Disease Adjusted Life Years 2010-2017
- Table: Insurance Key Drivers, Autos 2010-2017
- Competitive Landscape - Middle East and North Africa Q4 2013
- Al Khaleej Takaful
- Doha Insurance Co.
- Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Co.
- Qatar Insurance Co.
- Qatar Islamic Insurance Co.
- Zurich Insurance Group
- MetLife ALICO
- AXA Group
- Middle East and Africa Overview Life Sector Overview
- Table: Life Premiums (US$mn) 2010-2017
- Middle East and Africa Overview Non Life Sector Overview
- Table: Non-Life Premiums (US$mn) 2010-2017
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
- Table: Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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