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Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/21/2014 -- In terms of written premium, the Netherlands' insurance industry is one of the global leaders. During the review period (2008-2012) the nation's reinsurance segment registered negative growth due to the adverse effect of the global financial crisis and subsequent European debt crisis. Overall, the premium ceded to reinsurance recorded a review-period compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -2.3%. The life and personal accident and health insurance segments held retentions above 90%, indicating an underutilization of reinsurance as a risk management tool. Moreover, the non-life segment, which previously displayed a reliance on reinsurers for the purposes of sharing risk, recorded a decline in the percentage of premium ceded from 18.9% in 2008 to 15.8% in 2012. This was due to intense competition in the segment, which forced non-life insurers to reduce premiums.

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Key Highlights

- Growth in the Dutch reinsurance segment during the review period was variable, and affected by demand trends in the insurance industry
- During the review period (2008-2012) the nation's reinsurance segment registered negative growth due to the adverse effect of the global financial crisis and subsequent European debt crisis
- The Netherland's reinsurance segment contains both domestic and foreign reinsurers
- The segment is not highly competitive such as the non-life and life segment. ING Re held a 75.2% share of the segment's gross written premiums in 2012

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the reinsurance segment in the Netherlands:

- It provides historical values for the Netherlands's reinsurance segment for the report's 2008-2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012-2017 forecast period.
- It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in the Netherlands's reinsurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017.
- It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in the Netherlands and its growth prospects.

Reasons to Get This Report

- Make strategic business decisions using in depth historic and forecast market data related to the Dutch reinsurance segment and each sector within it
- Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the Dutch reinsurance segment
- Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories
- Gain insights into key regulations governing the Dutch insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market's future

Companies Mentioned in this Report: ING Re (Netherlands) NV, Achmea Reinsurance Company NV, Unive Her NV, Rabo Herverzekeringsmaatschappij NV, ABN AMRO Captive NV, Metro Reinsurance NV, Global Re NV, Nationale-Nederlanden Levenseverzekering Maatschappij, Blue Square Re NV, Stichtsche Onderlinge Brand-Herverzekering UA

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