OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In this A.M.BestTV episode, A.M. Best executives examine the rating agency’s annual list of top global insurers, which shows shifts in rankings driven by regional insurance and product trends. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=globalrankings117 to view the entire program.
“In the Asian market, with economic growth, business activity increases and demand for insurance increases,” said Jose Ribeiro, managing director, Asia-Pacific, A.M. Best. “The second driver for growth is the increase in insurance penetration as the middle class becomes wider and more robust insurance buyers, and the third factor that drives insurance growth is the sophistication in regulation that basically creates the framework for the insurance industry to develop.”
Christie Lee, director, analytics, A.M. Best, highlighted the challenges that exist in the emerging markets.
“A.M. Best expects the growth momentum to continue but at a slower rate. Macroeconomic uncertainties such as low interest rate and subdued trade activities make the operating environment of insurance companies in emerging markets very challenging,” said Lee.
The episode also notes that life insurers generally have moved up in the ranking, while spots held by the property/casualty sector has remained stagnant.
This annual report appears in the Jan. 2, 2017, issue of BestWeek. To access a copy, please visit http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/bestweekreports.aspx?rt=bw.
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- David Pilla, news editor, A.M. Best.
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