Research and Markets: Life Insurance in Belgium, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 Research Report

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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Life Insurance in Belgium, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017" report to their offering.

This report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the Belgian life insurance segment, including:

- The Belgian life insurance segment's growth prospects by life insurance categories

- Key trends and drivers for the life insurance segment

- The various distribution channels in the Belgian life insurance segment

- A detailed overview of the competitive landscape in the life insurance segment in Belgium

- A detailed overview of the regulatory framework of the Belgian insurance industry

- A description of the life reinsurance segment in Belgium

- Porter's Five Forces Analysis of the life insurance segment

- A benchmarking section on the Belgian life insurance segment in comparison to other markets with gross written premiums of between US$10 billion and US$40 billion


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the life insurance segment in Belgium:

- It provides historical values for Belgium's life insurance 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 categories in Belgium's life insurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017

- It covers an exhaustive list of parameters, including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, frauds and crimes, total assets, total investment income and retentions

- It analyses the various distribution channels for life insurance products in Belgium

- Using Porter's industry-standard Five Forces analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Belgium for the life insurance business

- It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance segment in Belgium and its growth prospects

- It profiles the top life insurance companies in Belgium and outlines the key regulations affecting them

Key Highlights

- The economic crisis, political instability and increasing national debt all contributed towards the weak CAGR of 1.7% recorded by the life segment during the review period

- Individual unit-linked insurance was the fastest-growing category during the review period with a CAGR of 26.1%

- Belgium's distribution network of life insurance products comprises independent agencies, brokers, bancassurance and other distribution channels such as e-commerce, call centers and various government agencies such as post offices

- The Belgian insurance industry is regulated and supervised by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) and the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)

- The life insurance segment consists of domestic and multinational insurers. The segment is highly concentrated with the 10 leading companies accounting for 85.5% of the total segment in terms of gross written premium income in 2012

Companies Mentioned

- AG Insurance

- AXA Belgium

- Allianz Belgium

- Aras

- Belfius (Ex-Dexia)

- CBC Assurances

- Delta Lloyd Life

- Ethias

- ING Life

- Vivium Assurances

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