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

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

The Italian insurance industry was the fourth-largest in Europe in 2012, behind the UK, France and Germany. Persistent economic challenges and fiscal austerity measures adopted by the government during the review period led to a decline in household income and a rise in unemployment, impacting the demand for insurance.

However, while demand for insurance products declined during 2011-2012, gross written premiums grew at an overall review-period CAGR of 3.4% to value EUR105.1 billion (US$135.2 billion) in 2012. The Italian insurance industry is highly competitive. According to the Italian Insurance Trade Association (ANIA), there were 239 licensed insurance companies (142 domestic and 97 foreign) with registered offices in Italy in 2012.

This report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into the Italian life insurance segment

Key Highlights:

- The Italian insurance industry was the fourth-largest in Europe in 2012, behind the UK, France and Germany

- The life insurance segment accounted for 66.3% of the industry's written premium in 2012. Traditional life insurance products such as whole life, superannuation and pension dominate the segment

- The life segment's penetration rate stood at 4.4% in 2012, lower than the UK and France (8.5% and 6.3% respectively) but higher than Germany (3.2%)

- The uncertain investment environment made buyers reluctant to make a long-term commitment to products; this meant that premium business dominated the segment with a share of 88.3%

- The Italian life insurance segment is highly concentrated; the 10 leading insurers accounted for 82.8% of the segment's written premium value in 2012

- Bancassurance was the dominant distribution channel and accounted for 48.5% of the total commission paid in 2012

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction

3 Regional Market Dynamics

4 Life Insurance Segment - Regional Benchmarking

5 Italian Insurance Industry Attractiveness

6 Life Insurance Outlook

7 Analysis by Distribution Channel

8 Regulatory Policies

9 Porter's Five Forces Analysis - Italian Life Insurance

10 Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges

11 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights

12 Business Environment and Country Risk

13 Appendix

List of Tables

List of Figures

Companies Mentioned

- Fideuram Vita

- Gruppo Assicurativo Allianz

- Gruppo Assicurativo Cardif

- Gruppo Assicurativo Intesa Sanpaolo Vita

- Gruppo Assicurativo Poste Vita

- Gruppo Assicurativo Unipol

- Gruppo Aviva

- Gruppo Cattolica Assicurazioni

- Gruppo Generali

- Mediolanum Vita SpA

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