Emerging and advanced markets are all contributing to global premium growth, some locations more than others. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In the latest edition of sigma, the Swiss Re Institute examines the development of premiums in the global primary insurance industry, measured by direct premiums written, for the life and non-life sectors. The report, “World insurance in 2017: solid, but mature life markets weigh on growth,” also analyzes profitability trends and provides an outlook for the sectors within the context of industry trends, the global macroeconomic environment and financial markets.

For purposes of this study, health insurance is allocated to non-life insurance, which is according to standard EU and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development conventions, even though health insurance may be classified differently in the individual countries.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Rosalie Donlon

Rosalie Donlon is the editor in chief of ALM's insurance and tax publications, including NU Property & Casualty magazine and NU PropertyCasualty360.com. You can contact her at [email protected].

More from this author



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.