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Egypt Insurance Report Q2 2012 Published: May 2012

No. of Pages: 67

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Thanks, in part, to the political unrest that has swept Egypt since early 2011, the insurance sector has moved from an era of growth to one of stagnation. Prior to late 2010, the outlook had looked promising. Life density was growing quite steadily. The substantial private insurance funds, which provide basic protection-type products – had underpinned the growth of the sector in years where demand for more sophisticated products had consolidated. Although non-life penetration had been contracting, the overall growth of the economy meant that non-life premiums rose steadily in absolute terms. By combining three state owned insurance companies and one state owned reinsurer under the aegis of its Insurance Holding Company, the government could reasonably hope to achieve meaningful synergy benefits for one of the Middle East’s largest composite insurance groups. As is not the case in most other countries in the region, there were no restrictions on foreign participation in the industry. Nor was the nonlife segment characterised by cut-throat competition which had crimped profitability for most players. AAs of March 2012, it appears that the insurance sector was able to absorb the substantial claims and losses arising from the civil unrest of early 2011. However, most of the other newsflow in recent months has been disappointing. The limited data that has been published suggests that, overall, growth in premiums over the last year or so has been minimal. There seems to have been no obvious progress towards regulatory or legislative changes that would revive bancassurance, promote health insurance or encourage the private health funds. Nor has there been any apparent progress towards removing the impediments that hinder the development of Egypt’s embryonic takaful sector. Perhaps most crucially, the restructuring and reform of the Insurance Holding Company – the composite insurance group that accounts for about half of all premiums in Egypt, but which would rank in most other countries as no more than a medium-sized insurer with an interesting real estate portfolio – looks to be cautious in its scope. Unlike reform of state-owned insurers in other countries, the process has yet to deliver increased transparency, a focus on competitiveness, access to global capital markets, or substantial injections of new capital or innovation in product development.

Egypt Insurance Report Table Of contents Executive Summary . 5 Key Insights And Key Risks . 5 SWOT Analysis 7 Egypt Insurance Industry SWOT 7 Egypt Political SWOT 8 Egypt Economic SWOT .. 9 Egypt Business Environment SWOT . 10 Life Sector .. 11 Middle East Life Sector Overview . 11 Egypt Life Sector Update .. 13


Life Insurance Industry Forecast Scenario ... 14 Growth Drivers And Risk Management Projections . 15 Population ... 15 Non-Life Sector .. 17 Middle East Non-Life Sector Overview . 17 Egypt Non-Life Sector Update .. 20 Non-Life Insurance Industry Forecast Scenario ... 22 Growth Drivers And Risk Management Projections . 23 Macroeconomic Outlook .. 23 Political Stability Outlook 26 Healthcare ... 29 Healthcare Insurance ... 30 Epidemiology ... 32 Motor ... 35 Islamic Finance 36 Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings ... 37 Competitive Landscape 39 Competitive Landscape Analysis ... 39 Major Players In Egypt’s Insurance Sector .. 40 Company Profiles .. 45 Local Company Profiles 45 Misr Insurance Holding Company ... 45 Regional Company Profiles .. 47 Allianz .. 47 Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) . 49 Aviva 50 AXA .. 51 Chartis . 52 Generali ... 54 MAPFRE .. 55 MetLife ALICO 56 RSA .. 58 Zurich Financial Services 60 BMI Methodology ... 62 Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings 64

Egypt Insurance Report Q2 2012  

Thanks, in part, to the political unrest that has swept Egypt since early 2011, the insurance sector has moved from an era of growth to one...