Swiss Re's insurance outlook for 2015 sees growth opportunities for insurers in a difficult environment

2015 logoThe global economy is expected to strengthen modestly next year, according to Swiss Re's latest publication, "Global insurance review 2014 and outlook 2015/16". Non-life insurance premiums are expected to grow 2.8% in 2015, supported by strong economic activity in emerging markets. The life insurance sector will be notably stronger in both the advanced and emerging markets, and global in-force premiums are forecast to increase by 4.8% this year and by around 4% in 2015 and 2016. The low yield environment remains a profitability challenge, in particular for life insurers.