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Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe is about the market for and distribution of policies covering professional liability as it exists in ten countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, …

Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe is about the market for and distribution of policies covering professional liability as it exists in ten countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. For 2009, 2013 and with a forecast for 2017, the study breaks down the market for professional indemnity insurance not only by country but also, on a standardised basis, by professional category with 12 categories considered as follows:

- accountancy and finance;
- alternative medicine;
- architecture and engineering;
- broadcasting and publishing;
- estate agency and property;
- financial and insurance intermediation;
- healthcare-related services;
- IT and business consulting;
- legal services;
- marketing;
- medicine and dentistry;
- and other professional sectors.

Furthermore, for each country, it identifies affinity schemes for professional indemnity insurance set up between professional associations and brokers or underwriters of this type of cover, highlights other key underwriters and brokers of professional indemnity insurance and other distribution channels used to sell this form of insurance, and discusses key issues associated with the market. As such, the report is the most comprehensive analysis of professional indemnity insurance in Europe ever produced.

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  • 1. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Report prospectus November 2013 © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 1
  • 2. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Prospectus contents Page What is the research? What is the rationale? What methodology has been used? How professional associations surveyed break down? What is the report structure? What are the key features of the research? How can the research be used? How can the PartnerBASE™ be used? Who can use the research? What are some of the key findings? What is the cost and format? How can the research be purchased? © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12-15 16 17 2
  • 3. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What is the research? Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe is about the market for and distribution of policies covering professional liability as it exists in ten countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. For 2009, 2013 and with a forecast for 2017, the study breaks down the market for professional indemnity insurance not only by country but also, on a standardised basis, by professional category with 12 categories considered as follows: - accountancy and finance; - alternative medicine; - architecture and engineering; - broadcasting and publishing; - estate agency and property; - financial and insurance intermediation; - healthcare-related services; - IT and business consulting; - legal services; - marketing; - medicine and dentistry; - and other professional sectors. Furthermore, for each country, it identifies affinity schemes for professional indemnity insurance set up between professional associations and brokers or underwriters of this type of cover, highlights other key underwriters and brokers of professional indemnity insurance and other distribution channels used to sell this form of insurance, and discusses key issues associated with the market. As such, the report is the most comprehensive analysis of professional indemnity insurance in Europe ever produced. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 3
  • 4. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What is the rationale? A number of factors combine to form a firm rationale for a report and associated PartnerBASE™ dataset about professional indemnity insurance in Europe. Above all, this is the only focused research publication on the subject on a pan-European basis. This is curious given the fact that the market for this type of insurance is estimated by Finaccord to have been worth as much as EUR 6.78 billion in 2013 across the ten European countries in question. In fact, it is a market about which published data is generally thin even within specific countries. Moreover, it is a complex sector given that it is effectively composed of a series of sub-markets for policies acquired by different types of professional enterprise: Finaccord has developed a standardised market segmentation for 12 professional categories in order to address this complexity. In addition, in most countries it is a market that has been growing, albeit at a modest rate, in spite of the unfavourable economic circumstances of recent years, and that Finaccord forecasts will experience a mild acceleration in its growth rate in the years up to 2017. Finally, the value of the accompanying PartnerBASE™ dataset derives from the apparent importance of affinity schemes, especially those set up in conjunction with professional associations, in the distribution of professional indemnity insurance. In fact, in some cases, holding the professional indemnity insurance organised by a particular professional body is a pre-requisite to becoming a member of that body or being able to practise that particular profession, or both. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 4
  • 5. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What methodology has been used? The bulk of the research for this report was carried out during a ten-week period spanning August to October 2013 and was composed of a survey of professional associations and detailed market data modelling. In total, Finaccord contacted 1,125 professional associations for this research, broken down by country, professional category and membership type as shown in the pie charts overleaf. The objectives of this survey were to gather data about the number and type of members belonging to the association and the total number of individuals and / or enterprises eligible for membership, as well as to identify any affinity schemes established by them for professional indemnity insurance. The market data for this publication has been built up by means of a data model that takes into account the following data points for 2009, 2013 and 2017 for each country and professional category: the total number of insurable enterprises and their distribution by turnover band; an estimated take-up rate for professional indemnity insurance across these enterprises; and an estimated average premium payable per policy for professional indemnity insurance among insured enterprises. Both of the latter data points were determined in part by any reliable published data about the market that already existed in the public domain and in part by interviews with leading providers of professional indemnity insurance that Finaccord carried out as part of its research. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 5
  • 6. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe How do professional associations surveyed break down? UK, 150 Austria, 80 Belgium, 90 Switzerland, 90 France, 125 BY COUNTRY Spain, 115 Other professional sectors, 85 Other general, 47 Medicine and dentistry, 158 BY CATEGORY Accountancy and f inance, 84 Alternative medicine, 58 Poland, 105 Netherlands, 110 Architecture and engineering, 162 Broadcasting and publishing, 62 Estate agency and Legal property, 48 services, 82 Financial and insurance IT and intermediation, 59 business Healthcare-related consulting, 62 services, 132 Marketing, 95 © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Germany, 150 Not known / undisclosed, 87 Italy, 110 All corporate, 234 BY MEMBER TYPE All individual, 644 Mixed, 160 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 6
  • 7. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What is the report structure? Executive Summary: provides a concise evaluation of the report’s principal findings. Introduction: discusses rationale, research methodology, sample breakdown and definitions. European Overview: an overview for all ten countries of the metrics contained in each country chapter (see below) plus data and commentary concerning the market size and segmentation by country for each of the 12 professional categories covered, namely: accountancy and finance; alternative medicine; architecture and engineering; broadcasting and publishing; estate agency and property; financial and insurance intermediation; healthcare-related services; IT and business consulting; legal services; marketing; medicine and dentistry; and other professional sectors. Specific country chapters (10): for each of the ten countries covered, analysis is provided for the number, growth in number and segmentation of insurable enterprises from 2009 to 2013, the approximate size and segmentation of the market for professional indemnity insurance in 2009 and 2013, the importance of this market within the wider class of general liability insurance, and affinity schemes for professional indemnity insurance set up between professional associations and brokers or underwriters These chapters also include commentary concerning other distribution channels used to sell this form of insurance, other brokers and underwriters active in it, and forecasts for the likely size, growth in size and segmentation of the market for professional indemnity insurance from 2013 to 2017. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 7
  • 8. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What are the key features of the research? Key features of this report include: • quantification of the market size for professional indemnity insurance across ten major markets in Europe: how much is each market worth, and where is the fastest growth occurring? • segmentation of these markets between ten categories of professional enterprise: what is the magnitude of the opportunity in each of these market segments? • affinity scheme analysis: which professional associations have set up accredited programs for professional indemnity insurance, with which brokers and / or underwriters do they hold relationships to this end and what is the importance of specific brokers and underwriters in the overall schemes marketplace? • availability of an accompanying PartnerBASE™ dataset that fully logs over 460 affinity schemes identified by Finaccord across 1,125 professional associations; • forecasts for the market for professional indemnity insurance in Europe segmented both by country and by category of professional enterprise: what is this sector likely to look like in 2017? © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 8
  • 9. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe How can the research be used? You may be able to use this report plus the accompanying PartnerBASE™ dataset and market data file in one or more of the following ways: • to compare the size, growth rates and future prospects of professional indemnity insurance markets across ten major countries in Europe; • to evaluate the potential for your organisation to target professional indemnity propositions at specific professions; • to understand the competitive environment for broking and underwriting by both country and professional category; • to gain access to a single comprehensive source of information providing broker and / or underwriter details for over 460 affinity schemes set up by professional associations for this form of insurance; • to appreciate which countries and professional categories offer the best long-term potential, which are already saturated with competitors, and what product or distribution innovations are occurring. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 9
  • 10. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe How can the PartnerBASE™ be used? Select country Choose operating model Association name Country Category Freier Verband deutscher Zahnärzte Gesamtverband Kommunikationsagenturen Gesellschaft für Informatik Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte Groupement des Unions Professionnels de Médecin Spécialistes Germany Germany Germany Switzerland Belgium PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE Offered? Operating model Broker(s) Medicine and dentistry Marketing IT and business consulting Medicine and dentistry Medicine and dentistry Look up specific associations Identify insurance underwriters Yes No Yes Yes Yes External underwriter Underwriter(s) Deutsche Ärzteversicherung (AXA) External broker Seeliger & Co External underwriter AXA Winterthur External broker Concordia Filter by professional category Identify insurance brokers Source: Finaccord PartnerBASE™ Note - The PartnerBASE™ also includes data for the number of members of each professional association, the percentage of those members that are individual members (as opposed to corporate members) and the category subset of those members (e.g. civil engineers within ‘architecture and engineering’, event organisers within ‘marketing’ etc.). © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 10
  • 11. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Who can use the research? 1. Underwriters: this report provides a unique analysis of a market worth EUR 6.78 billion across ten countries in Europe and offers valuable insights into its dynamics broken out by professional category for both actual and aspiring underwriters of professional indemnity insurance; 2. Brokers: almost two thirds of the identified affinity programs established with professional associations involve a broker and over 190 individual brokers in total are active in the market for these schemes: your organisation can understand more about the competitive environment in this arena by subscribing to this research; 3. Banks: almost all enterprises eligible for professional indemnity insurance will also be business banking customers yet banks are relatively minor distributors of this type of policy, in spite of the fact that it accounts for a significant portion of the overall commercial lines market; 4. Management consultancies: are you helping an insurance broker or underwriter with its future plans for professional indemnity insurance in any or all of these ten countries? Save time researching the subject yourselves by accessing this publication. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 11
  • 12. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What are some of the key findings? 1. Across Europe as a whole, the numbers of enterprises in the alternative medicine, IT and business consulting, and healthcarerelated services categories have been growing most rapidly Accountancy and finance 1.6% Alternative medicine 4.6% Architecture and engineering 0.3% Broadcasting and publishing Estate agency and property 0.4% - 0.3% Financial and insurance intermediation 1.6% Healthcare-related services 3.3% IT and business consulting 4.4% Legal services 1.6% Marketing 1.8% 2.4% Medicine and dentistry Other professional sectors 2.7% 2.1% Total - 1.5% 0.0% 1.5% 3.0% 4.5% 6.0% 7.5% Compound annual growth or decline in number of insurable enterprises in Europe, segmented by professional sector, 2009-2013 Source: various national data sources, Finaccord estimates © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 12
  • 13. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What are some of the key findings? (cont.) 2. AEC Master Broker is the most prominent broker of nationwide affinity schemes for professional indemnity insurance in Italy Provision rate and operating models 100% 80% No 60% 40% Yes 20% AEC Master Others, 9, Broker, 8, 21.1% 23.7% Undisclosed Broker share of Captive broker partnerships Multiple external brokers Biverbroker, Marsh, 6, 15.8% 2, 5.3% External broker Banchero Costa, 2, 5.3% Acros, 2, 5.3% Aon, 5, 13.2% Multiple external underwriters Willis, 2, 5.3% SMAF Broker, 2, 5.3% Underwriter share of partnerships Lloyd's of London External underwriter underwriters, 9, Others, 7, 21.2% 27.3% HDI Assicurazioni, 2, 6.1% 0% Insurance offered? Operating models Source: Finaccord PartnerBASE for Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Allianz, 2, 6.1% AIG Europe, 2, 6.1% Assicuratrice Milanese, 6, 18.2% Unipol, 5, 15.2% © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 13
  • 14. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What are some of the key findings? (cont.) 3. Professional indemnity insurance in the accountancy and finance category is estimated to have increased since 2009 with growth liable to accelerate up to 2017 Approximate and forecast gross written premiums, EUR million 500 Austria 400 Belgium France Germany 300 Italy Netherlands 200 Poland Spain 100 Switzerland UK 0 2009 2013 2017 Source: Finaccord European Professional Indemnity Insurance Model © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 14
  • 15. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What are some of the key findings? (cont.) 4. Key findings from the executive summary include: • Research of 1,125 professional associations across Europe establishes that 464 (41.2%) have established an affinity scheme on a nationwide basis for professional indemnity insurance; • the countries in which such schemes are most commonly in evidence are the UK (with a provision rate of 62.7%), Germany (50.0%) and Italy (also 50.0%) while they are least widespread in Poland (19.0%), Spain (32.2%) and the Netherlands (32.7%); • Finaccord forecasts that gross written premiums for professional indemnity insurance will rise from EUR 6.78 billion in 2013 to EUR 7.51 billion in 2017 across the ten Europe countries, equivalent to a compound annual growth rate of 2.6%; • overall, professional indemnity insurance in Europe can be described as a complex and heterogeneous series of sub-markets with issues often specific to both particular countries (e.g. the recent introduction of the compulsory cover for several professions in Italy, the difficulties associated with organising cover for midwives in Germany and the abolition of an assigned risk pool for solicitors’ firms in the UK) and professional categories (e.g. single project insurance in the architecture and engineering segment). © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 15
  • 16. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe What is the cost and format? Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe is available as a standard PDF document and the PartnerBASE™ dataset that accompanies it at no further charge is in Excel format. Prices for this study plus the 13 country-specific reports published by Finaccord on this subject are as follows: Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe Professional Indemnity Insurance in Australia Professional Indemnity Insurance in Austria Professional Indemnity Insurance in Belgium Professional Indemnity Insurance in Canada Professional Indemnity Insurance in France Professional Indemnity Insurance in Germany Professional Indemnity Insurance in Italy Professional Indemnity Insurance in the Netherlands Professional Indemnity Insurance in Poland Professional Indemnity Insurance in South Africa Professional Indemnity Insurance in Spain Professional Indemnity Insurance in Switzerland Professional Indemnity Insurance in the UK GBP 2,995 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 GBP 795 * For UK-based clients, VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to the basic price. Costs quoted are for a single site user licence only. For a corporate user licence, please see the final slide for further details. Invoices can be paid in EUR or USD, at the prevailing exchange rate, if preferred. For acquisition of multiple reports, please contact Finaccord - discounts may be available. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 16
  • 17. Professional Indemnity Insurance in Europe How can the research be purchased? Simple. Just go to the relevant area of the Finaccord web site available at www.finaccord.com/order_professional_indemnity_insurance_reports.htm and fill in the online order form, clearly indicating: • report required • type of corporate user license, if required * • billing name • address and e-mail address • purchase order number, if applicable Please allow up to one working day for the delivery of electronic copy by e-mail. * For the corporate user license please choose one of the following options: 1. One office, one country: no supplement over and above basic cost of reports ordered 2. Multiple offices, one country: additional 20% over and above basic cost of reports ordered 3. Multiple offices, two to ten countries: additional 50% over and above basic cost of reports ordered 4. Global (unlimited offices in unlimited countries): additional 100% over and above basic cost of reports ordered VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to the price of any corporate user license acquired by UK-based buyers. © Finaccord Ltd., 2013 Web: www.finaccord.com. E-mail: info@finaccord.com 17