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Appraising the Performance of Indian Reinsurer

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  • University Business School, Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab, India

Abstract


Indian insurance sector encompasses about 54 primary insurers and a single specialist public reinsurance company i.e., GIC Re. GIC Re has a very prominent status in the Indian insurance market. As a reinsurance company it insures insurance companies. Reinsurance is one of the most important tools in the hands of insurers to transfer the risk that is beyond their financial boundaries. General insurers in India are obliged to cede 5 percent of their business to GIC Re. With the historical changes undergoing in the Indian reinsurance market coupled with the undying importance of reinsurance for the insurance sector and the economy as a whole, the need is felt to appraise the performance of GIC Re-The Indian Reinsurer. For this, various ratios selected meticulously from the well accepted CARAMELS model have been employed on the secondary data obtained from the annual reports of GIC Re from 2006-07 to 2015-16. It was discovered that the company has performed quite well in the past, however improvement in its combined ratio and liquidity would be appreciated.

Keywords

CARAMELS Model, GIC Re, Reinsurance.

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