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We publish around 130 new publications every year in different formats and languages. Take a look at some of our most notable publications.

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Elements for the expansion of insurance in Latin America

Elements for the expansion of insurance in Latin America

The main objective of this study is to analyze the key determinants of the level of insurance penetration in Latin America, in order to outline the general lines that could be considered in the design of public policies whose aim is to increase their penetration in the economies of the region. Thus, the conceptual framework used in the preparation of this work has been focused on the analysis of the main factors that can boost the penetration level (premiums / GDP) from the point of view both of the offer (factors that affect the creation of insurance services), as well as the demand (factors that explain the intensity of consumption of those services).

Panorama económico y sectorial 2017: perspectivas hacia el cuarto trimestre

Economic and industry outlook 2017: fourth quarter outlook

In this report, MAPFRE Economic Research revises the perspectives for the global economy and its implications for the insurance sector from 2017 Q4 onwards. The research is updated with the plausible scenarios that could arise amidst the context of economic vulnerabilities and looming risks. It will also disentangle the effects that the expected macroeconomic and financial dynamics may have on the insurance sector. The report devotes an additional effort to explaining the consequences of the gradual monetary normalization and the effects of liquidity removal for the system as a whole.

The Latin American Insurance Market in 2016

The Latin American Insurance Market in 2016

This report takes an in-depth look at the main volumes of business for 2016 and the structural trends over the last decade at both regional and country level. It includes a ranking with the main competitors and an insight into the relevant regulatory changes in each of the markets.

Guide to Retirement

Guide to Retirement

When can I retire? Will my pension plan grow in the future? Why do I need to save if I'm already paying in to a pension plan? What things should I bear in mind to choose the best product? These are some of the questions we answer in the "Retirement Guide". This free guide gives you straightforward information on how and when you can retire and what factors may influence the amount of your state pension, and talks about the solutions that private social security offers for the future.

Economic and industry outlook 201: forecasts update as of Q3 2017

Economic and industry outlook 2017: forecasts update as of Q3 2017

This document offers MAPFRE Economic Research’s vision on the expected economic and sector outlook for 2017 / 2018. The issue focuses on the normalization process of global monetary policies, policy and political developments in the USA and the real side impact of politics in Europe and Latin America. In addition, the report also reviews how global imbalances evolve as to cast and render them into the our forecasts. Forecast figures of this report have been updated as of July 17th 2017.

Ranking of the largest European Insurance Groups 2016

Ranking of the largest European Insurance Groups 2016

The first section of the report presents rankings of Europe's largest insurance groups in terms of total business, and in the life- and non-life segments, with the classification based on overall premium volume. This classification is followed by an analysis of the trends in the past decade that led to the current ranking, and the outlook for convergence among market players. It also includes information on each group's solvency obtained from their Solvency and Financial Condition Reports (SFCR).

The Spanish Insurance Market in 2016

The Spanish Insurance Market in 2016

The report analyzes the Spanish insurance market in 2016 and its economic context. The improvement in domestic and corporate consumption led to growth across all lines of the insurance market, with an increase in aggregate premiums of 12.4%. Life insurance stood out, helped by the low or non-existent returns on the deposits of credit institutions. This period is characterized by improved profitability and, in general, high levels of solvency in the Spanish insurance sector under the new Solvency II metric.

Ranking of insurance groups in Latin America 2016

Ranking of insurance groups in Latin America 2016

This report, by MAPFRE Economic Research, analyzes the 25 largest insurance groups in Latin America by growth, size and concentration of premium volume, in three categories: Total, Life and Non-Life. This ranking is based on statistical and financial information released by the region´s insurance supervisory bodies. The premium volume of each group is the sum of the written premiums in each country.

Industry and Economic Outlook 2017

Economic and sector outlook 2017: First quarter update 2017

The positive economic momentum noted in the first quarter of 2017 anticipates a slight acceleration in global growth for this year, notwithstanding political and economic uncertainties that are analyzed in this quarterly review. This report updates the state of the economic landscape and its influence on the insurance market. Globally, there is an noticeable acceleration of business in the insurance industry, both in Life and non-Life, with emerging countries making a greater contribution than initially forecast. This growth is predicted to continue throughout 2017-2018, in both the developed and the emerging markets, with this last block leading on the pathway of growth.

Guide for health protection

Guide for health protection

Private medical insurance has undergone great development in recent years, providing a much appreciated, high added value service. This guide describes the main types of health insurance and their different coverages, giving clear replies to the most frequently asked questions by users.

Industry and Economic Outlook 2017

Industry and Economic Outlook 2017

The coming year looks set to be a turbulent one, full of new situations and circumstances on the global scene at both an economic and political level. This study presents a forecast of how these variables might influence the insurance market. In the case of the global insurance industry, the insurance business is expected to accelerate over the 2017-2018 period in terms of both developed and emerging markets, the latter segment spearheading this growth. This forecast is consistent with the generally positive elasticity of the increase in global premiums in the fact of a possible rise in interest rates and inflation, a symptom of the global reflation process described throughout this report.

Ranking of Insurance Groups in Latin America 2015

Ranking of Insurance Groups in Latin America 2015

Every year, Fundación MAPFRE produces varying amounts of research into the insurance industry which provide genuinely essential tools for understanding how the sector is performing in Spain, Europe and Latin America. Since 2002, we have been publishing an annual league table of the 25 largest insurance groups, in this case for Latin America, based on premium volumes across three categories: total, life and non-life. This ranking is based on statistical and financial information published by insurance regulators in each country of the region.

Guide for the Protection of Small Businesses

Guide for the Protection of Small Businesses

This guide addresses the sudden or accidental risks that can affect the health and safety of employees, a company's assets, its civil liabilities and even its balance sheet, endangering the continuity of the business. Our aim is to help SMEs comprehensively manage these risks by means of practical, affordable methods and to provide information on the different insurance options available that offer an effective solution to risks and uncertainty.

Family Protection Guide

Family Protection Guide

With the aim of increasing your peace of mind we have prepared this Family Protection Guide which contains useful information for protecting your family and loved ones. The Family Protection Guide provides information on the protection of family assets, members of the family and the future. Don't leave what's most important to you unprotected - get the information you need from our Family Protection Guide and take action now.

The Spanish insurance market in 2014

The Spanish insurance market in 2014

The Spanish economy grew by 1.4% in 2014, a year when a large number of economic indicators improved. How did the economic recovery affect the insurance sector? Did the sector grow in proportion to the growth of the Spanish economy, or is it still in recovery phase? This study gives you an insight into the health of the insurance sector through an exhaustive analysis of the data for 2014.

The Latin American insurance market in 2014

The Latin American insurance market in 2014

In 2014, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean continued the slowdown that started in 2011. The region's deflating buoyancy was caused by the lack of growth and even downturn in some of the biggest economies in the area such as Argentina and Brazil. In this context, the region's insurance market reported an average nominal increase of 18.3%, maintaining the two-digit growth trend of recent years. Our report gives you country-by-country information to explain the reasons behind this significant growth.

Social research study on retirement: expectations and experiences

Social research study on retirement: expectations and experiences

This study reveals Spanish people's expectations of their retirement and the experiences and changes that actually happen once a person retires. There are many things we need to consider when it comes to retiring: What is life like when you retire? Is the transition from professional to pensioner easy? What about the economic side of things? Will I be dependent? Download the study and read the thoughts of our interviewees at two distinct moments in their lives: the period coming up to retirement and once they have actually retired.

The social perception of insurance in Spain in 2014

The social perception of insurance in Spain in 2014

This research study reveals the evolution in the social perception of the insurance industry in Spain, with an emphasis on the younger segment of the population, i.e. people aged between 18 and 24. It provides an overview of the risks and concerns of this particular collective, their opinion of insurance, and what kind of image they have of the insurance sector.

The internationalization of Spanish companies: risks and opportunities

The internationalization of Spanish companies: risks and opportunities

We are interested in the behavior and expectations of Spanish companies with a view to international business, foreign trade and foreign investments. This report presents two different analyses of the internationalization of Spanish companies. On the one hand it makes an indicator-led diagnosis of the evolution, opportunities and forecasts of the foreign sector of the Spanish economy, and on the other it examines the risks associated with internationalization and the measures that can be taken to mitigate them.

Insurance in the Spanish economy and society

Insurance in the Spanish economy and society

This report provides supporting arguments and quantitative evidence of the importance of the social and economic contribution that insurance makes to society, in the hope of increasing people's knowledge of the insurance sector and fostering the optimum social demand for insurance. Read the study here, which highlights the value of Spanish insurance institutions.

Starting up in times of crisis: risks and success factors

Starting up in times of crisis: risks and success factors

Since 2008 there has been a steady decline in the number of companies which has a negative impact on the creation of jobs and wealth. This study examines the risks that Spanish entrepreneurs are faced with when they embark on a business venture and also studies the factors that contribute to the success or failure of business initiatives. Download the study and learn more before you embark on your own business venture. It will help you to get it on the right track.

The history of FIDES: Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies

The history of FIDES: Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies

For the first time, this work provides an overview of the evolution of the insurance sector in Latin America by tracing the history of the Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies (FIDES). By following FIDES' history we can also track the economic progress of the countries that make up the Federation, from the late 19th century, when the first national laws started to be passed on the insurance industry in Latin America, through to the present day.

The history of insurance in Spain

The history of insurance in Spain

Even though there are numerous monographic publications on companies in the insurance sector, there are very few historical studies on the insurance sector from a national perspective. With this work we have tried to analyze the history of the private insurance sector from the broadest possible timescale. You can now read this study which has become a global reference for all researchers and academics with an interest in getting an in-depth understanding of the insurance sector in Spain.

Insurance Museum: Catalog

Insurance Museum: Catalog

You can now peruse the catalog of our Insurance Museum which features around 600 pieces ranging from the mid-18th century through to the late 20th century. This collection of objects provides a simple illustration of the history of the insurance business and its companies. Since 2008, there has also been a virtual version of the Museum which contains nearly all the works featured in this catalog. Come and visit our Museum or take a virtual tour at www.museovirtualdelseguro.com

Comprehensive risk management for the tuna fishing sector

Comprehensive risk management for the tuna fishing sector

It is extremely difficult for a tuna fishing company to assess how much it is going to catch and what the actual cost of fishing this catch will be, and even more challenging to work out how much it will actually make from the sale of this catch. The aim of this publication is to identify, analyze and evaluate the risks that might arise in the management of tuna fishing companies to establish the right processes and systems of action to manage these risks.

Solvency II implications for Spanish occupational pensions

Solvency II implications for Spanish occupational pensions

This document is a must read for anyone working in the field of complementary social protection. The authors of this study are either working or have worked for many years at the heart of the State's authority in this respect - the General Directorate of Insurance and Pensions - and their experience is fundamental when it comes to analyzing the implementation of Solvency II in the Spanish employment system.

Private insurance of fine art

Private insurance of fine art

The aim of this publication is to study the private insurance of fine art as this is a branch of insurance with very special characteristics. Firstly, the target market of this kind of insurance is extremely varied, from individuals to galleries, art owners, the artists themselves or even people or entities that are loaned artworks. Moreover, given the huge spectrum of interpretations of what an artwork actually is, there are no specific regulations for this type of insurance.

Definition and measurement of the insurance culture: the case of Spain

Definition and measurement of the insurance culture: the case of Spain

This research work aims to take another step forward in understanding the culture of insurance by measuring its penetration level in Spain. The research involved drawing up an Insurance Culture Index (ICI) which, for the first time in Spain, identified and measured the level of knowledge and understanding of insurance. It also reports on the use of insurance products in Spain. Download the report.

Interest rates for calculating technical insurance provisions

Interest rates for calculating technical insurance provisions

The interrelationships between all the components of interest rate curves and their influence on the different areas of the insurance business require an in-depth analysis. This intention of this work is to analyze interest rate curves to evaluate technical provisions from both an accounting and solvency perspective. This study will help you to understand the management processes involved in maintaining a solvent and effective insurance business.