Gallagher Market Overview Report


The Gallagher Market Overview Report offers perspective and insight into critical trends and changes shaping the insurance and business landscape from expert brokers within the Gallagher network.

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H1 2019

First half 2019 Market Overview Report


The insurance market is continuing to transition - which is having an impact on the majority of businesses and insurance classes.


In this report, we discuss these changes and the emerging trends facing a variety of different industries. From driver shortages in the transport industry to risk mitigation strategies for food producers.

Q3/Q4 2018

2018:
Reflecting on a year of change

The issue features insights on a range of issues impacting the Australian business landscape and insurance markets as 2018 draws to a close, including:


  • How the tough D&O insurance market is impacting IPOs
  • Why surety bonds are soaring as an alternative to bank guarantees
  • What's driving sustainable growth in the Australian transport sector
  • Major fire events and needles-in-fruit crisis contributing to uncertainty in the food production industry

Q2 2018

Into the breach:
Trust and data regulate the new norm

This issue features key insights on a range of issues relating to trust, data and reputation, and how these are impacting insurance programs, including:


  • Boardroom trust issues, shareholder class actions and the impact on D&O insurance cover
  • Insurer pushback on dirty energy projects; increasing appetite for renewable projects
  • Australian businesses increase cyber security spend as breach reporting laws kick in
  • Legal claims from failed students a key risk as international student population booms
  • Critical gap between data and medical science in managing sports concussion injuries

Q1 2018

2018:
The year of the reality check?

This issue aims to provide clarity around that vital question while examining what impact colliding market forces will have on business operations, risk management and insurance programs, including:


  • How insurance markets will respond to the natural disaster-related losses of 2017
  • Whether the mining and resources sector is showing signs of recovery
  • The increasing complexity of insolvency appointments in the last 6-8 months
  • Whether the east coast infrastructure boom will be hampered by a civil engineering skills shortage
  • How the insurance industry needs to respond to the needs of the Australian start-up fintech sector

Q3/Q4 2017

The Perfect Storm:
Colliding market forces or black clouds with silver linings?

This issue aims to provide clarity around that vital question while examining what impact colliding market forces will have on business operations, risk management and insurance programs, including:


  • How legislative changes will impact workplace risk
  • Navigating the compliance minefield in the marine and logistics sector
  • The factors driving insolvency risk across Australia
  • How a hardening market can disrupt the insurance claims process
  • The widening gap between the cost of insurance cover and insurance claims in the oil and gas sector

Q2 2017

Uncertainty vs Optimism:
Have we reached a tipping point

With 2017 set to be a year of uncertainty we examine whether this is still the case, or whether a renewed sense of optimism in some sectors has brought us to a tipping point. The issue covers a broad range of topics, including:


  • How the climate change and clean energy debate has become one of the most fiercely contested political issues in years
  • The impact of new online market giants and rising rents in the retail sector
  • The opportunities and risks of the Government's ambitious infrastructure plans
  • The evolving cyber security and terror threats