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Leading European life & health insurance companies ranked by market value May 2019

Market capitalization, also known as stock market value, is the total value of issued shares of a publicly traded company. It is equal to the share price multiplied by the number of shares outstanding. It applies only to publicly traded companies or companies that have made their stock market debut, also known as the initial public offering, or an IPO. Due to the practice of buying and selling stock in public markets, market capitalization can be used as a proxy for the wider public’s opinion of a company’s net worth.

Market capitalization

As of May 2019, Prudential was the leading life and health insurer in Europe, with a market value of over 60 billion U.S. dollars. The second largest European life and health insurance company, with market value of approximately 22.6 billion U.S. dollars, was the UK company Legal & General Group. Interestingly enough, the top three life and health insurance companies based in Europe are all from the UK. Looking at total assets, it can be seen that the two companies that headed the European ranking in 2018 were the German Allianz and French Axa.

The insurance industry in the United Kingdom (UK)

The UK is undoubtedly the largest insurance industry in Europe, with a total of premiums written amounting to 341.6 billion euros in 2018. In the same year, the ratio of premiums to GDP, also referred to as insurance penetration, was 14.3 percent.

Leading European life and health insurance companies on the market as of May 2019, by market value

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

May 15th 2019

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