9 Regions Targeted for Insurance Growth

With growth slowing in mature markets, many CEOs see greater potential in the still largely under-penetrated emerging markets of South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. These markets have seen substantial segments of their population escape poverty and move into the middle class in recent years; see which regions CEOs are eyeing up most for potential growth opportunities. Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

9. Middle East (50% of insurance CEOs anticipate an expansion of key operations)

9. Middle East (50% of insurance CEOs anticipate an expansion of key operations): Photo of Dubai courtesy of Fotolia

8. North America (61%)

8. North America (61%): Photo courtesy Thinkstock

7. Central-Eastern Europe/Central Asia (63%)

7. Central-Eastern Europe/Central Asia (63%): Photo courtesy Thinkstock

6. Australasia (63%)

6. Australasia (63%): Photo courtesy Thinkstock

5. Africa (67%)

5. Africa (67%): Photo of Nairobi, Kenya, courtesy of Fotolia

4. Southeast Asia (84%)

4. Southeast Asia (84%): Photo of Singapore courtesy of Fotolia

3. East Asia (85%)

3. East Asia (85%): Photo courtesy Thinkstock

2. South Asia (88%)

2. South Asia (88%): Photo courtesy Fotolia

1. Latin America (88%)

1. Latin America (88%): Photo of Rio de Janiero courtesy of Fotolia

CEOs believe these global regions hold most business growth potential over the next 12 months, according to a recent PwC survey.