Alleghany Corporation SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Alleghany Corporation with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Alleghany Corporation

Parent Company

Alleghany Corporation


Holding Company




Strong expertise in the industry since 1929



Diversified(mostly acquiring insurance and reinsurance companies)

Target Group

Investment in insurance and reinsurance companies(few property companies as well)


Provide ongoing long-term capital support for prospective acquisitions and investments

SWOT Analysis


1. Rich history of around since 1929 in the industry.

2. Has strong brand presence through companies such as TransRe, RSUI, CapSpeciality, PacificComp, Alleghany Capital Corporation, Roundwood Asset Management, and Alleghany Properties

3. Now Alleghany Corporation focuses on the insurance business (property, casualty, surety and fidelity insurance).

4. Strong acquisitions have strengthened its position

5. Strong player in property and casualty reinsurance and insurance


1. The company is subjected to changes in investment income due to exposure to residential mortgage backed securities.

2. The company is concentrated in the US, hence increasing the business risk due to lack of international presence


1. There is an opportunity of increase in revenues owing to the growth in the global property and casualty insurance market.

2. There is an expected synergy in the acquisition made by Alleghany in terms of increase in market share.

3. The company has planned an organic growth initiative which is expected to increase its hold in the US market.


1. US market is witnessing intense competition in this segment.

2. There has also been an increase in the fraudulent activities in the insurance industry.

3. Major climate changes are likely going to occur and such catastrophic events are going to affect the property and casualty insurers.



1.Allstate group

2.Allianz AG

3. American International Group

4. American Financial Group


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