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Research Program

In accordance with our commitment to the advancement of the insurance industry, IIS actively enhances the industry’s role in mitigating risk and narrowing the global protection gap with efforts centered on research and scholarship.

Executive Insights

Leading experts providing thought leadership on core topics for c-suite audience.

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Life & Health Protection Gap
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Resilience & Sustainability
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Shin Research Excellence Awards

A research scholarship program designed to stimulate original, theoretical research on practical industry issues.

Congratulations to the 2019 Shin Research Scholars:

Alexander Braun

Adjunct Professor
Risk Management
University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Sebastian Utz

Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Finance
University of St. Gallen

JIahua Xu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Are Insurance Balance Sheets Carbon-Neutral? Harnessing Asset Pricing for Climate-Change Policy

Global Insurance Stock Review

The Global Insurance Stock review is an industry valuation and quarterly review of insurance stock performance reflecting trends in the overall stock market, broad industry factors and company specific events.

RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Stimulating unique research authored by the next generation of insurance leaders.

Congratulations to the 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Award Recipient

Lars Schmid

Director Of Finance, Allianz Ayudhya

Research Network

A consortium of worldwide research centers active in academic or applied research in risk and insurance, the Research Network facilitates research and consultation services for the risk and insurance industry.

Activities include:
• Advisory consultations on critical industry issues
• Coordination of research projects calling for multi-center cooperation
• Interlocking research ideas to potential users
• Dissemination of key findings via the Global Insurance Forum

Research Network Members

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