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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.

Cyber & Data
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Life & Health Protection Gap
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Resilience & Sustainability
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Talent & Leadership
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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 2021 Shin Research Scholar

Anya E.R. Prince

Associate Professor
University of Iowa College of Law

Genetic Testing and Insurance Implications

Global Focus Spotlight

The Global Focus initiative is a series spotlighting key issues confronting the insurance industry.
The first three touch points examine climate change, data & analytics and innovation.

RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Program

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

Congratulations to the 2022 Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Award Recipient

Alexandra Chittock

Executive Director Specialty Casualty, Gallagher Re

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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A content library of the industry’s prominent thought leadership.