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Global Centers of Insurance Excellence Designees Announced

New York, New York – May 16, 2019 The International Insurance Society has designated four universities as Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) in 2019. The GCIE certification program recognizes outstanding risk management and insurance programs that play an integral role in promoting insurance knowledge and research.  Since the inception in 2017, the program has designated 34 universities across 11 countries.

Raphael P. Young Named IIS Managing Director - Asia Pacific Region

New York, New York – March 13, 2019

International Insurance Society (IIS), an affiliate of The Institutes, has named Raphael P. Young to be its Managing Director – Asia Pacific Region, with immediate effect. Mr. Young will be based in the recently established Singapore Regional Office of the IIS, the IIS Asia Pacific hub.

Karen Clark Named The 2019 Founder's Award Recipient

New York, New York – January 22, 2019:

Michael Butt Obe to be Inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame

New York, New York – January 3, 2019:

The International Insurance Society (IIS) has announced Michael Butt OBE, Chairman of Axis Capital, as the 2019 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate. Mr. Butt will be honored at the June 20th Gala Awards dinner taking place at the IIS Global Insurance Forum at the Shangri-La Singapore, June 18th – 21st.

Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) Designees Announced

Nine universities will be designated by the International Insurance Society as Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) in 2018.  In total, the program has recognized 29 programs from 10 countries.

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2018 Shin Research Excellence Award Recipients Announced

ZURICH, Switzerland, and NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2018 – The Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) have announced the 2018 recipient of their collaborative insurance research program, the Shin Research Excellence Awards.

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Shuzo Sumi Named to the International Insurance Society Insurance Hall of Fame

The International Insurance Society (IIS) has announced Shuzo Sumi, Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine Holdings, as the 2018 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate. Mr. Sumi will be honored at the July 9th gala awards dinner taking place at the IIS Global Insurance Forum at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany, July 8th – 11th.

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Andrew Kuper Named the 2018 Founder's Award Recipient

Dr. Andrew Kuper, Founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments is named the 2018 John S. Bickley Founder's Award recipient for his pioneering work in profit with purpose investment; lauded for opening new investment channels aimed at closing protection gaps and serving to build economic security. Dr. Kuper will be honored at the July 9th gala awards dinner taking place at the IIS Global Insurance Forum at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, July 8th – 11th.

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Disaster Resiliency Requires Closing the Insurance Protection Gap

After any natural or manmade disaster, the speed of recovery is affected by two things: the amount of damage sustained and the preparedness initiatives undertaken well in advance of the event. 

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