The Center for Insurance Research has grown out of the commitment by the IE to research and dissemination of knowledge. Our mission is to foster and contribute to the advancement of knowledge about insurance at academic and professional levels, and to the overall population, through the research and further dissemination of our findings.
We collaborate with public and private institutions, making it possible to achieve an in-depth analysis and widespread sharing of learning about the sector and the environment within which it operates.
The insurance industry is responsible for approximately 6.5% of global GDP, thereby, making a significant contribution to the economy, in developed economies. The sector is a considerable stimulus in terms of employment creation and savings, as well as a first order catalyst of the capital needs of both public and private sectors, and a countercyclical stabilizer in periods of economic downturns.
What’s more, insurance provides a degree of certainty in decision-making for business stake-holders in investment or financing operations and many initiatives simply wouldn’t come about without insurance cover.
Finally, insurance addresses a vital social need by providing protection for the victims of accidents and other injured parties.
In Spain, the sector represents 5.5% of national GDP and offers a strong development potential, not only in terms of business growth, but also in qualitative aspects of professionalization, technological advancement, public perception and the application of new technologies.
Our sponsors, Clifford Chance, SCOR, and IECISA, not only sit on our Board of Management, but their unparalleled combined expertise provides our Center with support and guidance in all of our endeavors.
With a 35 year track record in the Spanish market, Clifford Chance is the leading international law firm in the country and is part of a worldwide network of 35 offices.
The firm is actively involved in the most significant ventures and operations in the sector, setting the pace and relying on a winning combination of in-depth local knowledge and global expertise and resources. In Spain, the Madrid and Barcelona offices are powered by a team of 160 lawyers and 24 partners.
Clifford Chance is a recognized leader in global insurance, advising clients on a broad range of legal needs. This status as a market leader with a reputation for ground-breaking operations makes a significant contribution to the development of the Center.
SCOR is the fourth largest reinsurance company in the global market, with a presence in more than 160 countries and a network of 39 offices worldwide. SCOR delivers value-added solutions and services to its international clients.
The company strives for underwriting policies based on profitability, thanks to effective risk management and cautious investment strategies. This approach guarantees optimum levels of security and solvency.
The positioning of SCOR as market leader and the company’s vocation for innovation and research are key factors for the success of the Research Center.
Informática El Corte Inglés is the technology company of the El Corte Inglés Group, and specialize in providing digital solutions and value-added services to digitally transform companies and public entities.
His experience, talent and sector knowledge is focused on developing integrated added-value proposals using technology. These proposals aim at maximizing the value of the relationship between the organization and its clients, and optimizing its business operations.
With over 30 years of experience in the market, the company will bring to the Center its capacity for innovation and the application of new technologies to the digital business transformation faced by the insurance industry.
Our objective is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the insurance industry by means of rigorous and independent research
This sector faces many research challenges in the current climate, and countless new opportunities are constantly emerging. Big Data analysis presents study possibilities in areas such as integrated risk management or consumer behavior. Areas of great interest for the sector include new risks arising as a result of technological advances, the impact of regulatory change, the digital transformation of the industry, the role of the sector in the economy and systemic risk.