World Academic Centers

(Insurance, Risk, Actuary, and Finance)

 

 

Linked Title

General Activity

Country

About

Contact

1

ACCORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development)

 

Research and database center

United States

ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is the global standards-setting body for the insurance and related financial services industries. Since 1970, ACORD has been an industry leader in identifying ways to help its members make improvements across the insurance value chain.ACORD engages more than 36,000 participating organizations spanning 100 countries, including insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, software providers, financial services organizations and industry associations.

Email: -

Phone: +1.845.620.1700

Fax: +1.845.620.3600

Address: One Blue Hill Plaza
15th Floor
PO Box 1529
Pearl River, New York  10965-8529

2

Actuarial Society of Iran

Training, academic publication, academic support

 

Iran

http://irsoa.ir

Email: ir.actuary@gmail.com

Phone: (021) 22419430

Fax: -

Address: District 1, Daneshjou Boulevard, 1983969411

3

APRIA (Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association)

 

Research, annual conference

Singapore

 The Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) was created in 1997 to provide a means for all persons and entities with an interest in risk management, insurance, actuarial science, and related areas to share ideas and to engage in collaborative research for the ultimate benefit of the insurance industry. APRIA offers individual membership as well as Institutional Membership. APRIA members come from countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America.

Email: APRIA@scidomain.org.sg

Phone: (+65) 6221 2336

Fax: (+65) 6220-6684

Address: 9, Temasek Boulevard

#14-01/02/03 Suntec Tower Two

SINGAPORE 038989

4

Asian Institute of International Financial Law

 

Research and academic publication

 

Hong Kong

AIIFL serves as an umbrella for the research activities of its Fellows (drawn from the Faculty of Law and HKU generally) and its Honorary and Visiting Fellows (academics and professionals from outside HKU). Building upon the solid basis established by its founding co-Executive Directors, AIIFL has continued to forge ties with research institutes and other institutions, both regionally and globally. The research activities of AIIFL Fellows cover a broad spectrum of areas, with much attention currently focusing on the on-going reform of commercial, corporate and financial law throughout the region.

Email: fkleung@hku.hk

Phone: +(852) 3917 2941

Fax: +(852) 2549 8495

Address: Asian Institute of International Financial Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong,

10/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
Centennial Campus, Pokfulam Road

5

Asian Insurance Institute

 

Training, research, membership, and occupational services

 

Singapore

The Asia Risk Management Institute (ARiMI), established in 2003 in Singapore, is the first and leading executive education and research institute to answer the need for effective Enterprise Risk Management professional certifications in Asia.
Over the years, ARiMI has trained qualified professionals, risk consultants, senior management, executives and managers across various industries globally. These industries include finance, healthcare, petrochemical, telecommunications, transport, media, entities of government and statutory boards.

Email: info@arimi.org

Phone: (+65) 6549-7496

Fax: -

Address: 3 Temasek Avenue,

#21-00 Centennial Tower,

Singapore 039 190

6

Bangladesh Insurance Academy

 

Training

Bangladesh

The  Academy  came  into  being  in  November  1973  through  a  Government  resolution. It  functions  as  an  autonomous  body  under  the  administrative  control   of  the  Ministry  of  Finance. The members of  the Board of Governor (BOG) are drawn from concerned ministries,    regulatory  authorities,  state  insurance  corporations, private  insurance  companies,  insurance  association  and  University of Dhaka with  the  assistance  of  a  Director, the  executive  Head  of  the  Academy,  appointed  by  the  Government. The BOG is  the  highest policy making body of the BIA.

Email: bangladeshinsuranceacademy@gmail.com

Phone: +880-2-8820900

Fax: +880-2-9882071

Address: Bangladesh Insurance Academy
Insurance Academy Bhaban,
53, Mohakhali Commercial Area,
Dhaka-1212.

7

Belgian Risk Management Association (BELRIM)

 

Training and research services

Belgium

BELRIM invites specialists in Risk and Insurance Management on a monthly basis to the BELRIM Exchanges for its members. It organises project related work groups on various topics to inform its members about the evolution on the insurance market, risk management, the new legal provisions and to defend their point of view in the concerned fields. BELRIM is a technical networking platform for its members where risk managers can get advice from their peers. It takes an active part in seminars and conferences in collaboration with other organisations and associations.
BELRIM is a member of and actively involved in the European Federation of Risk Management (FERMA), a platform dedicated to the exchange of information among the different national associations of more than 20 European countries. It is a member of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Managers Associations (IFRIMA)

Email : info@belrim.com

Phone: + 32 473 81 60 09

Fax: -
Address: Chaussée de Tubize 489
1420 Braine-l’Alleud
Belgium

8

BIBF (Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance)

 

Training

Bahrain

BIBF plays a vital role in the training and development of human capital in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It serves as a partner to numerous world-class institutions; delivering thought leadership, research and advisory, assessment and training in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Academic Studies, Executive Development, Banking, Leadership and Management, Insurance, Islamic Finance and Information Technology; resulting in a complete business solution.
Since its inception in 1981, BIBF has grown from training 450 applicants a year primarily within the banking industry, to 16,000 drawing participants from all sectors of the economy, and are proud to have qualified over 200,000 learners in the last 3 decades.

Email: info@bibf.com

Phone: +973 1781 5555

Fax: +973 1772 9928

Address: Building 1456
Road 4034, Manama
340 Kingdom of Bahrain

9

Canadian Institute of Actuaries

 

Training, research, and database center

Canada

Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) was incorporated on March 18, 1965. The FCIA designation stands for Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. As the national organization of the Canadian actuarial profession, the CIA means to serve the public through the provision by the profession of actuarial services and advice by: representing the Canadian actuarial profession in the formulation of public policy; promoting the advancement of actuarial science and sponsoring programs for the education and qualification of CIA members and prospective members; ensuring that actuarial services provided by its members meet accepted professional standards; and assisting actuaries in Canada in the discharge of their professional responsibilities.

Email: head.office@cia-ica.ca

Phone: 613-236-8196

Fax: 613-233-4552

Address: Canadian Institute of Actuaries
360 Albert Street, Suite 1740
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7

10

Center for Consumer Financial Research

 

Promotional service, research

 

United States

Established as a division of the Institute for Financial Literacy® in 2007, the mission of the Center for Consumer Financial Research is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education through the dissemination of research within these fields. The Center accomplishes this mission by objectively assessing the effectiveness of financial education efforts, researching consumer financial behavior and publishing its findings.

Email: Help@FinancialLit.org

Phone: (+1) (207) 873-0068

Fax: (+1) (207) 873-0118

Address:  P.O. Box 1842, Portland, ME 04104

11

Center for Financial Research

 

Affiliated with FDIC, promotional activities and research

 

United States

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of two agencies that provide deposit insurance to depositors in U.S. depository institutions, the other being the National Credit Union Administration, which regulates and insures credit unions. The FDIC is a United States government corporation providing deposit insurance to depositors in U.S. commercial banks and savings banks. The FDIC was created by the 1933 Banking Act, enacted during the Great Depression to restore trust in the American banking system. More than one-third of banks failed in the years before the FDIC's creation, and bank runs were common.

Email: cfr@fdic.gov

Phone: -

Fax: -

Address: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Center for Financial Research
3501 N. Fairfax Drive
MB-4012
Arlington, VA 22226

12

Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

 

Affiliated with Islamic Studies College, research, study sponsorship

 

Qatar

The mission of CIEF is to produce policy relevant basic and applied research with concrete analysis of national, regional and international developments in Islamic economics and finance that can expand the body of knowledge about genuine financial products, economic development, financial inclusiveness and sustainability. To these ends, the CIEF individually and in partnership with other institutions will focus on the following areas:
- Islamic economic institutions, inclusiveness, and empowerment
- Innovative and genuine financial products
- Inclusive and sustainable monetary, fiscal, and financial sector development policies
- Promotion of trade, investment, and business in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation region

Email: deanoffice@qfis.edu.qa

Phone: +974 4454 0267

Fax: -

Address: P.O Box: 34110, Doha - Qatar
Qatar Foundation - LAS Building

13

Centre for Financial Research

 

Affiliated with Cambridge Univertsity Statistical Lab, research

UK

The Centre for Financial Research (CFR) is based at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences of the University of Cambridge.  It is a centre of academic excellence with interests in mathematical and computational finance (including derivatives, risk management, trading systems, real options, foreign exchange, stock and commodity markets, fund management and hedge funds).
It has recently amalgamated with the Centre for Research in Quantitative Finance (CRQF).The Centre's research is primarily in the formulation, analysis and estimation of advanced models of financial markets, and the interests of its members include econometrics, option pricing, computational finance, market microstructure modelling, information effects and other forms of interaction.

Email: hodsec@dpmms.cam.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1223 765000
Fax: -

Address: Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge. CB3 0WA

14

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society

 

Training and professional education

United States

The CPCU Society is a community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education.
The CPCU Society is committed to providing resources, educational programs and leadership opportunities that attract talent and enable individuals to expand their technical insurance skills and business capabilities in order to improve the overall performance of the insurance industry while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
The Society's nearly 18,000 members hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation, which is conferred by The Institutes and requires passing rigorous undergraduate- and graduate-level exams, meeting an experience requirement, and agreeing to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.

Email: MemberResources@TheInstitutes.org

Phone (+1) (800) 932-2728

Fax: (+1) (610) 725-5969

Address: 720 Providence Road

Malvern, PA 19355

15

Conning & Company

 

Research and consultation services

 

United States

Founded in 1912, Conning has investment centers in Asia, Europe and North America.
It develops customized investment strategies that address its clients’ unique objectives, requirements and tolerance for risk. It develop solutions by leveraging its risk management tools and utilizing a highly disciplined investment process that relies on fundamental analysis.

Email: -

patrick.steiner@conning.com

robert.miller@conning.com

Phone: +1 860.299.2000

Fax: -

Address: One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-2627

16

Department of Risk Management & Insurance

 

 

Affiliated with University of Georgia, research

United States

The Robinson College of Business is a community of students, educators and professionals who specialize in discovering insights that drive smarter business decisions. Its programs were built to push students beyond the classroom and offer experiences that bridge the gap between business education and the business world. Its internationally recognized faculty are not only experts in their fields but also prolific authors, distinguished researchers and award-winning leaders.

Email: lgreen42@gsu.edu

Phone: (+1)  404-413-7479

Fax: -

Address: 35 Broad St. NW, 11th floor

Atlanta, GA 30302-4050

17

EDHEC-Risk Institute

 

Research, professional support, higher education

 

France

For more than 15 years, EDHEC Business School has been pursuing an ambitious policy in terms of practically relevant academic research. This policy, known as “Make an Impact”, aims to make EDHEC an academic institution of reference for the industry in a small number of areas in which the school has reached critical mass in terms of expertise and research results. Among these areas, investment management has occupied a privileged position, leading to the creation in 2001 of EDHEC-Risk Institute, which has developed a far-reaching portfolio of research and educational initiatives in the domain of investment solutions for institutional and individual investors.
This Institute boasts a team of permanent professors, engineers and support staff, as well as a large number of affiliate professors and research associates from the financial industry among its ranks. EDHEC-Risk Institute has campuses in the City of London (United Kingdom) and Nice (France). Its philosophy is to validate its work by publishing in international academic journals, as well as to make it available to the sector through position papers, published studies, online courses, on-campus workshops and global conferences.

Email: research@edhec-risk.com

Phone:  +33 (0)4 93 18 78 87

Fax: -

Address:
393-400 Promenade des Anglais
BP 3116
06202 Nice Cedex 3, France

18

European Finance Association (EFA)

 

Research, professional membership, academic publication

 

Belgium

The European Finance Association (EFA) was created in 1974 under the auspices of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and in close cooperation with the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).
The Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association provides a convivial yearly professional gathering place for its members, as well as a coveted forum and opportunity to present and share research in the field of Finance. The first EFA Annual Meeting was held in 1974. Since then, many EFA Annual Meetings have been organised in various venues and locations, mainly in Europe. Current EFA members are entitled to one complimentary paper submission to that year's EFA Annual Meeting, among other benefits of EFA membership. A variety of best paper awards (supported financially by EFA partners and other select sponsors) are presented at the conference. Each year since the early 1990s, EFA (with the support of EIASM) organises a competitive one-day Doctoral Tutorial in Finance (for selected students nearing the end of their doctoral thesis), held the same day as the official opening of the EFA Annual Meeting.

Email: kannel@eiasm.be

Phone: +32 (0)2 226 66 60

Fax: +32 (0)2 512 19 29

Address: c/o EIASM
Place De Brouckère Plein 31

1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

19

ExamFX: Online Training & Assessment

 

Insurance remote education services

United States

https://www.examfx.com

Email: Customer.service@examfx.com

Phone: (1) 800-586-2253

Fax: -
Address: 11161 Overbrook Road
Leawood, KS 66211

20

Financial Innovation Research Institute

 

Affiliated with Kyiv National Economic University, research and promotional activities

Ukraine

The Institute was established in accordance with Order of the Rector of Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University No. 420 of 21 May 2010 in accordance with Resolution of the Academic Council of the University of 27 April 2010.
The functions of this Institute include the research activities, for instance, in the following areas:
- Innovations in the financial science;
- Innovations in the financial practice;
- Financial methods of encouragement of innovative processes.

Email: -

Phone: +380 (44) 456-31-62

Fax: -

Address: 54/1 Prospect Peremogy 03057 Kyiv Ukraine

21

Financial Research Associates

 

Accounting consultancy services, business rating, research

United States

Founded over thirty years ago, FRA provides financial services including business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support. With strong experience in marital dissolution, it is often called upon to produce thorough, objective and sustainable reports and testimony for the legal and business communities. Qualified as national experts in the finance, accounting, and economics fields, its experts often lecture and write on valuation and related litigation issues.

Phone: +1 484-270-1240

Address: 10 North Presidential Blvd.
Suite 250
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, USA

22

Financial Research Center

 

 

Affiliated with Japanese FSA, Training and research

Japan

The Financial Research Center (alternatively called “the FSA Institute”) was launched in July 2001 for the purpose of effectively coordinating research at the Financial Services Agency (FSA) and training of FSA personnel.
The FSA Institute has been primarily engaged in the following activities since its creation:

    (1) Conducting research studies forming the theoretical basis of financial regulation and supervision;

    (2) Serving as a bridge between financial regulators and supervisors and academia, and holding study meetings, international conferences and other such events aimed at enhancing networks among staff of related government departments/agencies, experts in the private sector, and academics; and

    (3) Providing training courses for FSA personnel.

Email: equestion@fsa.go.jp

Phone: (+81)3-3506-6000

Fax: -

Address: The Central Common Government Offices No. 7
3-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8967 Japan

23

Nikkei Financial Technology Research Institute,Inc.

 

Information dissemination, publication and promotion, survey and research

Japan

NIKKEI FTRI was established in April 1999 as a subsidiary of R&I, the largest rating agent in Japan, specializing in providing risk management software and consulting services.
Currently, NIKKEI FTRI is a wholly owned company by Nikkei Inc., and has a good reputations in credit risk management societies within Japan with a number of clients including financial institutions, asset management companies, and government agencies.

Email: -

Phone: +81-3-6273-7743

Fax:-

Address: 10th Floor, TERRACE SQUARE, 3-22 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054, Japan

24

GDV

[German Insurance Association]

 

Research, analytics, statistics

 

Germany

The Berlin-based German Insurance Association (GDV) is the federation of private insurers in Germany. Its about 460 member companies offer comprehensive coverage and retirement provisions to private house-holds, trade, industry and public institutions, through almost 438 million insurance contracts.

Email: berlin@gdv.de

Phone: 030-2020-5000
Fax: 030-2020-6000
Address: Wilhelmstraße 43 / 43 G
10117 Berlin

25

General Insurance Association

 

Research, memebership

Singapore

The GIA is a trade association with the mission of making all aspects of general insurance such as motor, fire and personal accident insurance policies more accessible, transparent and user-friendly to the Singaporean public. It promotes the image and reputation of the general insurance industry in Singapore and fosters a conducive environment in which member companies can grow their business. The GIA currently represents 38 general insurance companies operating in Singapore.

Email: feedback@gia.org.sg

Phone: (+65)62218788

Fax: -

Address: 180 Cecil Street, #07-02,
Bangkok Bank Building,
Singapore 069546

26

General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ)

 

Publication and promotion, statistical analysis

Japan

The Marine and Fire Insurance Association of Japan was reestablished on April 1, 1946, by all the domestic general insurance companies. On May 1, 1948, it was reorganized as an incorporated body. On May 20, 2003, it changed its English name to the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ).The objective of the GIAJ is to promote sound development and maintain reliability of the general insurance business in Japan, and thus contribute to a secure and safe society.
To this end, the GIAJ now focuses on the following five pillars of activities:
(1) Enhancement of Communication with Consumers
(2) Improvement of the Quality of Business Processes and Customer Inter-relations
(3) Development of the Business Infrastructure, and Requests and Proposals
(4) Contribution to Safety and Security in Society and the Community
(5) Contribution to the Global Community

Email:kokusai@sonpo.or.jp

Phone: +81 3 3255-1439
Fax: +81 3 3255-1234
Address: 9, Kanda Awajicho 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101-8335, Japan

27

Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI)

 

Affiliated with Geneva University, research and doctoral program

 

Switzerland

The GFRI research is multidisciplinary and builds on synergies between the University of Geneva Faculties of Economy and Management, Law and Psychology and Educational Sciences. These collaborations have enabled GFRI to recently expand in two new research areas: neuro-finance and sustainable finance.The GFRI faculty is a very diversified international team of professors who are primarily dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research in top–finance journals, but they also engage in high level education in finance as well as in knowledge transfer activities such as conferences, seminars and public debates on a broad range of finance topics.

Email: Michael.Steinhauser@unige.ch

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 94 13

Fax: -
Address: Bd du Pont d’Arve 40
1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

28

German Association for Insurance

 

Research, academic consultation, membership

 

Germany

The association, founded in 1899, sees itself as a platform for science and practice. Its activities focus on the organization of scientific events and a science funding program, the publication of ZVersWiss and the maintenance of a specialist library.

Phone: +49 30 89737920

Address: Rheinstraße 45-46
12161 Berlin, Germany

29

Global Association of Risk Professionals

 

Membership, training, examination, certification services

 

United States

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit independent organization which is the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers. It has more than 150,000 members from 195 countries and territories. Its goal is to help create a culture of risk awareness within organizations, from entry level to board level. [1] Through its educational programs, in-person and online events, and worldwide chapters, GARP promotes best practices in risk management and supports professional and career development for risk managers. GARP focuses on these primary areas of concentration:
• Testing and Certification
• Education and Training
• Membership and Networking

Email: memberservices@garp.com

Phone: +1 201 719 7210
Fax: +1 201 222 5022
Address: 111 Town Square Place, Suite 1215
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

30

Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)

 

Representing all insurance associations in the world, promotional activity

 

Belgium

The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) was established on 9 October 2012. Its 40 member associations represent insurers that account for around 87% of total insurance premiums worldwide.
The GFIA is a non-profit association established to represent national and regional insurance associations that serve the general interests of life, health, general insurance and reinsurance companies and to make representations to national governments, international regulators and others on their behalf. The federation was established to increase industry effectiveness in providing input to international regulatory bodies and to contribute more effectively to the international dialogue on issues of common interest. GFIA positions are agreed by consensus in its general assembly, in which all members are represented.

Email: grant@gfiainsurance.org
Phone: +32 2 8943081

Fax: -

Address: c/o Insurance Europe
rue Montoyer 51
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

31

ICRIM (Institute of Certified Risk & Insurance Managers)

 

Research and trainig

India

The Institute of Certified Risk & Insurance Managers (ICRIM) was established in the year 2000 by The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India as a non-profit society with the objective of developing a new cadre of professionals in the area of risk and insurance management professionals through a comprehensive and contemporary body of knowledge and a rigorous education and certification program. The members of ICRIM are governed by a strong code of ethics and standards of professional practice.
All the students who successfully complete the 'MS (Insurance)' Program offered by the ICFAI University will be conferred the designation "Certified Risk & Insurance Manager" (in full) and "C-RIM" (in brief) by the Institute of Certified Risk and Insurance Managers (ICRIM) subject to fulfilling the conditions of membership in ICRIM. All students are required to become student members after the completion of intermediate level examinations.
ICRIM functions under the overall guidance of the Board of Governors, comprising leading insurance professionals, consultants, academicians, and corporate executives.

Email: info@icrimindia.org

Phone: + 91-040-23435368-74

Fax: + 91-040-23352521

Address: 52, Nagarjuna Hills
Punjagutta
Hyderabad - 500 082

32

IE Business School

 

 

Higher education, training, interdisciplinary studies

 

Spain

IE Business School is a graduate and undergraduate school of business located in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1973[2] under the name Instituto de Empresa and since 2009 is part of IE University. IE Business School runs BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, master's degree programs in finance and management, executive education programs, PhD and DBA programs.

Email: university@ie.edu

Phone: +34 91 568 96 00

Fax: -

Address: IE Business School,
Castellón de la Plana 8,
28006 Madrid- Spain

33

IEA (Insurance Educational Association)

 

Insurance education in all levels

 

United States

Founded in 1876, the Insurance Educational Association (IEA) has grown to become the leading not-for-profit provider of professional education in the western United States by pioneering professional development and continuing education programs.Today, IEA serves more than 5,000 students annually with more than 300 online instructor-led courses, classroom educational services, seminars and customized in-house programs serving the insurance, risk management, as well as the disability and absence management industry.

Email: info@ieatraining.com

Phone: (+1)(800) 655-4432

Fax: -

Address: 3611 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 180

Santa Ana, CA 92704

34

iNAYAH Islamic Finance Research Institute

Research, education, consultation

 

Malaysia

Established in 2009, iNAYAH Islamic Finance Research center provides training and business consulting services in Islamic finance.

Email: info@inayah.org

Phone: +60 3-4256-4002

Fax: +60 3-4252-4003

Address: Menara Great Eastern Building

303 Jalan Ampang Street

10th Floor, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 50450

35

Institute for Financial Literacy

 

Training, scholarship services, supporting financial causes, public education

 

United States

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. Founded in 2002, the Institute accomplishes its mission by working with organizations to incorporate financial education into their existing services.
As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, and administering financial certifications through Fincert.org®.

Email: RGordon@FinancialLit.org

Phone: (+1) (207) 873-0068

Fax: (+1) (207) 873-0118

Address: Institute for Financial Literacy

PO Box 1842

Portland, ME 04104

36

Institute of Insurance Economics

 

Affiliated with St. Galen University, research, training, consultation

Switzerland

The Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen is one of the best-known providers of executive education in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany and is an international research and education institute in the area of risk management and insurance. . It has two full professors with chairs in insurance and risk management (Martin Eling, Hato Schmeiser), two associate professors (Peter Maas, Walter Ackermann) and several other faculty both from academia and from the industry. Currently 21 PhD students are writing their PhD thesis at the Institute of Insurance Economics. The teaching portfolio of the Institute of Insurance Economics received several prices and grants for innovation in teaching.

Email: urmia@urmia.org

Phone: +41 (0) 71 224 21 11
Fax: +41 (0) 71 224 28 16

Address: I.VW-HSG

Tannenstrasse 19

9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland

37

Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance

 

Training, seminar, professional consultation services

UK

Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI) is registered charity (Charity number 1139098) and a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee registered under Company number 2981339) in England & Wales (United Kingdom). IIBI was previously the trading name of The Islamic Teachings Limited which was changed to the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance on 30 September 2009.
IIBI was the vision of the founder and chairman, late Mr Muazzam Ali and founded in London, a world-leading financial centre, with the sole aim of creating a wider base of knowledge and understanding of the Islamic financial system and helping in the exchange of information between the Islamic and other financial systems through continuing professional education, lectures, seminars training, conferences, research and publications.

Email: iibi@islamic-banking.com

Phone: +44 20 8991 8235

Fax: -

Address: Vanguard Business Centre,

Unit 9,Middlesex UB6 8AA,

United Kingdom.

38

Insurance Council of Australia

 

Representing Australian insurance industry

Australia

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is an organisation that represents Australia’s general insurance industry. The group claims that its members represent around 95% of total written premiums of private sector general insurers in Australia.
The members of the Insurance Council offer a wide range of products ­– catering to individuals, such as with home insurance and motor insurance, and businesses of all sizes, such as with professional indemnity, public liability, and directors & officers’ insurance.
According to its website, the Insurance Council of Australia was established on July 01, 1975, as a successor to the Fire Accident and Marine Underwriters Association, which dated back to 1867. The ICA aims to represent general insurance business conducted in Australia by companies licenced under the Insurance Act 1973.

Email: -

Phone: 02 9253 5100

Fax: -

Address: PO Box R1832
Royal Exchange
Sydney, NSW 1225

39

Insurance Europe

 

Representing insurance and reinsurance associations in Europe, formulating directives, promotional activities

 

Belgium

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 member bodies — the national insurance associations — Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs.
Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers pay out almost €1 100bn annually — or €2.9bn a day — in claims, directly employ over 900 000 people and invest nearly €10 200bn in the economy.

Email: info@insuranceeurope.eu

Phone: +32 28943000
Fax: +32 28943001
Address: Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels

40

Insurance Information Institute

 

Information dissimilation and promotional activities

United States

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is a U.S. industry association which exists "to improve public understanding of insurance – what it does and how it works." Founded in 1959, the organization is based in New York City. Since 1989 the I.I.I. has held 501(c)(6) tax-exempt status (defined as business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, and the like).
The I.I.I. web site provides information for consumers, the media, researchers and the general public on a wide range of topics, including automobile insurance, homeowner's insurance, life insurance, annuities, health insurance, long-term care insurance and disability insurance. The Web site also contains papers, presentations and factsheets that focus on financial results, disasters, climate change, and other key issues the insurance industry faces. In addition, a number of publications can be purchased via the I.I.I. store, including the Insurance Fact Book, the Financial Services Fact Book, Insuring Your Business, the Insurance Handbook and a wide variety of brochures, including "12 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs".

Email: info@iii.org

Phone: 212-346-5500

Fax: -

Address: 110 William Street

New York, NY 10038

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Insurance Institute of Canada

 

Research and training

Canada

The Insurance Institute of Canada is a professional, nonprofit organization for people in the Canadian insurance industry. Founded in 1899, the Institute is the umbrella organization for 19 provincial institutes and chapters across Canada. The Institute is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
The institute serves as a professional educator, examining body and publishing house. It develops and administers licensing exams, Membership is open to Canadian reinsurers, underwriters, brokers, independent adjusters, and other professionals in related financial services.
The Institute offers two formal designation programs for insurance professionals; the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP).
The Institute has over 39,000 members.[4] They can be students or graduates of the CIP or FCIP designation programs, or certificate programs.

Email: IICmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

Phone: 001- 416-362-8586

Fax: 001- 416-362-1126

Address: 18 King Street East

6th Floor

Toronto, ON, M5C 1C4

42

Insurance Institute of India

 

Training, examination, certification, CPD

 

India

 The Insurance Institute of India (Regd.) formerly known as Federation of Insurance Institutes (J.C. Setalvad Memorial) (Regd.) was established in the year 1955, for the purpose of promoting Insurance Education & Training in the country. The Institute is a professional body serving the cause of the Insurance Industry. The Institute conducts examinations at three levels: Licentiate, Associateship and Fellowship as also examinations – Certificate in Foundations of Casualty Actuarial Science (General Insurance) and Certificate in Insurance Salesmanship.
I.I.I. is the only professional insurance institute in India and is a chartered member in the Institute of Global Insurance Education (IGIE). (www.igie.org).

Email: -

Phone: +91 22-265442

Fax:-

Address: C-46,G-Block, Near US Consulate, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai – 400051

43

Insurance Institute of South Africa

 

Training, membership activities

South Africa

The IISA is a registered non-profit organisation established in 1966 by the industry to advance the insurance sector in South Africa and beyond. The primary responsibility of the institute to its members and the industry in general, is to promote the advancement of knowledge and skills, the maintenance of the highest level of standards and ethics as well as the professional development within the insurance industry.
As the premier knowledge and standards hub for insurance industry professionals in South Africa, IISA maintains close links with local and international organisations with a similar mandate to ensure that the membership and other affiliates keep abreast of the latest developments in the sector from around the world.

Email: communications@iisa.co.za

Phone: +27 (0)11 341 9480

Fax: -

Address: Ground Floor, Block B, Investment Place

10th Road Off 2nd Road, Hyde Park

Sandton, 2196

44

Insurance Institute of Switzerland

 

Training

Switzerland

he Insurance Institute of Switzerland (IIS) was as a nonprofit organization in March 2000 with the objective to provide training and education in Insurance and Risk Management. The IIS has relations towards the Broker-, the Insurance-, the Reinsurance and the Production/Trade Industry in Switzerland.

Email: info@insurance-institute.ch

Phone: +41 (0)43 817 67 67
Fax:  +41 (0)43 817 67 68
ddress: Häringstrasse 20

8001 Zürich, Switzerland

45

Insurance Library Association of Boston

 

Technical information dissimilation, publication

 

United States

Founded in 1887, the Insurance Library Association of Boston is the leading resource for and provider of literature, information services, and quality professional education for the insurance industry and related interests.
Its collection and services are available at no charge to consumers, including students.
The association receives no public funds, and depends upon those in the insurance community and related fields to support us through memberships so that our doors can remain open to all.

Email: mstefanow@insurancelibrary.org
Phone: (+1) (617) 227-2087
Fax: (+1) (617) 723-8524

Address: 156 State Street
Boston, MA  02109

46

Central Insurance of I. R. Iran

(Supervisory and Regulatory Authority)

Supervisory and regulatory activities

Iran

Bimeh Markazi Iran/Central Insurance of IR Iran was founded in 1350/1971 by the Act of Majlis for the purpose of regulating, expanding, and guiding insurance operations and companies,protecting the insured and their beneficiaries, as well as ensuring governmental supervision of such operations in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Email: secretariat@centinsur.ir

Phone: + 98 21 24551000

Fax: + 98 21 22054099

Address: 2, Maryam St.,

Africa Ave. 1967864111,

Tehran, Iran

47

Insurance Research Center

Affiliated with Central Insurance of Iran, research, training, publication

 

Iran

On May 18, 2004, the establishment of IRC was officially conceded by the Higher Education Development Council of The Ministry of Science and Technology and initially three research groups were developed in the following areas: Property and Liability Insurance, Personal Insurance, and General Studies in Insurance. The first draft of the IRC statute passed on February 6, 2004 by the Higher Education Development Council was practically in effect on March 11, 2004 by Central Insurance of I.R. Iran (Insurance Supervisory and Regulatory Authority).
The main activities of the Insurance Research Center can be classified into five sets: “research plans”, “training”, “dissertation projects”, “publication of books”, and “journals”. The strategic guideline of IRC mandates its research body to tailor the technical knowledge of insurance, risk and actuary to meet the scientific needs and to solve the problems of the insurance industry through conducting thorough studies and training.

Email: intinfo@irc.ac.ir

Phone: +98-21-22084084

Fax:+98-21-22081088

Address: 43, West Sarv Ave., Kaj Sq.,

Saadat Abad, Tehran,Iran

48

Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)

 

Nanyang Business School, research

 

Singapore

The Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC), which is part of Nanyang Business School, sponsors and directs primary research on insurance and insurance related risk research in the Asia Pacific. Through research, industry collaborations and seminars it aims to provide a critical foundation to create knowledge and support the growing role of the insurance industry in the economic development of the region.
Founded in March 2011, in partnership with global reinsurer SCOR, the IRFRC has organized seven annual conferences.
The IRFRC is currently conducting a Cyber Risk Management Project (CyRiM), in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore, and leading global insurance companies Aon, Lloyd’s, MSIG, SCOR, and TransRe. Research partners also include Verizon and the Geneva Association.

Email: vdesouza@ntu.edu.sg

Phone: +65 6790 5675

Fax: -

Address: Nanyang Technological University

50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

49

International Association for The Study of Insurance Economics (Geneva Association)

 

Research, studies, publication, promotional activities

Switzerland

The Geneva Association was founded in 1973 as the International Association for the Study of insurance Economics, under the initiative of a committee that met for the first time on 22 September 1973 in Paris.
The Geneva Association is a non-profit organisation with offices in Zurich. It is funded by its members, comprising a statutory maximum of 90 insurance and reinsurance CEOs, and governed through the activities of its Board of Directors.
It is dedicated to making an original contribution to the progress of insurance through promoting studies of the interdependence between economics and insurance, to highlight the importance of risk and insurance economics as part of the modern general economic theory, to detect and define special aims for research programmes in risk and insurance economics, to stimulate and support academic and professional research work in risk and insurance economics throughout the world, and to diffuse knowledge and the results of research in risk and insurance economics worldwide. The Geneva Association has been the founding institution of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE) one of worldwide now three regional organisations that organise (mostly) academic experts in the fields of risk and insurance economics. The Geneva Association is furthermore the catalytical non-academic organisation for the arrangement of the first world congress for risk and insurance economists which was jointly organised by ARIA, APRIA, EGRIE and the Geneva Association in 2005 in Salt Lake City.

Email: secretariat@genevaassociation.org

Phone: +41 44 200 49 00

Fax: +41 44 200 49 99

Address: Route de Malagnou 53, CH-1208 Geneva

50

International Association of Insurance Professionals

 

International membership, educational and academic services

United States

International Association of Insurance Professionals operates as a non profit organization. The Organization represents the insurance management industry. IAIP provides education resources, training programs, conventions and meetings, and membership services.

Phone: 800 766-6249 · 404 789-3153

Fax: 404 240-0998

Address: 3525 Piedmont Road, Building 5, Suite 300Atlanta, Georgia 30305

51

International Association of Insurance Supervisors

 

Supporting members through publication, regulation

 

Switzerland

Established in 1994, the IAIS is a voluntary membership organization of insurance supervisors and regulators from more than 200 jurisdictions, constituting 97% of the world's insurance premiums. It is the international standard-setting body responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation of principles, standards and other supporting material for the supervision of the insurance sector. The IAIS mission is to promote effective and globally consistent supervision of the insurance industry in order to develop and maintain fair, safe and stable insurance markets for the benefit and protection of policyholders and to contribute to global financial stability.

Email: -

Phone: +41 61 280 8090
Fax: +41 61 280 9151

Address: c/o Bank for International Settlements
CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

52

International Institute of Public Finance

 

Supporting members, training, research

 

Germany

Founded in Paris in 1937, The International Institute of Public Finance, or IIPF, is a global organization of economists specializing in public finance.

Email:  info@iipf.org

Phone: 0049-(0)89-9224-1281

Fax: 0049-(0)89-907795-2281

Address: International Institute of Public Finance e.V.
P.O. Box 86 04 46 – 81631 Munich, Poschingerstr. 5 – 81679 Munich, Germany

53

International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)

 

Promotional activities, research, scholarship, grants, seminar

 

Malaysia

International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) established on 26 March 2008 by the Central Bank Malaysia (BNM) as an Islamic finance research institution, focusing on Shariah related issues with the goal of being a premier research centre.
ISRA as a repository of knowledge for Shari’ah views (fatwas) and undertakes studies on contemporary issues, especially those relating to Shari’ah, in the Islamic finance industry. ISRA also contributes towards strengthening human capital development in Shari’ah expertise relevant to Islamic finance and provides a platform for greater engagement amongst practitioners, scholars, regulators and academics via research and dialogue, in both the domestic and international arenas.

Email: info@isra.my

Phone: +603-7651 4200 
Fax: +603-7651 4242

Address: Lorong Universiti A, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

54

Iran Insurers Syndicate

Membership, promotional activities, acting as a union for the insurance companies

 

Iran

Iran Insurers Syndicate was founded in 1937. Consequently in 1963, its statute was prepared with the purpose of supporting and protecting the righteous demands of the Iranian insurance companies and establishing cooperation, coordination, development, and generalization of insurance in Iran. Later on, it was approved by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1963.
On 07/04/2019, the High Insurance Council of Iran approved the latest amendments of the statute of the Syndicate inclusive of 38 sections and 13 subsections. According to this statute, the Iranian Insurers Syndicate is a professional and a non-profit trade union.

Email:

Phone: +98-21-22269729-3

Fax: +98-21-22269729-3

Address: 6, 2nd Floor, 2nd Alley,

North Naft St., Mirdamad St.,

1918973451,

Tehran, Iran

55

IRMI (International Risk Management Institute)

 

Research and academic publication

United States

IRMI, was founded in 1978 primarily to educate risk managers, insurance agents/brokers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals by conducting seminars. In conjunction with these programs, risk and insurance publications were developed to provide what we felt was much-needed information in an evolving industry. So popular were these publications that, by the mid-1980s, publishing had become our primary focus.IRMI publishes the most comprehensive (and, we think, practical) risk and insurance library of any publisher. No longer in print form, the IRMI KnowledgeBase has expanded to more than 75,000 pages and is available online through our own platform, IRMI Online, and as part of Vertafore’s ReferenceConnect service (formerly SilverPlume). IRMI also publishes an extensive library of free articles, white papers, a glossary, and other content on IRMI.com, one of the most visited websites for risk professionals. With more than 6 million visitors each year (and that number is growing steadily), IRMI.com has broad appeal, providing content on a wide range of topics. IRMI also offers a number of free email newsletters that serve as companions to both our free content and our subscription-based reference services.

Email: -

Phone: 972.960.7693
Fax: 972.371.5120

Address: 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1450
Dallas, TX 75251-2276

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Korea Insurance Research Institute

 

Research, statistics, training

 

South Korea

KIRI was established in 1995 to develop the insurance industry and the Korean economy. As a non-profit research institute, KIRI does extensive researches on advanced insurance systems that are consistent with global standards in order to cope with rapid changes in the insurance and finance industry.

Email: yongsik.jeon@kiri.or.kr

Phone: 0082-2-3775-9000

Fax: 0082-2-3775-9100

Address: Bldg. 35, Yoido-Dong,

Youngdeungpo-Gu,

Seul, 150-606, Korea

57

Laboratory for Financial Engineering

 

Affiliated with MIT, promotional, supporting research

 

United States

The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) is a research center created as a partnership between academia and industry, designed to support and promote research in financial engineering and computational finance.
The principal focus of the LFE is the quantitative analysis of financial markets using mathematical, statistical, and computational models and methods. The goal of LFE is not only to spur academic advances in financial engineering, but also to reach out to students, industry professionals, regulators, and policymakers to support their applications of financial technology in practical settings.
LFE research projects fall into five distinct subject areas:
- Asset Market Dynamics
- Fintech and AI
- Foundations of Financial Behavior and Adaptive Markets
- Healthcare Finance
- Risk Management

Email: lfe@mit.edu

Phone: (+1) 617-258-5727

Fax: -

Address: MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering
One Broadway, E70-800
Cambridge, MA 02142

58

Life Insurance Association of Japan (LIAJ)

 

Representing life insurance companies in Japan

Japan

The Life Insurance Association of Japan (LIAJ) started as an incorporated association with formal sanction by the authorities concerned on 7 December 1908. Since then, the Association has continued to make efforts for the sound development of the life insurance industry.

Email: kokusai@seiho.or.jp

Phone: +81-3-3286-2652

Fax: +81-3-3286-2630

Address: 3rd floor, Shin-Kokusai Building, 4-1 Marunouchi 3-Chome, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

100-0005, Japan

59

Malaysian Insurance Institute

 

Training, examination center

Malaysia

Founded in 1968 as a non-profit organisation, The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) is the leading professional body and education institution for the Malaysian insurance industry. MII provides internationally recognised qualifications in insurance, risk management and financial planning. It is highly respected as a regional centre that offers an extensive range of quality education programmes and training courses for professionals in the insurance and financial services industry. MII commitment to providing relevant, high quality professional qualifications and training offerings is underpinned by its role in partnering the industry and its members in the pursuit of professional excellence and business success.

Email: customercare@mii.org.my

Phone : +603 2087 8882
Fax : +603 2093 7885

Address: No 5 Jalan Sri Semantan 1
Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur

60

Moody’s

 

Rating, analytics, research, publication

United States

Moody's Corporation, often referred to as Moody's, is an American business and financial services company. It is the holding company for Moody's Investors Service (MIS), an American credit rating agency, and Moody's Analytics (MA), an American provider of financial analysis software and services.
Moody's was founded by John Moody in 1909 to produce manuals of statistics related to stocks and bonds and bond ratings. Moody's was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet in 1962. In 2000, Dun & Bradstreet spun off Moody's Corporation as a separate company that was listed on the NYSE under MCO. In 2007, Moody's Corporation was split into two operating divisions, Moody's Investors Service, the rating agency, and Moody's Analytics, with all of its other products.

Email: RatingsDesk@moodys.com

Phone:

New York +1-212-553-0377

London +44-20-7772-5566

Hong Kong +852-3551-3077

Tokyo +81-3-5408-4100

Sydney +61-2-9270-8100

Singapore +65-6398-8308

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NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners)

 

Training, seminar, research

United States

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.
The NAIC holds three national meetings a year, in the spring, summer, and fall throughout the United States. Members of state insurance departments, NAIC staff, and insurance industry representatives gather to learn about new, upcoming NAIC initiatives on emerging topics in the field of insurance regulation. During the meeting, committees, task forces, and working groups gather to discuss and review drafts of new and revised model laws, guidelines, and white papers. All amendments and committee actions are recorded in a memorandum and made available on the NAIC website.
Following every national meeting, the official Proceedings of the NAIC is published. The Proceedings serve as the permanent record of all NAIC actions, including model laws and regulations, as well as committee and task force minutes and reports. The current and some archival issues of the Proceedings are publicly available for download in PDF format on the NAIC Publications department website.

 

Email: education@naic.org

Phone: +1 (816) 842-3600
Fax: +1 (816) 783-8175

Address: 1100 Walnut Street,
Suite 1500, Kansas City, MO 64106-2197

62

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

 

Training, academic and publication services

 

United States

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) represents independent insurance agents in all the American 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. They operate cutting-edge agencies and treat their customers like neighbors, providing personal support and service. That's why PIA has adopted the tagline Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM.
PIA was founded with objectives that are as relevant today as they were back in 1931:
- Educate agency owners and staff about insurance concepts;
- Keep agents informed about changing company offerings;
- Allow agents to assist one another in proper underwriting of their business;
- Increase cooperation between carriers and agents;
- Encourage uniform policy writing and assist in proper form completion;
- Advocate for agents in legislative matters;
- Foster acquaintanceship among agents so they could support one another;
- Protect the American Agency System

Email: web@pianet.org

Phone: (+1) (703) 836-9340
Fax: (+1) (703) 836-1279

Address: 400 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

63

National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Officers, Ltd.

 

Professional training, academic services

 

United States

Poised to leverage the legacies of two storied organizations, WSIA continues to provide members with world-class networking opportunities, regulatory and legislative advocacy and education and career development programs, and today  has more than 735 member firms from 1,700 offices.
WSIA and its members undertake each of these initiatives with the goal of continuing to strengthen the surplus lines industry.  WSIA members are committed to the wholesale distribution system and know that its ability to respond with speed, skill and agility fills an important need in the insurance marketplace.

Email: info@napslo.org

Phone: (+1) 816.741.3910

Fax: -

Address: 200 NE 54th St.
Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64118

64

Nomura Research Institute Financial Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

 

Affiliated with Nomura Research Ins., Research, consultation services, software

 

Japan

Nomura Research Institute Financial Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (NRI FT India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nomura Research Institute (NRI). Its technical excellence and delivery dependability track record has been serving global capital markets clients with mission-critical solutions for over a decade.
At NRI FT India, the mission is to meet the long term commitment to serve the global capital markets with modern technology and quality services.
NRI FT India’s service capabilities include:
- Enterprise Software Development
- Domain Consulting for Capital Market Solutions
- Specialized Technology Consulting
- Testing, Information Security Consulting
- Data Management

Email: info@nri.com

Phone:-

Fax: -

Address: Otemachi Financial City

Grand Cube, 1-9-2

Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,

Tokyo, Japan 100-0004

65

Office of Financial Research

 

Stability watch, research, standards studies

 

United States

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) helps to promote financial stability by looking across the financial system to measure and analyze risks, perform essential research, and collect and standardize financial data.
Its job is to shine a light in the dark corners of the financial system to see where risks are going, assess how much of a threat they might pose, and provide policymakers with financial analysis, information, and evaluation of policy tools to mitigate them.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established the OFR principally to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies.

Email: OFRGovernmentAffairs@ofr.treasury.gov

Phone: -

Fax: -

Address: U.S. Department of the Treasury
717 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220

66

Oman Insurance Association

 

Representing Oman insurance companies, regulating

 

Oman

Oman Insurance Company (P.S.C.) (Arabic: شركة عُمان للتأمين ش.م.ع) is an insurance company in the UAE established in 1975 and is majority owned by Mashreq Bank, one of the UAE's leading financial institutions. Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair is the chairman and Jean-Louis Laurent Josi is the CEO.
Oman Insurance Company provides a range of insurance solutions for individuals and corporate clients in Life, Medical, and General insurance (Motor, Property, Engineering, Energy, Marine Hull, Marine Cargo, Liability, Aviation and Space). The company also offers worldwide Reinsurance capacity across lines of business.
OIC has operations across most Emirates in the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Oman, Qatar and a subsidiary in Turkey (Dubai Starr Sigorta). OIC has over 750 employees.
OIC uses 12 branches, a call center, an exclusive network of agents, international and local brokers, tenders and bancassurance.

Email: -

Phone: 020123456

Fax:020123456

Address: PO Box 668, Al Hamriyah
Postal Code 131
Sultanate of Oman

67

Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance

 

Oxford University- based research center

UK

The Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Oxford, England. The Institute was co-founded in June 2007 with Man Group plc. It brings together faculty, post-docs and students throughout the University interested in research into the quantitative finance applications of machine learning and data analytics. Departments of the University currently represented in the membership of the Institute include the Computing Lab, Economics, Engineering Science, the Mathematics Institute, Said Business School and Statistics.

Email: adminteam@oxford-man.ox.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1865 616600

Fax: +44 (0)1865 616601

Address:
Eagle House
Walton Well Road
Oxford
OX2 6ED

68

Pakistan Insurance Institute

 

Training CII courses, certification, online education

 

Pakistan

To promote educational and knowledge sharing activities in the field of insurance, the Pakistan Insurance Institute (PII) was set up in 1951 by the insurance fraternity of Pakistan.

In 1953, PII was affiliated with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), London and commenced conducting Associateship and Fellowship examination of the CII.

In 1971, PII was incorporated as a registered company

The mission of PII is:

- To set standards of professional excellence by:

Designing and implementing effective HR development programmes for the insurance industry

- Broadening the membership of the Institute

The objectives of PII are:

- Be the primary organization for imparting insurance education in the country and a credible source for developing insurance professionals to address the manpower requirements at various levels within insurance and related industries
- Be a seat of higher learning in the discipline of insurance, duly recognized by HEC and other renowned international insurance institutes.
- Become a credible forum for exchange of views among professionals both within and outside Pakistan

Email: customer.service@pii.com.pk

Phone: +92- 21-35611063-64
Fax: +92- 21-35610020

Address: 30-B, Lalazar Drive, M. T. Khan Road Karachi, Pakistan

69

Polish Insurance Association

 

Representing Polish insurance market

 

Poland

he Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU) is a local trade organization representing all insurance companies operating in Poland. The main tasks of the PIU are to support the legislature in  establishing law.  The Chamber also leads activities to increase public awareness of insurance and to pursue a multilateral dialogue on the development of the insurance sector in our country.
The Polish Chamber of Insurance was established in 1990.
The mission of PIU is:
- Taking care of high quality and image of the Polish insurance market The Polish Insurance Association, as a representative of insurers,
- Makes every effort to protect and improve the conditions of their functioning.

The objectives of PIU include:
- Building a strong insurance community
- Supporting the development of a rational system of law governing insurance services in Poland
- Activity in the framework of international insurance structures
- Exchange of information and integration of insurance environment
- Cooperation with the financial supervision and insurance institutions
- Building the prestige and confidence in insurance services in Poland
- Education on insurance

Email: office@piu.org.pl
Phone: +48 22 42 05 105

Fax: +48 22 420 51 87

Address: Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń

ul. Twarda 18

00-105 Warszawa

70

Professional Insurance Institute

 

Membership activities, training, seminar, certification

 

Iran

http://www.pii.ir

Email: info@pii.ir

Phone: 09102275843

Fax: -

Address: 220 West Samadian

District 4, Tehran

71

Public Risk Management Association

 

Research services

United States

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. PRIMA’s membership is made up of more than 1200 entities.
PRIMA’s members coordinate risk management, purchase insurance, manage human resources, administrate safety and environmental programs, manage labor issues, handle parks and recreation programs and much more. They adhere to a strict code of ethics, a standard of professional conduct as it applies to member work-related activities.

Email: info@primacentral.org

Phone: +1 703.528.7701

Fax: +1 703.739.0200

Address: 700 S. Washington St.
Suite 218
Alexandria, VA 22314

72

RIMS (The Risk Management Society)

 

Training, information data center, seminar

 

United States

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a professional association dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. It was founded in 1950, and is headquartered in Manhattan. It publishes the industry-focused Risk Management magazine.
RIMS represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and governmental entities. The Society serves more than 10,000 risk management professionals around the world.[3][4] There are 79 chapters across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australasia and New Zealand.
The RIMS Risk Maturity Model is an online assessment tool for enterprise risk management (ERM). Developed in 2006, it has been recognized as a best practice framework by several National Organizations. Over 2,000 corporates and organizations have baselined their ERM maturity with the RIMS Risk Maturity Model.
Given appropriate experience and educational background, RIMS offers the certification RIMS-CRMP (RIMS Certified Risk Management Professional) and the professional designations CRM (Canadian Risk Management) and RF (RIMS Fellow); various intermediate designations are available via certification exams.

Email: -

Phone: (+1)(212) 286-9292

Fax: -

Address: 1065 Avenue of the Americas,

13th floor, New York, NY 10018

73

Society of Actuaries

 

Supporting members, training, research, grants, prizes

 

Hong Kong

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is a global professional organization for actuaries. It was founded in 1949 as the merger of two major actuarial organizations in the United States: the Actuarial Society of America and the American Institute of Actuaries. It is a full member organization of the International Actuarial Association.
Through education and research, the SOA advances actuaries as leaders in measuring and managing risk to improve financial outcomes for individuals, organizations, and the public. The SOA’s vision is for actuaries to be highly sought-after professionals who develop and communicate solutions for complex financial issues. The SOA provides primary and continuing education for students and practicing actuaries, maintains high professional standards for actuaries, and conducts research on actuarial trends and public policy issues.
A global organization, the SOA represents actuaries from all major areas of practice, including life and health insurance, retirement and pensions, investment and finance, enterprise risk management, and general insurance (property and casualty) insurance. The Casualty Actuarial Society also represents actuaries working with property and casualty.
The SOA, along with its public relations firm Golin, won the PR Week Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year award for 2008. The award was given for the SOA's efforts to revitalize the actuarial profession's brand in the U.S., including the slogan "Risk is Opportunity."

Email: asiacustomerservice@soa.org

Phone: +86-10-6580-0686

Address: 475 North Martingale Rd., Suite 600, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

74

Society of Insurance Research

 

Supporting members, research and academic services

 

United States

The Society of Insurance Research was founded in 1970 to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas in all areas of insurance research. It has expanded to marketing and planning, as well as research. The Society includes representation from many different organizations; insurance and non-insurance companies, government agencies, institutions of higher education, and trade associations. The individual Members come from equally divergent areas such as actuarial, agency, claims, consumer relations, corporate planning, education, financial planning, government relations, management consulting, information services, marketing and sales, modeling, operations, product development and analysis, reinsurance, risk management, statistical research and underwriting. Providing regular and valuable communications between these individuals and organizations is a major purpose of the Society.
The activities of SIR are intended to provide opportunities to discuss current issues with fellow researchers and planners. These activities include an Annual Conference each fall and a Research Workshop each spring. Meeting sites are located throughout the United States. Our Annual Conference has educational breakouts for the following: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Life & Health, Cx/Consumer Insights, Research Function/CI, and Data/Innovation.

Email:info@sirnet.org

Phone:(+1) (952) 928-4641

Fax: -

Address: 4248 Park Glen Road

Minneapolis, MN 55416

75

South African Institute of Financial Markets

 

Training, examination, supporting research

 

South Africa

The South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) is a voluntary association registered as an NPO established to promote professionalism and integrity among members and the financial markets as a whole and is registered as a professional body in terms of the National Qualifications Act.

SAIFM offers the following services to members and other financial market participants:
• Setting the curriculum standards for its examinations
• Offering prescribed licensing examinations for the financial markets
• Monitoring members’ continued professional development
• Offering training workshops on select topics
• Vacancy alerts for positions in the financial markets to enable employers in
the markets to reach practitioners
• Holding an annual regulatory summit to highlight practitioners’ regulatory
responsibilities
• Enforcing the provisions of SAIFM’s Code of Conduct
• Offering two online journals to serve as platforms where members can
contribute, read and debate matters relevant to practitioners’ professional
roles
• Participating in regulatory discussions that may impact our members

Email:

hayley@saifm.co.za

susan@saifm.co.za

Phone: +27- 11 802 4768
Fax: +27- 11 802 3476

Address: Postnet suite 673, Private Bag X 29, Gallo Manor, 2052

South Africa

76

Swiss Re Institute

 

Research, data center, analytics

 

Switzerland

The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) is an important differentiating component of Swiss Re’sstrategy.
Goals of the Swiss Re Institute:
• Leverage and steer R&D activities across Swiss Re’sorganisation
• Deploy knowledge to concrete client opportunities
• Position Swiss Re as a thought leader
• Serve as an access point for clients, external partners, and other stakeholders
•Collect and curate a wide array of data

Email: Global_Dialogue@swissre.com

Phone: +41 43 285 8100
Fax: +41 43 285 8101

Address: Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland

77

The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF)

 

Supporting members, training and research

 

Canada

Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) is the leading voice and informed choice for senior financial executives across the country. With 12 chapters and 1,600+ members, our association provides professional development, networking opportunities, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership consists of senior level financial executives spanning various industries, functions and disciplines and represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations.
Career and professional development through our online communities, chapters in major centres across the country, thought leadership committees, and research foundation, we provide:
- Peer networking with senior financial executives
- High-demand conferences, seminars and executive education programs
- Access to valuable information, including research studies, publications and teleconferences
- Access to online tools, including presentations, models and e-newsletters
- Advocacy to legislators/regulators at a federal, provincial and municipal level
- Transition services
FEI Canada is the best resource to support financial executives across Canada manage change, build relationships, and stay up-to-date on relevant information in an ever-changing marketplace.

Email: info@globalriskinstitute.com

Phone: (+1) (416) 366-3007

Fax: -

Address: 116 Simcoe Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E2

78

The CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of International Finance (CLIIF)

 

Affiliated with China Europe International Business School, Research, consultation, and training services

 

China

The CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of International Finance (CLIIF) was initiated by the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and the Shanghai Lujiazui (Group) Co., Ltd. in October 2007. The purpose of CLIIF is to carry out social influence research and facilitate the transformation of Shanghai into an international financial centre, for China's macro-economic control and financial stability. Based in Shanghai, an emerging financial hub, CLIIF shall serve as an open and international platform for academic exchange while focusing on studying the opportunities and path to the financial opening up and development of the service industry under the Belt and Road Initiative, while focusing on new financial developments such as an inclusive financial system, financial science and technology, etc. CLIIF is committed to providing first-class research, consulting and training services to financial institutions, financial regulation agencies, financial investors and consumers, as it fulfils its role as an influential think tank for the development of Shanghai as an international financial centre and promotes a "going-out strategy" for China's financial institutions and enterprises.

Email: generalenquiries@ceibs.edu

Phone: +86-21-2890 5890

Fax: +86-21-2890 5678

Address: 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201206, P.R.C.

79

The CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance

 

Interdisciplinary research institute to find solutions and research in relevant fields

 

UK

The CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance was established in 2014 through a partnership between Imperial College's Mathematical Finance Group and Capital Fund Management (CFM), with the objective of promoting interdisciplinary research focusing on understanding  financial market complexity and  quantitative modelling and management of financial risks.
The Institute strives to achieve its goals through:
- collaborative research activities  involving academics and practitioners
- the organization of high profile scientific events, at the interface of theory and practice, in view of disseminating research results to risk managers and regulators
- dedicated funding for PhD studentships on topics related to the quantitative modeling of financial risks
- partnership with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in "Mathematics of Complex Systems", operated by Oxford University and Imperial College
- opportunities for young researchers to join the Institute’s research through the  CFM-Imperial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
- opportunities for distinguished international scholars to visit Imperial College and interact with Institute members and students through the CFM-Imperial Distinguished Lectures Programme

Email:-

Phone: +44 (0)20 7589 5111

Fax:

Address:
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, UK

80

The China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR)

 

Supported by the government and Peking University, research and training services

China

Peking University China Educational Finance Research Institute (Chinese abbreviation "Peking University Finance Institute", English abbreviation CIEFR-China Institute for Educational Finance Research) was jointly established by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and Peking University on October 27, 2005. An academic institution dedicated to education finance research.
The establishment of the Institute of Finance of Peking University is a useful exploration of the cooperation between the central government and famous universities to try to innovate scientific research systems and mechanisms. It mainly undertakes major projects commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and other government departments, and organizes a large number of cutting-edge and rigorous empirical studies to serve the formulation of my country's education fiscal policy.
The development goal of the Institute of Finance of Peking University is to strive to become the most important think tank and capacity building base in the field of China’s education finance. It takes the promotion of China’s education finance reform and even public finance reform as its own responsibility, focusing on the combination of theory and practice, closely integrating national conditions, and serving Provide reference for major decisions made by local governments at all levels; organize and promote effective exchanges and dialogues among researchers, policy makers, and various educational stakeholders, and improve the overall level of domestic research in the field of education finance.

Phone: +86- 10-6275-3138

Fax: +86-10-6275-6183
Address: 4/F Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, P.R China

81

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

 

Supporting members with academic services

 

United States

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers has a long history rich in tradition. The backbone of The Council was established in 1913, when the National Association of Casualty & Surety Agents formed and held its first convention in Cincinnati to discuss state regulation. The association, which later became The Council following a name change in October 1993, held its first formal meeting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia in 1914. With the exception of a few years in the 1920’s and during World War II, industry leaders have been meeting in a unique setting on an annual basis ever since.
The annual Insurance Leadership Forum was a place where leading agents, brokers and companies came together in a powerful setting to discuss issues that had an impact on the industry and consider what it would take to protect commercial enterprise from risks. In time, the meeting took on a life of its own and the aura surrounding it remains to this day.
In recent years, The Council has become the leading advocate for commercial insurance brokers on both property/casualty and employee benefits issues. The Council keeps brokers’ interests at center stage as legislation is proposed on Capitol Hill, as policies are developed at the White House and as federal agencies address important industry issues in the regulatory process.
Today, The Council is home to 200 of the top commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerages worldwide. Council members are market leaders who annually place 85 percent of U.S. commercial property/casualty insurance premiums and administer billions of dollars in employee benefits accounts. With expansive international reach, The Council fosters industry-wide relationships around the globe by engaging lawmakers, regulators and stakeholders to promote the interests of its members and the valuable role they play in the mitigation of risk for their clients.

Email: ciab@ciab.com

Phone: (+1) 202 783 4400

Fax: (+1) 202 783 4410

Address: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20004

82

The Financial Intermediation Research Society

 

Promotion, support, development

 

United States

The Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) is a global society of research scholars dedicated to the purpose of stimulating, promoting, and disseminating research on topics relating to financial intermediation. FIRS organizes annual conferences where scholarly research studies on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and investments are presented and discussed.
The main goal of the society is to provide a worldwide forum for those interested in financial intermediation and related topics. FIRS enables members to have ready access to each other’s research and to communicate and coordinate more efficiently on a variety of academic and public policy issues. FIRS hopes to bridge the gaps that exist in the flow of ideas across the different continents. It encourages bringing scholars in emerging markets into the mainstream of financial research.

Email: paolo_fulghieri@unc.edu

Phone: (+1) (919) 962-3202

Fax: -

Address: Finance Department

University of North Carolina

Kenan-Flager Business School

4109 McColl Building

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

83

The Financial Research Institute (FRI)

 

Affiliated with University of Missouri (Colombia), research

 

United States

The Financial Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1988 within the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri to promote education, research and service across various areas of finance. Today the FRI, through its public utility division, provides a neutral environment for stakeholders in the regulated public utility industry to come together to examine, understand, and debate current issues relating to public utility policy.The most visible program is the annual Symposium. This is a unique event where the content and speakers are brought together with the cooperation of commissioners, industry, and consumer advocates – resulting in a timely topic that is relevant and equally represented amongst public utility policy stakeholders. Approximately 200 utility executives, regulators and staff, and consumer advocates attend the Symposium which is held at University of Missouri.

Email: mizzoubiz@missouri.edu

Phone: (+1) (573) 882-9348

Fax: -

Address: 404 Cornell Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

USA

84

The Financial Stability Institute (FSI)

 

Founded by Bank for International Settlements and

Basel Committee on Banking Supervisio, setting standards, regulation, seminar

Switzerland

Established in 1930, the BIS is owned by 62 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City.
It pursues its mission by:
- fostering discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks
- supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability
- carrying out research and policy analysis on issues of relevance for monetary and financial stability
- acting as a prime counterparty for central banks in their financial transactions
- serving as an agent or trustee in connection with international financial operations
As part of our work in the area of monetary and financial stability, we regularly publish related analyses and international banking and financial statistics that underpin policymaking, academic research and public debate.

Email: fsi@bis.org

Phone: +41 61 280 99 89

Fax: +41 61 280 91 00

Address: Financial Stability Institute
Bank for International Settlements
CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

85

The General Insurance Institute of Japan

 

 

Non-life insurance research and training

 

Japan

The General Insurance Institute of Japan is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation authorized by the Prime Minister. It was established on the 24th November 1933 and has been engaged in the following undertakings, with the objective of contributing to the development of the national economy by promoting the theoretical study of non-life insurance, the harmonization of its theory and practice, and by the continuing education of its experts:
- Research and collection of materials concerning non-life insurance and its related business.
- Lectures, library maintenance and publications on non-life insurance and its related business.
- Contribution to activities that are aimed at improving and developing non-life insurance and its related business.
- Education and training concerning non-life insurance and its related business.
- All other undertakings considered necessary to achieve the objective of the Institute.

Email: -

Phone : (+81) 3 3255-5511

Fax : (+81) 3 3255-1449

Address: Sonpo-Kaikan Building, 9,

Kanda Awajicho 2-Chome,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8335

86

The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI)

 

Research and training

 

Canada

The GRI was founded in 2011 as a result of an idea conceived by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Jim Flaherty, former Canadian Minister of Finance. There were sixteen founding financial institutions, with the Governments of Canada, Ontario, TD Bank Group and Manulife Financial acting as the core architects.
Through engagement activities with its members, it builds integrated risk management capacity for private and public sector risk professionals. It also acts as a hub, stimulating evidence-based debate between regulators, practitioners and academics engaged in risk.
It is a member services organization, currently working with 34 member institutions.
Its objectives are to:
- Improve risk management in the financial services sector
- Deepen and broaden our collective understanding of financial risk through research, education, and training
- Develop practical strategies for our members to better manage risk and return

Email: info@globalriskinstitute.com

Phone: +1 (416) 306-0606

Fax: (+1) 416 306 1450

Address: 55 University Avenue,
Suite 1801,
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2H7 Canada

87

The Insitute of Financial Markets of Pakistan

 

Academic services, training, certification, research

 

Pakistan

The Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IFMP), Pakistan’s first securities market institute, has been established as a permanent platform to develop quality human capital, capable to meet the emerging professional knowledge needs of financial markets and create standards among market professionals.
The Institute has been envisioned to conduct various licensing examinations leading to certifications for different segments of the financial markets. In addition, IFMP also provides a platform for research & development, exchange of ideas and consulting services on Financial Markets issues.
The Institute will develop a pool of trained and certified professionals, skilled not only to deal in conventional instruments but also to develop and trade new and complex financial market products like options, index futures, and Exchange Traded Funds, and commodity futures.
The Institute has been registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with share financial under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984.

 

Email: info@icm.org.pk

Phone:

+92-21-34540843

+92-21-34540844

Fax: -

Address: Building 9-A, 2nd Floor

Beside Hotel Faran,

PECHS Block 6, Shahra-e-Faisal

Karachi – 74000, Pakistan

88

The Institute for Business and Finance Research

 

Research, academic publications, seminar

 

United States

The Institute for Business and Finance Research was established in 2005 to foster quality business and finance research. We sponsor two academic conferences per year and publish eight academic journals. We work hard to provide a true bilingual platform for researchers from multiple cultures to exchange their ideas and research.The Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR) seeks to promote the study of business, finance, and related issues. The Institute also seeks to make accessible this wealth of information to the global higher-education and business communities. The Institute does this by sponsoring The Global Conference on Business and Finance and eight peer reviewed journals. We work under the principle of providing positive support toward getting your work published.

Email: admin@theibfr.com

Phone: +1 808-959-9120
Fax: +1 800-928-6595

Address: P.O. BOX 4908
HILO, HI 96720
U.S.A.

89

The Institute for Financial Research

 

Research

 

Sweden

SIFR - The Institute for Financial Research was started in 2001 and has its offices in the center of Stockholm.
The aim of SIFR is to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.

Email: info@sifr.org

Phone: +46 8 736 91 00

Fax: +41 (0) 71 224 28 16

Address: Drottninggatan 98
SE-111 60 Stockholm
Sweden

90

The Institute of Banking

 

Training, research

 

Saudi Arabia

http://www.iobf.org

Email: CS@iof.org.sa

Phone: +966 11 466 2688

Fax: -

Address: Umm Salmah Al Ansari St, Al Mutamarat, Riyadh 12712, Saudi Arabia

91

The insurance Association of Pakistan

 

Representing insurance companies, promotional activities

 

Pakistan

The Insurance Association of Pakistan (IAP), established in 1948, is a dynamic and vision driven body that represents the insurance industry of Pakistan and voices the mandate of its member companies at various levels. Representing both life and non-life insurance companies that write about 285 billion worth of premium annually, IAP’s members are amongst the most influential of insurance companies of the country.
The members of IAP collectively contribute to approximately 98% of life and non-life insurance premium in the private and public sectors. Out of its stronghold of 38 member companies, 29 companies transact non-life insurance business, 7 transact life insurance business,1 takaful operator, 1 a state owned reinsurer (PRCL) in Pakistan.
IAP is driven with the objective to promote, support and protect the status, common interest and welfare of companies carrying on the business of insurance and takaful in Pakistan and in particular of those insurers who are members of the Association. The Association also acts on behalf of its members in any matter affecting their interest.
IAP is unique in as much as it provides a professional platform to guide the members in technical matters related to the industry which is recognized both at national and international level. The Insurance Association of Pakistan is a trade organization registered by the Ministry of Commerce as an All Pakistan Trade Association and is Member of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The Association corresponds with the National Fire Protection Association, USA, WK Webster, UK, the Association of Average Adjusters, UK, Association of British Insurers & the International Underwriters Association of London. IAP’s interaction with these international professional bodies results in sharing of valuable international experiences and receiving regular updates of technical advances being made elsewhere in the world.

Email: info@iap.net.pk

Phone: +92-21-35171571-574

Fax: +92-21-35171576

Address: IAP House, 5C Nishat Lane 1,

DHA Phase VI, Karachi 75500

92

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research

 

Online and offline training services

 

United States

The National Alliance story began in 1969 in Austin, Texas, when a small group of independent agents approached insurance professor Dr. William T. Hold to develop a program for teaching advanced insurance topics to Texas’ agents. The product of this meeting was the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program which became the foundation and the cornerstone of The National Alliance.
Housed in a small portable building, with an original staff of three, Hold and company developed the CIC institutes, and the demand for these real-world, practical programs steadily grew within the industry.
CIC co-founder James K. Ruble [1923–1996] shared Dr. Hold’s vision for establishing and directing a national, high-quality continuing education program for independent insurance agents. The principles Mr. Ruble represented— the freedom to learn and the commitment to ongoing personal and professional development—live on through the seminars named in his honor. James K. Ruble Seminars are a tribute to his leadership and the high ethical standards he represented.
As the number of CIC participants and designation-holders mushroomed, long-term relationships were established with state and national agents associations, and the program was taken nationwide.
Today, The National Alliance still occupies the same corner north of downtown Austin, but now two, two-story office buildings house more than 100 employees on the site. The greatest strengths and challenges of The National Alliance remain in anticipating the imminent needs of the industry, drawing on the vast intellectual resources represented by insurance agents and faculty, and continually providing the best insurance and risk management education available.

Email: alliance@scic.com

Phone: (+1) 800-633-2165
Fax: (+1) 512-349-6194

Address:
P.O. Box 27027
Austin, Texas 78755-2027

93

The Reinsurance Research Council

 

Research and academic services

Canada

An organization representing the majority of professional property/casualty reinsurers registered in Canada. RRC conducts research into all lines of property/casualty reinsurance, presenting the view of members where appropriate and providing liaison with governments, the primary insurance market and other interested parties.
The main mission of RCC is to:
- Support & carry out all manner of research and studies relating to the reinsurance industry in all its branches, other than life, and generally to promote all lawful interests of the members of the Council.
- Represent the members of the Council on a national basis in the preparation of briefs, resolutions and recommendations and in the submissions of the same to governmental bodies and others
- Maintain & promote and assist in maintaining high standards of service and ethical business practices in the reinsurance industry.
- Connect, develop and maintain cordial relations among the members of the Council, with kindred associations and organizations and with the public.

Email: mail@rrccanada.org

Phone: (+1)416-968-0183

Fax: (+1)416-968-6818

Address: 189 Queen Street East,

Suite 1, Toronto, ON  M5A 1S2

94

The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research

 

Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, academic, financial, and research support

 

United States

http://rodneywhitecenter.wharton.upenn.edu/

The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research was founded in 1969 through a grant from Oppenheimer & Company in honor of its late partner, Rodney L. White, WG’57 and is one of the oldest financial research centers in the United States. Irwin Friend served as the Center’s Director from its inception until 1986.  The Center receives support from its endowment and from annual contributions from its Members.
The mission of the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research is to promote innovative empirical and theoretical research in financial economics, spanning the financial research interests of all members of the Wharton School Finance and related Departments. The Center’s goals are:
- to assist Wharton School faculty and Ph.D. students in the production of the highest quality financial economics research by funding the acquisition and development of data and other resources necessary for this research;
- to sponsor academic conferences on topics in financial economics (agendas for recent conferences);
- to sponsor a weekly seminar series to serve as a venue for the presentation and critical discussion of current financial economic research by faculty from Wharton and other academic institutions (current seminar schedule);
- to sponsor extended visits by world-renowned economic scholars for intellectual interaction with faculty and Ph.D. students in the Wharton finance department (Rodney L. White Visiting Scholar Program); and
- to sponsor a working paper series featuring current financial economic research (see current and archived working papers here).

Email: rodneywhitecenter@wharton.upenn.edu

Phone: +1 (215) 898-7616
Fax: +1 (215) 573-8084

Address: Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Locust Walk
3254 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6367

95

The State Insurance Organizations of Turkmenistan

 

Representing insurance companies

 

Turkmenistan

The State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan is established in August 18, 1992 in order to strengthen the financial condition of economic entities, the most fully meet the needs of the population and economic entities in the insurance services of the world level. The main objective of the organization is implementation of insurance policy of the State, insurance protection of property, personal interests of individuals and legal entities.
The State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan works on the basis of the Law of Turkmenistan "On Insurance", Regulation on State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan, as well as the license issued by the Ministry of Finance of Turkmenistan. The organization has in its structure 41 independent insurance organizations located all over the Turkmenistan.
Now the State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan offers to people 6 types of compulsory and more than 40 types of voluntary insurance. The rendered insurance services conform to the international standards of the insurance market. The experience of world insurance practice is used for the purpose of protection of economic interests of our country.
For last period up to date insurance organization has a best practice in improvement of insurance business.
Based on approved by the President of Turkmenistan State Programme of insurance development for 2011-2015 new types of insurance have been developed and currently were improved. This Programme stimulated the insurance market development.
Carrying out works on insurance of special risks the State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan provides economic protection to the large investment projects and objects realized for the purpose of national economy development, ensuring economic stability in the country.
Now the new software and the equipment are installed at main office and in all regional insurance organizations that enable effectively communicating. It should be noted the main quality of such software is an information safety. Implementation of this system makes it possible to communicate online between insurance organizations; it leads to time saving and simultaneous use of necessary information. Thanks to the implemented software the State Insurance Organization of Turkmenistan controls the electronic documentation used by its branches in regions, cities and districts.

Email: info@insurance.gov.tm

Phone:

+993 (12) 484860

+993 (12) 484860

Fax: -

Address: Ashgabat city 744000, Garashsyzlyk shayoly, 63

96

URMIA (University Risk Management and Insurance Association)

 

Membership activities

 

United States

The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Our core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. Our membership includes thousands of professionals at more than 600 institutions of higher education and 100 companies supporting those institutions.
URMIA's goals are:
- To protect the reputation and resources, both human and financial, of institutions of higher education through the incorporation of sound risk management practices into all aspects of their operations.
- To make available the best and most complete risk management information for institutions of higher education.
- To provide excellent professional development opportunities for risk management professionals in higher education.

Email: urmia@urmia.org

Phone: (+1) 812-727-7130

Fax: (+1) 812-727-7129

Address: URMIA National Office Staff

PO Box 1027

Bloomington IN 47402

USA

97

Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ)

 

Research and publication

 

Canada

WatRISQ was established in 2004 to create a unique centre for research and advanced training in quantitative finance and risk management at the University of Waterloo.
The Institute coordinates the University's related research activities in finance, mathematics, scientific computing and actuarial science. Twenty-three faculty members and forty graduate students from seven departments or schools are associated with Institute. WatRISQ enhances teaching and research in these areas by providing financial support for new faculty positions, funding projects involving WatRISQ researchers, facilitating short- and longer-term visits by prominent researchers and practitioners, and providing support for graduate students.
WatRISQ promotes collaboration and co-operation among its researchers and private sector partners through conferences, seminars, and meetings. It also enhances the research environment at Waterloo through its sponsorship of seminars and by providing post-graduate scholarships to attract the best students to related academic programs. In this way the Institute helps to increase the supply of highly qualified graduates in the risk management and insurance disciplines. The University of Waterloo is Ontario's major supplier of highly skilled graduates in actuarial science and it houses Canada's premier masters degree program in quantitative finance.

 

Email: kstan@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: (+1) (519) 888-4567 x37160

Fax: (+1) 519-746-5036
Address: University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

98

All Russian Insurance Association (ARIA) Union activities and Education Russia This is the main insurance and reinsurance trade organisation. It represents its members' interests in relation to the government, parliament, trade unions and consumer associations.

E-mail: mail@ins-union.ru
Phone: +7-495-232-12-24
Address: Lyusinovskaya, 27, Building 3
115093 Moscow
Russian Federation

99 Turkish Insurance Institute Training and publication Turkey The Turkish Insurance Institute Foundation (TII) was established jointly by Milli Re and the Association of Turkish Insurance and Reinsurance Companies on May 29, 1970. The purpose of the TII is to work to further the penetration and development of insurance in Turkey, advance the insurance business, train staff for the insurance sector, identify and review economic, legal and technical matters and issues in all insurance branches including social insurance, and help the Turkish insurance industry be highly positioned in economic and social life and development.
Having offered training service to more than 30% of the Turkish insurance industry employees since its foundation, TII organizes short-term training programs, training programs on legislation, and company training in various topics. In addition to the “Basic Insurance Training Program”, which is a long-term insurance training course opened annually since 1970, TII also organizes “Advanced Insurance Training Programs”.
Within the frame of the “Compulsory Training for Insurance Agents Technical Personnel“ co-organized with TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) in 2009, the TII provided training to 35,000 agents and 5,000 bank employees via 70 trainers in 18 provinces. Furthermore, the TII signed a protocol on September 22, 2010 with the Vocational Qualifications Authority established by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security with the objective of setting up and running the National Vocational Qualification System aligned with the EU. The protocol is aimed at establishing professional standards and vocational qualifications in the Turkish insurance sector. In parallel with this effort, TII became one of the eight institutions from European countries to be selected to the Committee for Recognition of European Insurance Sector Qualifications formed by Eficert (European Financial Certification Organization).
Besides being an active member of Eficert, the TII collaborates with the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers (FAIR), Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
Based on its commitment to social responsibility, the TII held 26 “Workshops for Improving the Quality of Insurance Education” and 6 “Raising Insurance Awareness in Society” seminars at universities over the past four years. In addition, the TII creates sectoral data and makes them available and accessible, in an effort to create resources for academic studies in insurance and contribute to the advancement of the sector.
Phone: 0212 296 51 18 ; 0212 296 51 19
Fax:0212 230 04 76
Address:
Maçka Cd. No:35C K:2 34367
Teşvikiye-İSTANBUL

 

 

 


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