Events

Events at the Centre focus on a range of risk-related subjects and topics of interest to the insurance industry. The goal of the events is to improve understanding of risk and insurance, build stakeholder communities around topics and consider potential business solutions.

Blockchain: how insurers are building up trust by breaking down barriers

Blockchain: How insurers are building up trust by breaking down barriers

Blockchain technology has opened up a number of new possibilities once considered unimaginable. Whether it's the possibility of instant payments, self-executing "smart" re/insurance contracts, lower transaction fees, less paperwork, or other efficiency gains, the insurance industry is taking note. A number of new entrants as well as the industry's established players are keen to identify and leverage the business opportunities that blockchain technology promises.

Transforming healthcare

Transforming healthcare

Health costs and demand for health services are both steadily rising across the world. The need to control healthcare expenditures and at the same time improve health outcomes become ever more pressing. These goals are achievable. This event will tell you why and how.

EEAG Report on the European Economy 2017

EEAG Report 2017: Populism and Economic Policy

A wave of populism is sweeping across Europe and North America. The year 2016 threw up two extraordinary upsets: the first in the shape of Brexit on 24th June; and the second, the earth-shattering election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. The forces of openness, tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, and globalisation have been left reeling, overwhelmed by and at a loss to understand this new wave. 2017, the elections in France and Germany are expected to be dominated by populist claims.

Resolution strategies for re/insurer

Resolution strategies for re/insurer

Historically, resolution or run-off of insurers or reinsurers has been a mostly national endeavor. A resolution strategy of an internationally active re/insurer that is based on purely national resolution processes might destroy the integrity of international re/insurance contracts and the value gained by diversification. In this way, some policyholders and beneficiaries are discriminated. Moreover, on average, all beneficiaries are worth off. This Expert Forum discusses the purpose and implication of international resolution frameworks and appropriate strategies for different types of insurers for the benefit policyholders and the wider economy.

Blockchain Valley Conference

Blockchain Valley Conference

Blockchain is revolutionising transactions, just as the Internet has revolutionised communication. The new concept will drastically change industry, society and everyday life. This change is happening fast, and it’s happening in the Blockchain Valley in and around Zurich.