The Willis Research Network (WRN) is the world's
largest collaboration between academia and the finance
and insurance industries. The WRN has the following
Help clients, private and public institutions gain the
greatest possible understanding of risks, so that
insurers and reinsurers can deliver effective financial
protection at optimum terms
Strengthen the link between industry and academia
Confront the challenges of managing risk and
delivering resilience within environmental systems,
financial markets and public policy
Use global multi-disciplinary resources for focused
research of key issues
Willis has teamed up with more than 50 world-leading
institutions to develop dynamic and innovative
solutions to the challenges of risk and resilience.
Disciplines include climate and weather, hydrology,
hydrometeorology, geosphere, economic risk and
finance. WRN research concentrates on risk
management, and sharing of the costs of natural and
man-made hazards with emphasis on the built
environment, infrastructure, supply chain risk,
contingent exposure, credit risk, cost of capital and the
future of the insurance market.
The WRN’s research programme has been developed
to focus the internationally renowned expertise
within the academic and Willis teams onto the issues
of greatest relevance to Willis’ clients.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss the
research projects and the wider aims of the
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We continue to build on the strength of the WRN, with its ability to:
develop multidisciplinary, global and collaborative research programmes with specific and applied products
deliver long term strategic tools for Willis and our clients
leverage expert input on key business issues and demonstrate thought leadership
fill in the gaps in vendor model provision, and impartially evaluate changes to existing models
assist the research behind hundreds of peer-reviewed academic articles including many ground breaking papers
incorporate solutions into insurance sector models, methodologies and transactions to improve the market's
understanding, resilience and coverage of risk.
Alongside the longer term program we continue to identify projects with tangible outputs for our clients within shorter
frame deliverables, allowing us to deliver solutions as they are needed.