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Institute of Insurance Economics

The Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) is one of the leading teaching and research institutions for risk management and insurance economics. Known for its innovative teaching, research and continuing education activities, it has been promoting dialog between science and practice as a partner and part of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) since 1949.

700 students/year
in Risk Management
& Insurance

Worldwide award
as “Global Center for Insurance Excellence”

Top ranking
in the Business School Ranking in the field of
Risk Management & Insurance

500+ managers/year
in Executive Education

40+ member companies
from the insurance industry in the Future.Value network

50+ publications in

9 research and teaching awards
of the American Risk & Insurance Association

The four areas of our institute


Find out more about our research in the field of risk management and insurance.


Discover our course offerings in the Bachelor, Master and PhD programs at the University of St.Gallen.

Executive Education

Get to know our extensive range of executive education courses in the field of risk management and insurance.


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    Dr.-Hans-Kessler-Award 2023

    Der Dr.-Hans-Kessler Award für die besten wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten im Bereich Risikomanagement und Versicherungswirtschaft wird jährlich bei der Generalversammlung des ...

    14. June 2024

  • Building Economic Resilience to Pandemic Risk in Switzerland 2 1

    Building Economic Resilience to Pandemic Risk in Switzerland

    In a new study, Prof Anastasia Kartasheva et al. explore the potential scope for pandemic insurance in Switzerland. The ...

    11. June 2024

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    HZ Insurance Forum 2024

    Am 5. Juni versammelten sich Versicherungsexpertinnen und -experten in Zürich zum jährlichen Schweizer Branchenevent. Den Auftakt des Vormittagsprogramms bildete ...

    11. June 2024

  • Event Anastasia Kartasheva

    2024 State-of-the-Field Conference on Cyber Risk to Financial Stability

    The fifth State of the Field Conference on Cyber Risk to Financial Stability, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank ...

    16. May 2024

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    Die Transformation der Versicherungs- und Finanzbranche erfolgreich gestalten

    Die Versicherungs- und Finanzbranche steht vor ständigen Veränderungen und Herausforderungen. Um in diesem dynamischen Umfeld erfolgreich zu sein, ist ...

    7. May 2024

  • Bob Alting Award

    Bob Alting von Geusau Award 2023 on Cyber Insurance

    Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun, Prof. Dr. Martin Eling, and Dr. Christoph Jaenicke for their achievement in receiving ...

    11. April 2024

  • Top Downloaded article by Hato

    Top Downloaded: Pricing strategies in the German term life insurance market

    We are pleased to announce that the article authored by Dr.  Jonas R. Jahnert, Prof. Dr. Hato Schmeiser and ...

    28. March 2024

  • Despoina Makariou Top Downloaded Article

    Novel Multivariate Poisson-Generalized Inverse Gaussian Model Unveiled

    We congratulate Prof. Dr. Despoina Makariou and George Tzougas on their remarkable contribution to risk management and insurance. Their ...

    27. March 2024

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