The Geneva Association develops only limited “in-house” research. Rather it devotes resources – both financial and project management ones – to outside research sources and stimulates/helps other institutions and academia to address the right research topics. It manages a focused portfolio of research projects and priorities, which it reviews regularly with the help of the Scientific Advisory Council and the Board. The discussions throughout the year with members, and especially the General Assembly, are fundamental and highly valuable sources of information on the development of research activities. The research programmes try to identify fundamental trends and strategic issues where insurance plays an increasing role in modern society. Other sources of information for potential research activities are, besides the usual sources of information, the expert conferences and seminars that are organised throughout the year and the various networks of contacts established by the research programmes during the past three decades.