The Geneva Association is an international insurance think tank that produces and distributes high-quality research and analysis on global strategic insurance and risk management issues.

The 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.

The General Secretariat of The Geneva Association handles the daily operations of The Association, and its work is directed by the secretary general, the deputy secretary general and the heads of research. The Association is further assisted in its research and relationships with international institutions through the support of external experts and liaison officers.

Genass2012 Overview Of ActivitiesWe interact directly and constantly with a broad spectrum of relevant international organisations such as the International Association of Insurance supervisors (IAIS), the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the G20 and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), as well as IGOs, NGOs and national bodies on global insurance issues.


Our research promotes policy-related, public discussions among our Members, academics, standard setters, policymakers, governments, international organisations and the public at large.

Our objective is to educate and develop understanding on the unique role and importance of insurance in economies and for societies through publications, conferences and active discourse with policymakers and others. We are the global voice of the insurance industry and strive to be known as the best and most influential research think tank on global insurance issues in the world.

Affiliated organisations

In the course of its activities, The Geneva Association has established a series of affiliated organisations that operate independently but in a coordinated way in parallel fields of research. The affiliates are often supported by the Association but have their own identity and stand apart from the Association’s main research programmes.

Read more here on our affiliated organisations.