The International Center for Insurance Regulation (ICIR) is the first scientific institution worldwide which is focused on the regulation of insurance companies. By fostering high-quality international, independent research on insurance regulation and market solutions to regulatory questions, the ICIR aims at attaining a leading position in its area of research.
The ICIR concentrates facts and newest insights in the area of insurance regulation and further develops them by means of independent research. According to the House of Finance philosophy, research is based on an interdisciplinary exchange of the economic and the legal point of view. The center cooperates closely with the Institut für Versicherungsrecht (Institute for Insurance Law) at the House of Finance.
A major aim of the ICIR is to publish research findings in internationally acknowledged academic journals. It co-organizes conferences and seeks an active dialog with top scientists from all over the world. A planned fellowship program facilitates network-building with internationally renowned scholars.
The ICIR benefits from the proximity of important international institutions located in Frankfurt, such as the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Central Bank (EZB), and the European Systemic Risk Board. Because of its scientific independence, the ICIR provides an ideal platform for regulatory authorities, policymakers, and the insurance industry to exchange ideas and seek answers to regulatory issues.
In order to increase professional knowledge in the field of insurance regulation, the ICIR offers high-level executive education courses on insurance regulation topics, integrated in the Goethe Business School.
The ICIR was founded on October 1st, 2010. It is sponsored in equal parts by the German Insurance Association (GDV) and the State of Hesse.