Welcome to the Willis Research Network (WRN), the world's largest collaboration between public science and the finance sector.

Based in London, led and sponsored by Willis, a global insurance broker, the Willis Research Network was formed in 2006 to integrate science, insurance and resilience at a scale never before envisaged. It has become the world’s largest collaboration between public science and the financial sector with a membership of around fifty leading research institutions. Read more about the Willis Research Network.

Latest News

Insurance offers new hope to Africa in fight against drought and natural disasters
Feb 13, 2015 | read more ›

Howard Kunreuther receives the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award
Feb 05, 2015 | read more ›

Willis Storm Response Center
Jan 28, 2015 | read more ›

Latest Events

International Insurance Society - 51st Annual Seminar
Jun 14, 2015 | read more ›

RIMS 2015
Apr 26, 2015 | read more ›

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Mar 14, 2015 | read more ›

Latest Publications

Willis Resilience Issue 05
Jan 14, 2015 | read more ›

Post Magazine - A bright new age for forecasting
Jan 07, 2015 | read more ›

Extratropical Cyclones Lothar and Martin
Jan 02, 2015 | read more ›

About WRN

As economic, social and environmental uncertainties increase, institutions and populations seek greater resilience to support sustainable growth. Science and insurance lay at the heart of understanding, managing and sharing these risks, building more secure futures at local and global scales.

The Willis Research Network (WRN) operates across the full spectrum of risk from natural catastrophe, to legal liability, financial and security issues linked across driving themes: Resilience, Security & Sustainable Growth; Managing Extremes; Insurance & Risk Management and Mastering the Modelled World.

All Members and activities are united by a common aim: improving resilience by integrating first class science into operational and financial decision-making across public and private institutions.

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Fast Facts

  • The WRN was formed in September 2006 to support leading academic research into extreme events, with a specific focus on responding to the challenges faced by businesses, insurers and governments
  • The WRN's membership spans the globe, counting more than 50 world-class universities, scientific research organisations and public policy institutions
  • Collectively, our members have published more than 100 papers in leading scientific journals
  • Nearly all of the WRN's research is freely available to the public and can be downloaded on our website

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