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Managing Extremes

Financial, environmental and security extremes are the conditions that place the resilience and sustainability of public and private institutions under most threat.

WRN supported science provides a greater understanding of the distribution and intensity of extreme events; the vulnerability of populations, assets and portfolios and the optimal means of reducing, diversifying and sharing risk across geographies and markets.

This science and analysis supports the primary role of an insurance and reinsurance broker, such as Willis. The company provides institutions and communities with greater resilience against extreme events to help them operate confidently and survive and prosper in adversity.

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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