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ISI Announces Wharton Symposium on Financial Reform

January 27, 2011

Keystone, Colorado  (January 27, 2011) – In 2010, the Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) partnered with Professor Kent Smetters of The Wharton School to develop an optimal design for a Systemic Risk Regulator system. The ongoing project examines how the recent economic turmoil exposed gaps in the regulatory system and studies options for constructing an improved [...]


Keystone, Colorado  (January 27, 2011) – In 2010, the Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) partnered with Professor Kent Smetters of The Wharton School to develop an optimal design for a Systemic Risk Regulator system. The ongoing project examines how the recent economic turmoil exposed gaps in the regulatory system and studies options for constructing an improved regulatory model that: 1) can be reliably utilized by those responsible for catastrophic risk management; and 2) can promote financial stability among financially interdependent institutions.

Professor Smetters recently hosted a symposium at The Wharton School, entitled, “Financial Reform: What is it? Will it work?  Why should you care?” The ISI-sponsored project was showcased as one of the core readings and formed the basis for several student-led research projects.

This intensive, five day “mini” course was held January 3 – 7, 2011 and featured content rich in analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act, which virtually rewrites the regulatory landscape of financial services in the United States.  An outstanding array of speakers tackled all angles of this complex subject matter, and presented the issues in an accessible, practical way.

Read the entire press release: ISI Press Release: Wharton Symposium, Jan. 2011

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Insurance Studies Institute Gains Support and Momentum at LISA

May 3, 2010

Keystone, Colorado (May 3, 2010) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) reports that its inaugural “ISI Fundraising Marquee Breakfast” was a rousing success. The event took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 29th, preceding the start of LISA’s 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference. Professor Kent Smetters of Wharton, ISI’s keynote speaker for [...]


Keystone, Colorado (May 3, 2010) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) reports that its inaugural “ISI Fundraising Marquee Breakfast” was a rousing success. The event took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 29th, preceding the start of LISA’s 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference.

Professor Kent Smetters of Wharton, ISI’s keynote speaker for the breakfast, spoke powerfully on the potential ramifications of Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill to the insurance markets. His talk was very well received, and Dr. Smetters was asked to repeat his presentation to the entire LISA assembly.

Read the entire Press Release: Support and Momentum at LISA

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ISI Fundraising Marquee Breakfast

April 29, 2010

April 29th, 2010 • Washington D.C. • 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference You are invited to attend the Insurance Studies Institute Breakfast at this spring’s LISA Spring Conference. Join LISA, LSI, Peachtree, LIS, ILMA and GWG Life in supporting Insurance Studies Institute in its effort to expand seniors’ and stakeholders’ knowledge of the Life [...]


April 29th, 2010 • Washington D.C. • 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference

You are invited to attend the Insurance Studies Institute Breakfast at this spring’s LISA Spring Conference. Join LISA, LSI, Peachtree, LIS, ILMA and GWG Life in supporting Insurance Studies Institute in its effort to expand seniors’ and stakeholders’ knowledge of the Life Insurance Secondary Market. The breakfast’s topic, presented by Dr. Kent Smetters, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will be “What Does Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill Mean to the Insurance Markets?”. Your attendance makes a vital, charitable contribution to ISI and supports the growth of the Life Insurance Secondary Market.

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Insurance Studies Institute Welcomes More Advisory Board Members

March 2, 2010

Keystone, Colorado (March 2, 2010) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) is pleased to announce the addition of three distinguished professionals to its Advisory Board: Professor Kent Smetters, Mr. David Hopkins, and Dr. Sharon Emek. ISI President and CEO, Paul Siegert, announced the additions on March 2, 2010: “Demand for ISI’s work is escalating at [...]


Keystone, Colorado (March 2, 2010) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) is pleased to announce the addition of three distinguished professionals to its Advisory Board: Professor Kent Smetters, Mr. David Hopkins, and Dr. Sharon Emek.

ISI President and CEO, Paul Siegert, announced the additions on March 2, 2010: “Demand for ISI’s work is escalating at a time when the financial sectors are in need of guidance, and consumers and investors are in need of greater protections. We are thrilled, therefore, to recruit these outstanding individuals who are willing to share their time and expertise with ISI, and who will certainly add great depth to ISI’s endeavors.”

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Designing a Systemic Risk Regulator

November 1, 2009

ISI provided lead funding for this breakthrough project, based at the Wharton School of Business. With assistance from the Congressional Budget Office, the study examines how the 2008/2009 financial crisis exposed gaps in the current regulatory system, and explores options for constructing an improved regulatory system through a Systemic Risk Regulator. The goal is to [...]


ISI provided lead funding for this breakthrough project, based at the Wharton School of Business. With assistance from the Congressional Budget Office, the study examines how the 2008/2009 financial crisis exposed gaps in the current regulatory system, and explores options for constructing an improved regulatory system through a Systemic Risk Regulator. The goal is to promote financial stability among financially interdependent institutions by lessening the likelihood of a crisis while creating ex-ante mechanisms to deal with a major financial crisis that does materialize. If the project produces demonstratable results, ISI may help to avoid future catastrophic capital market turmoil by employing this systemic risk regulator for major financial institutions.

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Insurance Studies Institute Partners with The Wharton School

October 12, 2009

Keystone, Colorado (October 12, 2009) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) forges a partnership with Professor Kent Smetters of The Wharton School to study the need and optimal design of a Systemic Risk Regulator in light of the recent financial crisis. Read the Press Release: ISI Partners with Wharton


Keystone, Colorado (October 12, 2009) – The Insurance Studies Institute (ISI) forges a partnership with Professor Kent Smetters of The Wharton School to study the need and optimal design of a Systemic Risk Regulator in light of the recent financial crisis.

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ISI Co-Sponsors Wharton Symposium on Financial Risk Management

April 16, 2009

April 16-17, 2009? • The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA The Insurance Studies Institute recently co-sponsored The Wharton School’s Spring Symposium. “Symposium on the Measurement of Low Probability Events in the Context of Financial Risk Management.” For a recap of the event, simply click on the link below. Wharton Spring Symposium ReCapConference Summary


April 16-17, 2009? • The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA

The Insurance Studies Institute recently co-sponsored The Wharton School’s Spring Symposium. “Symposium on the Measurement of Low Probability Events in the Context of Financial Risk Management.” For a recap of the event, simply click on the link below.

Wharton Spring Symposium ReCapConference Summary

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