Academic Partner

Founded in 1930, within the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, ISFA, Institute of Financial Science and Insurance is both the oldest and the most important university actuarial training center in France.

Since that date, ISFA has evolved considerably to become a true institute of higher education and research, at the same level as the European and North American centers in the field. The Actuarial and Financial Sciences laboratory (EA 2429 SAF) was created within the University of Lyon 1 in 1997. Despite the importance of the economic sector of insurance in our country and the societal challenges associated with it, the SAF laboratory remains to this day the only French laboratory dedicated to actuarial and financial sciences. The activities of this research laboratory focus on risk management and risk reduction.


The Fondation du Risque (FDR) was created in 2007 on the initiative of four academic institutions (the Economic Center of Actuaries, the Ecole Polytechnique, the ENSAE and the University of Paris-Dauphine) and four financial institutions (Allianz (formerly AGF), Axa, Groupama and Société Générale) with the aim of making a lasting contribution to the development of French research potential in all areas of risk.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fondation du Risque, a recognized public utility foundation, has been committed to initiating research and development actions, in particular by promoting teaching and research projects and disseminating knowledge through high-level training programs. It also aims to promote risk education by disseminating knowledge to the general public as well as to an informed public.

Professional partner

CNP Assurances supports the Digital insurance and long term risk-(DIALog) Chair of Excellence, dedicated to artificial intelligence applied to the insurance sector. A project intended to enhance the societal role of CNP Assurances and to reflect on the short, medium and long term impact of artificial intelligence tools on the insurance sector and its environment.

A benchmark player in the French life and health insurance market, CNP Assurances is present in 19 countries in Europe and Latin America, with strong activity in Brazil, its second largest market. Insurer, co-insurer and reinsurer, CNP Assurances designs innovative provident / protection and savings / retirement solutions. The company has more than 38 million people insured in provident / protection worldwide and more than 12 million in savings / retirement. In accordance with its business model, its solutions are distributed by multiple partners and adapt to their mode of distribution, physical or digital, as well as to the needs of customers in each country.

CNP Assurances has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since October 1998. The Group posted net income of € 1,412 million in 2019.