Catalana Occidente Chair on the role of insurance in a constantly changing society


This Chair was created in 2018 with the aim of generating knowledge to better understand issues related to the insurance industry

The insurance industry is undergoing constant supervisory and regulatory change in accordance with customer needs, new products and services, and adaptation to new technologies.

UPF Barcelona School of Management, together with the Catalana Occidente Group, wishes to direct research projects on topics related to the insurance industry, see how it is affected by new regulations such as MiFID II, and study the requirements for a good customer advice service.


  • To generate knowledge about the evolution of insurance to cover society's needs.
  • To spread the knowledge generated through presentations (conferences, seminars, etc.) and publications (working or research documents, academic or public education articles, case studies, etc.).
  • To convey the reflections to the various interest groups.

Director of the Chair

Òscar Elvira
Lecturer at UPF Barcelona School of Management and associate lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University.

Activities in the Academic Year 2019/2020

Working Paper: “Envejecimiento con éxito. Dimensiones desde la perspectiva individual cualitativa”. [Successful ageing. Dimensions of the individual qualitative perspective.]