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Our extensive catalog of publications covers all the different areas of knowledge that interest us: insurance, art, history, health, accident prevention, social action and road safety.

We publish around 130 new publications every year in different formats and languages. Take a look at some of our most notable publications.

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Guide for the Protection of Small Businesses

Guide for the Protection of Small Businesses

This guide addresses the sudden or accidental risks that can affect the health and safety of employees, a company's assets, its civil liabilities and even its balance sheet, endangering the continuity of the business. Our aim is to help SMEs comprehensively manage these risks by means of practical, affordable methods and to provide information on the different insurance options available that offer an effective solution to risks and uncertainty.

Family Protection Guide

Family Protection Guide

With the aim of increasing your peace of mind we have prepared this Family Protection Guide which contains useful information for protecting your family and loved ones. The Family Protection Guide provides information on the protection of family assets, members of the family and the future. Don't leave what's most important to you unprotected - get the information you need from our Family Protection Guide and take action now.

Guide to Retirement

Guide to Retirement

When can I retire? Will my pension plan grow in the future? Why do I need to save if I'm already paying in to a pension plan? What things should I bear in mind to choose the best product? These are some of the questions we answer in the "Retirement Guide". This free guide gives you straightforward information on how and when you can retire and what factors may influence the amount of your state pension, and talks about the solutions that private social security offers for the future.

The Spanish insurance market in 2014

The Spanish insurance market in 2014

The Spanish economy grew by 1.4% in 2014, a year when a large number of economic indicators improved. How did the economic recovery affect the insurance sector? Did the sector grow in proportion to the growth of the Spanish economy, or is it still in recovery phase? This study gives you an insight into the health of the insurance sector through an exhaustive analysis of the data for 2014.

The Latin American insurance market in 2014

The Latin American insurance market in 2014

In 2014, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean continued the slowdown that started in 2011. The region's deflating buoyancy was caused by the lack of growth and even downturn in some of the biggest economies in the area such as Argentina and Brazil. In this context, the region's insurance market reported an average nominal increase of 18.3%, maintaining the two-digit growth trend of recent years. Our report gives you country-by-country information to explain the reasons behind this significant growth.

Social research study on retirement: expectations and experiences

Social research study on retirement: expectations and experiences

This study reveals Spanish people's expectations of their retirement and the experiences and changes that actually happen once a person retires. There are many things we need to consider when it comes to retiring: What is life like when you retire? Is the transition from professional to pensioner easy? What about the economic side of things? Will I be dependent? Download the study and read the thoughts of our interviewees at two distinct moments in their lives: the period coming up to retirement and once they have actually retired.

The social perception of insurance in Spain in 2014

The social perception of insurance in Spain in 2014

This research study reveals the evolution in the social perception of the insurance industry in Spain, with an emphasis on the younger segment of the population, i.e. people aged between 18 and 24. It provides an overview of the risks and concerns of this particular collective, their opinion of insurance, and what kind of image they have of the insurance sector.

The internationalization of Spanish companies: risks and opportunities

The internationalization of Spanish companies: risks and opportunities

We are interested in the behavior and expectations of Spanish companies with a view to international business, foreign trade and foreign investments. This report presents two different analyses of the internationalization of Spanish companies. On the one hand it makes an indicator-led diagnosis of the evolution, opportunities and forecasts of the foreign sector of the Spanish economy, and on the other it examines the risks associated with internationalization and the measures that can be taken to mitigate them.

Insurance in the Spanish economy and society

Insurance in the Spanish economy and society

This report provides supporting arguments and quantitative evidence of the importance of the social and economic contribution that insurance makes to society, in the hope of increasing people's knowledge of the insurance sector and fostering the optimum social demand for insurance. Read the study here, which highlights the value of Spanish insurance institutions.

Starting up in times of crisis: risks and success factors

Starting up in times of crisis: risks and success factors

Since 2008 there has been a steady decline in the number of companies which has a negative impact on the creation of jobs and wealth. This study examines the risks that Spanish entrepreneurs are faced with when they embark on a business venture and also studies the factors that contribute to the success or failure of business initiatives. Download the study and learn more before you embark on your own business venture. It will help you to get it on the right track.

The history of FIDES: Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies

The history of FIDES: Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies

For the first time, this work provides an overview of the evolution of the insurance sector in Latin America by tracing the history of the Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies (FIDES). By following FIDES' history we can also track the economic progress of the countries that make up the Federation, from the late 19th century, when the first national laws started to be passed on the insurance industry in Latin America, through to the present day.

The history of insurance in Spain

The history of insurance in Spain

Even though there are numerous monographic publications on companies in the insurance sector, there are very few historical studies on the insurance sector from a national perspective. With this work we have tried to analyze the history of the private insurance sector from the broadest possible timescale. You can now read this study which has become a global reference for all researchers and academics with an interest in getting an in-depth understanding of the insurance sector in Spain.

Insurance Museum: Catalog

Insurance Museum: Catalog

You can now peruse the catalog of our Insurance Museum which features around 600 pieces ranging from the mid-18th century through to the late 20th century. This collection of objects provides a simple illustration of the history of the insurance business and its companies. Since 2008, there has also been a virtual version of the Museum which contains nearly all the works featured in this catalog. Come and visit our Museum or take a virtual tour at www.museovirtualdelseguro.com

Comprehensive risk management for the tuna fishing sector

Comprehensive risk management for the tuna fishing sector

It is extremely difficult for a tuna fishing company to assess how much it is going to catch and what the actual cost of fishing this catch will be, and even more challenging to work out how much it will actually make from the sale of this catch. The aim of this publication is to identify, analyze and evaluate the risks that might arise in the management of tuna fishing companies to establish the right processes and systems of action to manage these risks.

Solvency II implications for Spanish occupational pensions

Solvency II implications for Spanish occupational pensions

This document is a must read for anyone working in the field of complementary social protection. The authors of this study are either working or have worked for many years at the heart of the State's authority in this respect - the General Directorate of Insurance and Pensions - and their experience is fundamental when it comes to analyzing the implementation of Solvency II in the Spanish employment system.

Private insurance of fine art

Private insurance of fine art

The aim of this publication is to study the private insurance of fine art as this is a branch of insurance with very special characteristics. Firstly, the target market of this kind of insurance is extremely varied, from individuals to galleries, art owners, the artists themselves or even people or entities that are loaned artworks. Moreover, given the huge spectrum of interpretations of what an artwork actually is, there are no specific regulations for this type of insurance.

Definition and measurement of the insurance culture: the case of Spain

Definition and measurement of the insurance culture: the case of Spain

This research work aims to take another step forward in understanding the culture of insurance by measuring its penetration level in Spain. The research involved drawing up an Insurance Culture Index (ICI) which, for the first time in Spain, identified and measured the level of knowledge and understanding of insurance. It also reports on the use of insurance products in Spain. Download the report.

Interest rates for calculating technical insurance provisions

Interest rates for calculating technical insurance provisions

The interrelationships between all the components of interest rate curves and their influence on the different areas of the insurance business require an in-depth analysis. This intention of this work is to analyze interest rate curves to evaluate technical provisions from both an accounting and solvency perspective. This study will help you to understand the management processes involved in maintaining a solvent and effective insurance business.