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Mon, 25 Mar


Zurich, Switzerland

Basic Casualty

Learn or Refresh some general principles and challenges in underwriting Casualty lines of business. The focus of the workshop is on Liability Insurance and various sublines.

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Basic Casualty
Basic Casualty

Time & Location

25 Mar 2019, 13:30 – 27 Mar 2019, 14:00

Zurich, Switzerland

About The Event

Prime Re Academy is pleased to invite you to attend its workshop in Zurich, Switzerland in March 2019. Focus will be set on the following topic:

Basic Casualty

The workshop aims at learning or refreshing some general principles and challenges in underwriting Casualty lines of business. The focus of the workshop is on Liability Insurance and various sublines.

The topics addressed in the workshop will include:

• Casualty vs. Liability , GTPL - definition, characteristics and hazards

• Liability situations

• Content of a GTPL policy

• Pricing considerations

• Product Recall and Product Tampering

• Environmental Impairment Liability

• Emerging Risks

• Professional Indemnity

• Construction Risks, incl. PI for Architects and Engineers

It addresses both, the underlying theory and concepts, as well as the practical implications in underwriting Casualty business.

Target Group

The workshop is designed for all professionals who are interested in understanding and broadening their skills in underwriting Casualty insurance. Participants should be familiar with the basic principles and concepts of Casualty insurance.

Conceptual framework

The Prime Re Academy workshops are of technical nature and structured so that theory and practice alternately complement each other, creating a lively learning platform. Thanks to the interlocking of theory and practice, the course contents can be taught in a most efficient manner and the participants can be challenged intensively.

Moreover, to enhance the international learning experience and networking, the workshop starts in the afternoon and includes joint dinners: this way the participants quickly get to know each other and the lecturers, so that promptly a dynamic atmosphere of mutual challenge and know-how transfer sets in. In particular we encourage the participants to steer the focus of the workshop according to their current needs, e.g. with more emphasis on life or property & casualty business.

Dates and Schedule

Monday, 25 March 2019

13.30 – 14.00 registration

14.00 – 18.30 workshop

18.30 – dinner

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

09.00 – 12.30 workshop

12.30 – 14.00 lunch

14:00 – 18.30 workshop

18.30 – dinner

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

09.00 – 12.30 workshop

12.30 – lunch


Registration will be closed after 11 March 2019.


This workshop will be held in Zurich. The exact location will be communicated at a later date.

Dress casual and comfortable. We suggest that participants from abroad reserve their hotel room in Zurich well in advance. Alternatively, they can ask us for assistance with booking a room at a convenient location.


CHF 1’800 regular price

CHF 600 for unemployed participants

A discount of CHF 500 for the third participant of the same company will be granted. These fees are binding and must be transferred latest 11 March 2019.

The fees include:

- the workshop

- the documentation

- the dinners and lunches

- all Swiss taxes

The fees will be refunded in total in case of cancellation before 11 March 2019 or if the workshop must be cancelled.

Payment options

Please note that it is possible to pay with credit card directly via our website. Just click on the workshop you wish to register and follow the instructions. If you wish to receive an invoice, just opt to pay manually at the checkout section. We will then send you an invoice via email.

Redeem vouchers

If you wish to redeem a voucher, equally opt to pay manually at the checkout section and enter the voucher number you wish to redeem. We will then send you an invoice via email.

CPD Credits

The participants will receive a certificate they can submit to their CPD committee. Members of the Swiss Actuarial Association will automatically be credited with 14 CPD points.

Prime Re Academy

Phone: +41 (41) 725 32 10


René Oefeli

Holds a Master in Law from the University of Zurich and comes with 16 years of experience in Swiss Direct Insurance ("AXA-Winterthur") as a Liability Underwriter. He joined Swiss Re in 1995 (Group Product Management Casualty) and was Swiss Re's representative in the 'Liability Committee' of the Swiss Insurance Association/SIA. He also took care of Emerging Risks and was the Leader of the network "Expert Circle for Emerging Risks" at Swiss Re from 2001 until 2007. He was further involved in the Definition of Swiss Re's Casualty U/W Guidelines, Referral Cases and Renewal Messages (regarding 'Asbestos', GMOs, EMF etc.) and leader of a w/w network for Product Recall and Product Tampering Insurance. Further he was a Single Risks Casualty Underwriter in Division Europe for French speaking countries and gave internal and external trainings at the Swiss Re Academy from 2008 until 2018 on the topic 'all Casualty matters'. Today he is responsible for all Casualty Client Programs at the "Swiss Re Institute".

Jürg Busenhart

Worked as a senior liability product manager in Swiss Re's Property&Casualty Reinsurance Products Centre. He hold various product management functions in Single Risk and Reinsurance business, was supporting as senior risk manager the oversight of Property&Casualty risks in Swiss Re's Risk Management function, and acted as expert in specialized liability issues, liability insurance/reinsurance solutions and emerging risks. He lead Swiss Re's Group Centre of Competence Environmental Liability and was a member of the Insurance Europe Liability/Insurability Working Group and Environmental Liability Project Group. He worked in the chemical industry and graduated from the University of Zurich with a master in law. He joined Swiss Re in 1996 after working for several years as senior liability insurance specialist and head of product development in primary insurance.

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