Mon, 02 Sep | Chamerstrasse 33

Reinsurance Underwriting - 2019

This Prime Re Academy workshop teaches the participants the theoretical knowledge they need to understand the main reinsurance programs (proportional, non-proportional, ART) and support functions, and it enables them to put this know-how into practice on the spot via hands-on exercises in Excel®.
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Reinsurance Underwriting - 2019

Time & Location

02 Sep 2019, 13:30 – 04 Sep 2019, 14:00
Chamerstrasse 33, Chamerstrasse 33, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

About The Event

Prime Re Academy is pleased to invite you to attend the first workshop of the Reinsurance Week in Zug, Switzerland in September 2019. Focus will be set on the following topic:

Reinsurance Underwriting

We suggest also signing up for the Reinsurance Pricing and Structuring workshop

This Prime Re Academy workshop teaches the participants the theoretical knowledge they need to understand the main reinsurance programs (proportional, non-proportional, ART) and support functions, and it enables them to put this know-how into practice on the spot via hands-on exercises in Excel®.

While the workshop will present a broad overview of the main reinsurance responsibilities, it will also focus in more depth on some important features. In particular, it will address:

• Fundamentals and purpose of reinsurance

• The reinsurance market

• Underwriting processes

• Wordings and contract certainty

• Pricing

• Technical accounting

• Claims

It is the ideal jumpstart for new underwriters or any other practitioners eager to acquire a broader reinsurance acumen.

The workshop precedes the workshop “Reinsurance Pricing and Structuring”, therefore, the relating workshops can be combined at a reduced fee.

Target Group

The workshop is designed for insurance professionals contemplating a career in reinsurance underwriting. Participants do not need to be experienced in reinsurance, but they may benefit from some familiarity with basic concepts of insurance and an elementary command of Excel®.

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 is taught in a most efficient manner and the participants are challenged intensively.

Participants should bring along their own laptops so that they can implement and test the theoretical concepts with the Excel® prototypes we will hand over to them.

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 one or another topic.

Dates and Schedule

Monday, 2 September 2019

13.30 – 14.00 registration

14:00 – 18.30 workshop

18.30 – dinner

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

09-00 – 12.30 workshop

12.30 – 14.00 lunch

14:00 – 18.30 workshop

18.30 – dinner

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

09.00 – 12.30 workshop

12.30 – lunch


Registration will be closed after 25 August 2019.


This workshop will be held at Chamerstrasse 33 in Zug, Switzerland.

Dress casual and comfortable. We suggest that participants from abroad reserve their hotel room in Zug 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. In combination with the “Reinsurance Pricing and Structuring” workshop a discount of CHF 1’000 is granted.

These fees are binding and must be transferred latest 25 August 2019.

The fees include:

- the workshop

- the documentation

- the prototypes in Excel®

- the dinners and lunches

- all Swiss taxes

The fees will be refunded in total in case of cancellation before 25 August 2019 or if the workshop must be cancelled.

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


All the lecturers are longstanding reinsurance practitioners who have gained vast experience over the past decades, and each is specialized in a particular field of reinsurance. During the workshop, each lecturer will cover the topic in which his strength lies.

Claus Brinkmann

Gained vast experience during his tenure of 30 years in global (re)insurance enterprises. He has a proven history in managing strategical and operative insurance, risk management, Solvency II strategies and methodical competence. Claus has led a manifold of projects also in the unstructured area.

Dr Frank Cuypers

Comes with vast actuarial experience. As Chief Actuary at Zurich Re and executive at Swiss Re, he developed the skills he now deploys, serving as advisor to leading reinsurers and government agencies.

Thomas Kurzawa

Is a profound expert in claim reviews, analysis and audits on all P&C matters. He gained his in-depth knowledge during his longtime career working for global and local (re)insurance companies.

Dr Rolf Nebel

is a seasoned reinsurance lawyer, familiar with the relevant legal topics, business practices and governance processes. He is a recognized expert in Swiss and European insurance supervision and reinsurance contract law.

John Epstein

Has a proven track-record in technical accounting, claims management and contract administration. He brings along comprehensive experience in the operative reinsurance business including outsourcing.

  • Regular price
  • For unemployed participants
  • Both workshops - Reinsurance U

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