The Standard Model of the Swiss Solvency Test

Prime Re Academy is pleased to invite you to attend the workshop in Zurich, Switzerland where focus will be set on the following topic:

The Standard Model of the Swiss Solvency Test

As an introduction or a refresher to the major risk based solvency scheme, Prime Re Academy offers a workshop where an in-depth overview of the standard framework is reflected. The workshop focuses on the Swiss Solvency Test (SST) and reviews all the modules of the FINMA template. For actuaries wishing to enhance their SST modeling skills or facing their first SST submission, this is an optimal chance to sharpen their expertise. The workshop addresses both the underlying theory and concept as well as the practical implementations with Excel® templates. Participants should bring along their personal laptops. This workshop can be combined with the successive workshop "Risk, Capital and Solvency Models - an ORSA Perspective".

Dates and Schedule

Monday,16 October 2017

08.00 - 08.30 registration
08.30 - 12.30 workshop
12.30 - 13.30 lunch
14.00 - 18.00 workshop
18.30 - 20.30 dinner
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

08.30 - 12.30 workshop
12.30 - 13.30 lunch

CPD Credits

Attendance to each workshop will automatically credit members of the Swiss Actuarial Association with 10 CPD credit points. Members of other actuarial associations will receive a certificate they can submit to their CPD committee.


Dr. Frank CuypersDr Frank Cuypers
has led numerous actuarial engineering and modelling courses and workshops in Europe and Latin America. He comes with a vast lecturing experience and a prominent scientific track record in modelling complex systems. As a Swiss Re Executive and Chief Actuary at the former Zurich Re in Cologne, he acquired a broad experience in most actuarial disciplines and lines of business, which he has deployed at KPMG and PwC to advise leading providers of financial services and Government Agencies. He is a fully qualified member of the German and Swiss Actuarial Associations (DAV and SAV), which he has served on numerous committees.

Simone Dalessi
graduated with a M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Zurich, and comes with significant expertise in statistics and cryptology. He started his actuarial career with PRS, helping (re)insurers in their pricing, reserving, regulatory and solvency issues, and he has been instrumental in establishing several foreign insurer’s branch offices in Switzerland. He is a fully qualified member of the Swiss Actuarial Association (SAV).

For more details on their experience and expertise, please click here.


CHF 1'200 early-bird, if payment before or on 15 September 2017
CHF 1'500 if payment after 15 September 2017
CHF    500 for unemployed participants

A discount of CHF 500 for the third participant of the same company will be granted.
Following discounts are granted for the full Solvency week, however they pertain only to the three PRA workshops in October 2017 and may not be combined with other reductions and are valid only for the same participant:
CHF    500 for attendance of two workshops
CHF 1'000 for attandance of all three workshops

These fees are binding and must be transferred before 2 October 2017 on the Credit Suisse account
IBAN: CH25 0483 5111 8080 7100 0

Beneficiary: PRS Prime Re Services, c/o Prime Re Academy, Lindenstrasse 2, 6340 Baar, Switzerland

They will be refunded in total in case of cancellation before 2 October 2017 or if the workshops must be cancelled.

The fees include:

– the workshops
– the documentation
– the prototypes in Excel®
– the dinners and lunches


Hotel St. Gotthard, Bahnhofstrasse 87,m 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel St. Gotthard
+41 44 227 77 00

Participants from abroad can reserve a room at approximately 290 CHF per night in the venue hotel. Alternatively, they can ask for our assistance in booking a room at another convenient location.
Dresscode: casual and comfortable.

Gaby Rutledge
+41 41 725 32 10


By activating the registration button you will receive a confirmation E-Mail.
Please ensure the transfer of your fees before 2 October 2017.