Reinsurance Underwriting

Prime Re Academy is pleased to invite you to attend its workshop in Zurich, Switzerland in September 2018. Focus will be set on the following topic:

Reinsurance Underwriting

This Prime Re Academy workshop teaches the participants the theoretical knowledge they need in order  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® Participants should therefore bring along their persoanl laptops.

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

Target Group

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

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

View pictures and feedbacks of the previous workshops.

Dates and Schedule

Monday, 03. September 2018

13.30 - 14.00  registration
14.00 - 18.30  workshop
18.30 -           dinner
Tuesday, 04. September 2018

09.00 - 12.30  workshop
12.30 - 14.00  lunch
14.00 - 18.30  workshop
18.30 -           dinner
Wednesday, 05. Septemberl 2018
09.00 - 12.30  workshop
12.30              lunch

CPD Credits

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


Klaus 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. Klaus has led a manifold of projects also in the unstructured area.

Dr Frank Cuypers

comes with a vast actuarial experience. As Chief Actuary at Zurich Re and executive at Swiss Re., he developed the skils he now deploys and served as advisor to leading reinsurers and government agencies.

Gerald König
has guided local and global reinsurance teams with his comprehensive knowledge in the areas of underwriting, marketing, account management, strategic developments and process optimization.

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.

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.

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.


CHF 1'600 early-bird if paid before or on 10 August 2018
CHF 1'900 if paid after 10 August 2018
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 workshop “Reinsurance Pricing and Structuring” a discount of CHF 1’000 is granted. This discount may not be combined with other reductions and is valid only for the same participant.

These fees are binding and must be transferred latest 24 Auust 2018 on the Credit Suisse account
IBAN: CH53 0483 5173 5160 0100 0

Beneficiary: Prime Re Academy, c/o Prime Re Solutions AG, Lindenstrasse 2, 6340 Baar, Switzerland

The fees will be refunded in total in case of cancellation before 24 August 2018 or if the workshop must be cancelled.

The fees include:

- the workshop
- the documentation
- the prototypes in Excel®
- the dinners and lunches
- all Swiss taxes


Qatar Reinsurance Co. Ltd., Zurich Branch, Bleicherweg 72, Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 207 85 85 (reception)
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.

+41 41 725 32 10
Prime Re Academy


Registration will be closed 24 August 2018.

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Please ensure the transfer of your fees before 24. August 2018.