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Line of Business: Casualty
Level: Introductory

14 – 23 September 2020

Duration: 8 days
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Target group

This course is for junior liability underwriters or loss adjusters who want to gain a comprehensive overview of casualty insurance, mainly general liability and professional liability insurance. It is designed for professionals from various liability departments of primarily direct insurers as well as for insurance brokers who already have initial underwriting or claims adjuster experience.


Participants must be fluent in English and have:

  • Basic knowledge of casualty/liability products
  • At least one year of underwriting experience in assessing and rating risks, or comparable experience (e.g. as a loss adjuster)


  • Basic principles of casualty insurance and relevant sublines (mainly liability)
  • Basic principles of liability law and big losses
  • Risk hazards, including group work
  • Liability vs coverage
  • Cornerstones of a policy, including "triggers", exclusions etc.
  • Environmental coverage
  • Product recall and product tampering
  • Risk visit and case study
  • Employers' liability / workers' compensation / personal accident
  • Motor insurance (MTPL/hull etc.)
  • Emerging risks
  • Unconscious bias
  • Professional indemnity (PI) in general
  • Professional indemnity insurance for architects and engineers
  • Medical malpractice / professional indemnity insurance for doctors and hospitals
  • Directors' and officers' liability insurance
  • Professional indemnity insurance for lawyers and accountants

Contact information

If you are interested in our Client Programmes, please reach out to your respective client manager.

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Sabina Baumann

Senior Client Programmes Manager

Swiss Re Institute

I develop and implement Swiss Re Institute's Client Programmes, which offer exclusive content and access to Swiss Re and the institute. To complement our existing portfolio, we have now introduced a number of virtual trainings. I enjoy tailoring our programmes to meet the needs of our clients.