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Level: Introductory
Date: 15 March – 26 March 2021
Duration: 15.3. 1 hour onboarding session 08.30 – 09.30 CET
15.3. 08.30 – 12.00 CET
17.3. 08.30 – 12.00 CET
19.3. 08.30 – 12.00 CET
22.3. 08.30 – 12.00 CET
24.3. 08.30 – 12.00 CET
26.3. 08.30 – 12.30 CET

Virtual, utilizing MS Teams

EMEA and ASIA friendly time zones


Target group

This course is an introduction to reinsurance. It is targeted at insurance professionals in the early stages of their career who will need to interact with reinsurers; but have yet to do so.

Training goals

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the functions of reinsurance, including its breadth of services and products, and how these can help an insurance company strengthen its balance sheet.
  • Differentiate between proportional and non-proportional reinsurance treaties; and understand how to structure and price reinsurance programmes.  
  • See how reinsurance can be leveraged to address specific balance sheet issues with client companies, and provide a framework to support strategic market decisions.


  • Introduction to reinsurance: functions and nature of reinsurance, its services and products
  • Explanation of  traditional proportional and non-proportional reinsurance treaties
  • Structure of reinsurance programmes
  • Pricing models: Fundamentals of reinsurance pricing approaches


Participants should at least have 1-2 years' experience in an insurance company and have basic understanding of insurable interest, utmost good faith, indemnity, contract law, insurance law.


6 modules / sessions (each half a day) within 2 week window in the second half of March 2021.

Interested? Get in contact with Sabina Baumann.

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.