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Level: Introductory
Date: 20 September – 1 October 2021

Onboarding sessions
15 September 2021, 08.30 – 09.30 CEST
16 September 2021, 08.30 – 09.30 CEST

20 September 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
22 September 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
24 September 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
27 September 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
29 September 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
1 October 2021, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST

EMEA and ASIA friendly time zones


Virtual Training Course


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.

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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.
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Flavio Caspar

Client Programmes Manager

Swiss Re Institute

Flavio is part of the team responsible for developing and implementing Swiss Re Institute's Client Programmes. The Client Programmes provide exclusive training to selected Swiss Re clients, together with privileged access to the research materials of Swiss Re Institute. He is currently transitioning some of our Programmes into engaging and interactive virtual modules designed for maximum reach among our global participants.