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Level: Introductory
Date: 15 September – 13 October 2020

Once a week over a period of 5 weeks starting 15 September 2020 Tuesday's from 09.00 – 11.00 CEST
EMEA and ASIA friendly time zone

Location: Virtual Training Course

Target group

This course is an introduction to general property know-how and it is suitable for junior property underwriters, junior claims staff or other junior employees, interested in learning more about property business such as risk management, the nature of fire, loss prevention and a few selected occupancies, both from a risk engineering and from an underwriting point of view. We do not recommend taking this course if you are a risk engineer or loss prevention specialist.

Course objectives

Knowledge transfer for junior property underwriters/junior claims staff with the aim to develop further know-how regarding Fundamentals used in Underwriting, which will assist analysis and decision making in the daily underwriting job.


Participants must be fluent in English and have a basic understanding of insurance and first experience in property underwriting or claims.


Representatives from Korea, Singapore, HK, Taiwan, India and Southeast Asia are welcome to apply.


Week 1

  • Information need and Terminology
  • Nature of Fire I

Week 2

  • Nature of Fire II
  • Structural Fire Protection

   Week 3

  • Technical Fire Protection
  • Organisational Fire Protection

   Week 4

  • Nat Cat basics and Business Interruption I
  • Business Interruption II

   Week 5

  • Loss Estimates
  • Warehousing

Contact information

If you are interested in our virtual training course, please contact Flavio Caspar 

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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.