Insurance Management Simulation

This innovative training for strategic leaders empowers participants to experience first-hand the challenges of running an insurance company.
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Datum 30 Mar - 07 Apr 2022
Virtual Training Course Online
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Welcome to the Insurance Management Simulation

You are part of an executive management team of a small to medium P&C insurer active within a competitive marketplace. You will need to generate attractive returns for your shareholders, while providing a stable capital base and appropriate risk appetite for sustainable performance.

Our IMS programme will teach you the key drivers of shareholder value, including underwriting portfolio, capital structure, ALM, solvency and reinsurance requirements.  You will manage projects from big data to sustainability and from consumer experience to product innovation.

Target group

This course addresses participants from different areas across an insurance company, from underwriting, claims management, actuarial positions, finance, asset management, or business and product development. On occasion new Board of Directors members attend an IMS course to acquire a comprehensive view of insurance company operations.

If you have a non-financial background you may benefit to first join the course "The Drivers of Value Creation in the Insurance Industry" which is offered on 30 March – 6 April 2022.

Requirements

Basic understanding of a company's financial statements, as well as insurance areas such as underwriting, claims, accounting, actuarial, investment or marketing is beneficial and recommended. Good command of English.

Seats are limited to allow for active exchange amongst participants. Please only register if you can make yourself available for the full duration of the course.

Duration

Set-up session (choose one)
Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 09.00 – 10.00 CET
Thursday, 24 March 2022, 09.00 – 10.00 CET

Training sessions

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST
Thursday, 31 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST
Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST
Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST
Thursday, 7 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST

EMEA/Asia friendly time zone

Disclaimer

The event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and /or digitally recorded. You consent to Swiss Re's use, free of charge, of any memorialization of the event in which you may appear for any Swiss Re publication or promotional purpose.

Agenda

Please choose one: Technical onboarding and intro to IMS tools & systems

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 09.00 – 10.00 CET

or

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 09.00 – 10.00 CET

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST: Session 1: Onboarding and introduction to IMS

Get familiar with your new role as a new member of the company's executive team.

Set up your team's organization, get familiar with your virtual insurance company by using the SWOT technique, and start analysing the company.

Please reserve about 1.5h to prepare for the programme (pre work).

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST: Session 2: Value creation and performance ratios

Look at the concepts of economic value and link the performance ratios into the concept of a ratio tree.

Discuss your strategy to take decisions on the lines of business, the target customer groups, pricing, underwriting, reinsurance and much more.

Please reserve about 1.5h to prepare for the programme (pre work).

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST: Session 3: UW profitability and capital requirements

Identify the key elements that drive underwriting profitability, framework for setting a strategic plan.

Introduction to the Solvency ratio, identify different sources of funding and discuss the risk components of required capital.

Adjust your business and reinsurance decisions to meet your strategic goals.

Discuss different projects from big data to sustainability and from consumer experience to product innovation.

Please reserve about 1.5h to review the past session and prepare for the next. Group work may be involved (pre work).

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST: Session 4: Impact of reinsurance

Focus on solvency ratios and introduce the concept of underwriting leverage.

Examine the capital structure, look at the impact of reinsurance and the capital relief and discuss the cost of reinsurance and reinsurance leverage.

Take into account changing economic conditions for decision making.

Identify the effect of interest rates on assets and liabilities and learn about the concepts of duration and DV01.

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.30 CEST: Session 5: Investments and Asset-Liability-Matching

Examine the capital structure and discuss the effectiveness of different reinsurance strategies.

Focus on investment yields, duration and exposure mismatch, and identify the impact on capital used to cover market risk.

Hold an investor pitch and highlight reasons why investors should consider your company as a major investment.

Who will be the winner of the challenge?

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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.