Property and Casualty Reinsurance Basics

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Date 21 Mar - 01 Apr 2022
Virtual Training Course Online
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About this course

This course is an extended introduction to reinsurance. It is targeted at insurance professionals in the early stages of their career who will need to interact with reinsurers.
Please only register if you can make yourself available for the full duration of the course!

Learning goals

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to the functions of reinsurance. 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.


Participants should at least have:

  • 1-2 years of experience in an insurance company
  • Basic understanding of insurable interest, utmost good faith, indemnity, contract law, insurance law.


Onboarding sessions (choose one)
Wednesday 16 March 2021, 09:00 – 10:00 CET or
Thursday 17 March 2021, 09:00 – 10:00 CET

Training sessions
Monday 21 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CET
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CET
Friday 25 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CET
Monday 28 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
Wednesday 30 March 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST
Friday 1 April 2022, 08.30 – 12.00 CEST

EMEA and ASIA friendly time zones


  • 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.


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.

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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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