Management of (Re-) Insurance Companies


Prof. Dr. Dietmar Zietsch

Dr. Schanz


Thorsten Sehner

Important news


This lecture will be held in English.

German title of this lecture: "Ausgewählte Aspekte im Management von Rück-/Versicherungsunternehmen"


Lecture in Ulm: Tuesday, June 04 2019, 11:00-15:30, Heho22/2.22

Lecture and distribution of assignments in Ulm: Wednesday, June 05 2019, 11:00-16:00, Heho22/2.22

Presentations in Cologne: Wednesday, July 17 2019, all-day

Performance Requirements and Evaluation

To successfully pass this course, the following requirements need to be fulfilled by the participants/teams:

  • Participation at the scheduled lessons
  • Elaboration of a sub-subject along the team classification:
  1. Setting up of an article for each team (approx. 20 pages)
  2. Setting up of a presentation for each team
  • Submission of an executive summary till July 10 2019 of each team
  • Submission of team elaboration paper till July 15 2019 and of team presentation till July 17 2019 (before session in Cologne)
  • Consistent division (time wise and content wise) of the presentation for every team member (overall 45 min presentation and 15 min discussion for each team)
  • During the period of editing: Participation at coordination circles for each team

The performance of the participants is evaluated in the following way:

  • 50% team elaboration
  • 50% individual presentation and dispute

Course Content

In the summer term 2019 Professor Dr. Dietmar Zietsch and Dr. Schanz will offer a special course in reinsurance in cooperation with SCOR Reinsurance. The course will discuss current topics of reinsurance. A special focus will be on parametric insurance products and their pricing.

During the course the students will work in groups on a set of problems and present their solutions at an excursion to SCOR Re in Cologne.

Target Group

The course is offered to master degree students in (Wirtschafts-)Mathematik, Wirtschaftswissenschaften and in our Master of Finance Program, who specialize in Actuarial Sciences.

Since reinsurance is an important area for actuaries where many of our alumni work, this course is of particular interest for every student who considers reinsurers as potential future employers.


Since the number of participants is limited you need to apply for this course by February 14, 2019 sending an email to which should include the following information:

-          name

-          program

-          current transcript of courses

-          actuarial courses and seminars taken (including Winter term 2018/2019)