Management of (Re-) Insurance Companies


Dr. Schanz


Mark Benedikt Schultze

Important news


This lecture will be held in English.

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



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 tba of each team
  • Submission of team elaboration paper till tba and of team presentation till tba (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 2020 Professor 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.