Asset-Liability-Management in Insurance (ALM)


In view of the corona pandemic and its impact on university life, the implementation of the course will be completely digitally (except for the exam(s)).


4/2 SWS

See LSF for the module description (including ECTS).


The course language will be English.


  • All course material will be provided via moodle.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants register for the course on moodle before the beginning of the semester.


Asset-Liability-Management (ALM) describes the management and controlling of liabilities and assets within an insurance company. It is based on techniques from actuarial science and financial mathematics. The course covers the most important methods, which are widely used in practice. These methods become more and more relevant for the risk-management and controlling of insurance companies (e.g. due to the "Solvency II" requirements). The course discusses models, which handle the entire insurance company, as well as models, which focus on single insurance products and the matching of insurance guarantees and the asset allocation.

DAV Exam

Within the lecture it is possible to achieve the certificate of the German actuarial society (DAV) in "Modellierung”. This certificate is a basic requirement for becoming an actuary in Germany.

This certificate can be achieved by passing the first exam or second exam.


This course is oriented to students enrolled in Mathematics and Management (Wirtschaftsmathematik), Management and Exonomics (Wirtschaftswissenschaften) and Finance with specialization Actuarial Science.

Prerequisites are:

Life-, Health- and Pension-Mathematics, Probability Theory, Basic knowledge in Finance and Risk Theory are desirable, but not necessary.

Basic coding skills are desirable, but not necessary. You can use a coding language of your choice. We will discuss the solutions mostly in MS Excel and VBA. Additionally, we will discuss some solutions in Matlab and R.

Main Literature