Special Aspects of Insurance Mathematics


PD Dr. Alexander Kling is partner and senior consultant at the Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaften (ifa), Prof. Dr. Jochen Ruß is managing partner at the Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaften (ifa). They both combine scientific work with practical life insurance expertise. Their focus is on the development of innovative life insurance products in particular with new forms of guarantees, on actuarial aspects of life settlements, as well as on behavioral aspects of insurance demand.


2/0 SWS (4 ECTS)

Seminar date

This seminar takes place as a block seminar. The attendance at all seminar dates is required.

The dates will be discussed with the participants at the beginning of the winter semester.





If you are interested, simply contact Stefan Schelling (stefan.schelling(at)uni-ulm.de) and Yusha Chen (yusha.chen(at)uni-ulm.deas soon as possible with the following information:

  • name
  • subject of study, number of semesters
  • current overview of grades
  • Which lectures have you already heard in Actuarial Science, Financial Mathematics and Finance (including thecurrent semester)?  


The seminar will cover special aspects and innovative topics in life insurance. For this seminar, we will put a special focus on different aspects of retirement systems, retirement savings products and respective demand. Participants of the seminar will receive current research papers which will then be presented in the seminar.

Target Group

The seminar is suitable for Master students in Wirtschaftsmathematik, Wirtschaftswissenschaften or Finance. Previous knowledge in Personenversicherungsmathematik, Insurance Economics and Financial Mathematics 1 are helpful.

Seminar Performance

Based on her/his performance in the seminar, every participant will be credited with an (internal) grade.