This course addresses the most important issues related to the risk, capital and liquidity management in insurance and reinsurance companies. The principles-based approach makes the course suitable for professionals from all types of insurance and reinsurance companies.

Target audience

Insurance and reinsurance professionals (early and intermediate level) who work at (or interface with) the risk and finance functions and who want to improve and expand their knowledge in finance and risk management topics with a specific focus on insurance companies.


Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience. A working knowledge of quantitative techniques is beneficial but not indispensable for a successful completion. The course language is English.


Participants will gain an understanding of the main issues in risk, capital and liquidity management for insurance and reinsurance companies. They will also be provided with a consistent conceptual economic framework that takes regulatory side constraints into consideration.

Course director

Prof. Dr. Pablo Koch Medina, Director Center for Finance and Insurance, University of Zurich


Sebastian Bodemer Partner Finyon
Hansjörg Germann

Independent Board Member and Former Investment and Risk Management Executive

Different companies
Dr. Astrid Jäkel Partner Oliver Wyman
Jan Jäger Head Group Economic Value Management Swiss Re
Dr. Philipp Keller COO Quantica Capital
Christian Kahl Senior Treasury Officer, Balance Sheet Management EMEA Swiss Re
Prof. Dr. Pablo Koch Professor of Finance and Insurance UZH
Joachim Masur Entrepreneur and Former Insurance Senior Executive  
Dr. Lutz Wilhelmy Head Group Regulatory Risk Management Swiss Re
Dr. Thomas Wilson CRO and author of Value and Capital Management Allianz Group


Active classroom attendance and assessment


Confirmation of participation (3 ECTS) The credits can be transferred to the DAS in Finance and the MAS in Finance.


Lecture (attendance required)

Place & Date

Course duration: 27. September, 2019 - 05. October, 2019

Event Date Place
Lecture 27. September, 2019 Zurich
Lecture 28. September, 2019 Zurich
Lecture 04. October, 2019 Zurich
Lecture 05. October, 2019 Zurich

Application deadline: August 31, 2019


CHF 3000.–

Travel and accommodation are not included.