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24/25 Sep 2018 in Ljubljana

The ORSA Process, Lessons Learned? – A Case Study for the Standard Formula

Capital and Risk management has always been a key activity for both Life/Health and Property & Casualty (i.e. non-life) Insurance companies and Groups. Since Solvency II is in place for a longer period now, the new risk based regulations lead to new and more formal challenges in this area: This includes a much more formal risk management approach and the need for conducting an “Own Risk & Solvency Assessment”. This seminar is an advanced seminar and is set up as a case study for companies who plan to fulfil the Solvency II Pillar 2 requirements with a standard formula. A good understanding of the standard formula approach and the basics of ORSA are required. The seminar will start with a short summary to the basics of ORSA and continue with the case study. The seminar will also include usual comments made by regulatory authorities on ORSA.

Organised by the EAA - European Actuarial Academy GmbH in cooperation with the Slovensko Aktuarsko Drustvo.


The seminar is open to all interested persons, such as actuaries, risk and capital managers, controllers from all types of insurance companies or consultants or supervisors. Participants should have a good understanding of the standard formula and basic knowledge of ORSA.

During this seminar, you will not need a laptop.

Purpose and Nature

The aim of this seminar/case study is for participants to learn based on a practical example how to solve key issues related to the ORSA and Enterprise Risk Management using a standard formula approach. The case study is set up in a way that two solo companies (Non Life, Life & Health business) of an insurance group are considered. For each of these companies an ORSA process needs to be set up (as part of a larger group).

The seminar will only focus on presentations in a limited way, but its core will be a mixture of presentations, case studies and practical work. The seminar will be of interest for participants who work for an insurance group or a subsidiary of a group company (it will not matter if the mother company is a large international group or just a local insurance group itself).

Key focus will be given on how to assess the suitability of the standard formula as required under Solvency II regulation. Another focus topic is how to arrive to an overall solvency need (using combined quantitative and qualitative methods), but also how this overall solvency need can be used for setting up the risk strategy, defining risk appetite and limits and how the link to the business and strategy planning process can be practically achieved. The case study is based on the standard formula.


The language of the seminar will be English.


Dr Dieter Köhnlein
Dieter Köhnlein, Senior Actuarial Consultant at Roever Broenner Susat Mazars in Germany. He advises insurance and reinsurance companies in Solvency II implementation within all three pillars and performs related external audits. Dieter is heading the actuarial function of various insurance companies on an outsourced basis. Prior to his consulting work, Dieter has been heading an actuarial department of a primary insurance company. He has been involved in S II related stakeholder consultation procedures for more than fifteen years now as part of his work for the actuarial profession. Dieter is member of the board of Deutsche Aktuarvereinigung, member of the Insurance Regulation Committee of the IAA and its ORSA subcommittee. He has been involved on behalf of the AAE in the development of the ESAP 3 model standard on ORSA.

Dr Nader Razouk
Nader Razouk, Head of Independent Validation Unit at Allianz Group. In his role, he works on validating the internal model for all risk types and is as well responsible for the internal model Governance. During his career he worked on the implementation of Solvency II requirements in the actuarial department of non-life, life and health insurers. At Allianz Germany he was responsible for the non-life reserving of four legal entities. Prior to his engagement at Allianz Nader Razouk worked for a big four company in the actuarial service practice. The majority of his projects were in the area of Solvency II in particular around Pillar 1 (Standard - and Internal Models), Pillar 2 (e.g. Actuarial Function and ORSA implementation) and in particular the IMAP implementation. He supported a major international insurance group in its implementation of the Actuarial Function and Internal Model Approval Process (IMAP). Since 2010, Nader regularly lectures on seminars of the German and European Actuarial Academy (DAA / EAA).

Dr Ulrich Stellmann
Ulrich Stellmann, senior manager financial services at KPMG in Germany. Various working experience in insurance and consulting business. Before joining the consulting business he was senior manager at ERGO Insurance AG, Germany. In this role, he works on actuarial governance within the group and on the implementation of Solvency II requirements regarding the actuarial function (life, health and non-life) in the integrated risk management department. Prior to his current position. Ulrich Stellmann worked in several fields of risk management and actuarial practice, e.g. appointed actuary positions in health insurance or product development in life insurance. In addition to some engagement in the German association of actuaries (DAV), Ulrich Stellmann is a vice chair of the IAA health committee and a member of the IAA health section.

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Venue & Accommodation

The seminar will take place at the

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Slovenska cesta 34
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

We have arranged special prices for accommodation. The special rate is 150 € on the 23 September and 170 € on the 24 September 2018, including breakfast and VAT but excl. 2.50 € city tax per person and night. It is valid for bookings by 2 September 2018 out of our allotment “EAA Seminar”. Our allotment includes a limited number of rooms. Kindly book your accommodation directly with the hotel using this booking form and note the hotel’s cancellation policy.