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23/24 May 2019 in Malaga

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 Instituto de Actuarios Españoles.


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 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 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 member of the IAA health committee and a board member of the IAA health section.

Thomas Albers
Thomas Albers, Senior Analyst at Allianz Germany. He works in the risk department responsible for the life sector of Allianz in Germany. Besides of the organization and coordination of the ORSA process, Thomas works on several risk related topics like top risk assessment, planning with respect to Solvency II and an assessment of the SAA from a risk point of view. Prior to his current position, Thomas Albers worked for Allianz Group and consultancies on several aspects of risk modelling, in particular with regards to implementation and validation for MCEV, Solvency II and SST models. Thomas is a member of the German actuarial society (DAV) and Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).

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Venue & Accommodation

The seminar will take place at the

Hilton Garden Inn
Avenida Velazquez 126
Malaga, 29004, Spain
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We have arranged special prices for accommodation. The special rate is 130 € per night, including breakfast, VAT and city tax. It is valid for bookings by 25 April 2019 out of our allotment “GEAA”. Kindly book your accommodation directly with the hotel by sending an e-mail to and note the hotel’s cancellation policy.