2 - 5 May 2022
Understanding the Performance of an Insurance Company: An Introduction
Due to the inversion of the production cycle, the insurance business is very different from other traditional industries. Understanding, measuring and managing the performance of insurance companies is difficult due to the specific risks insurance companies must cover. It is therefore essential that you, as employee of the insurance sector, understand how your company is functioning, how its activity is measured via the balance sheet and the P&L, what are the main regulations influencing this measure, which indicators are used to assess the performance and what levers can improve this performance.
The aim of this workshop is to
We will cover life as well as non-life insurance. Health insurance will not be specifically covered.
Organised by the EAA - European Actuarial Academy GmbH.
This training is an introduction to main concepts and is therefore particularly suited for participants, coming potentially from different departments (product development, risk management, finance, accounting but also underwriting, claims management or IT), wanting to develop a broader view on how their work can influence the performance. It is also well suited for newcomers or people wanting to refresh their minds on these concepts.
This introduction training is not designed for people wanting to build a deep expertise on the presented topics.
Technical RequirementsPlease check with your IT department if your firewall and computer settings support web session participation (the programme Zoom is used for this online training). Please also make sure that you are joining the web session with a stable internet connection.
Purpose and Nature
The seminar will alternate between methodological concepts, practical examples and case studies in order to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the techniques presented.
The instructor-led sessions will take place online over four days between 9:00 and 12:30. The participants will be requested to look at 14 e-learning capsules (of around 30 minutes each):
The e-learning capsules contains pedagogical presentations of the concepts with examples. They can be followed by the participants whenever they want between the webinars, as pre-requisites.
The participants will perform the case studies in Excel.
Examples in e-learning capsules and case studies will be based on our experience with Belgian companies but are not specific to Belgium and are rather applicable to most European countries.
Aurélie Miller (Reacfin)Aurélie Miller is a director at Reacfin who heads our Center of Excellence for Life, Health & Pension. Mrs. Miller holds a Master of Business Engineer (Magna Cum Laude) from the Solvay Business School of the University of Brussels and a Master in Actuarial Science (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Louvain. In 2006, she won thesis price of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (“IA|BE”). In 2007 Aurélie was finalist of the SCOR Award 2007 for best research work in actuarial science. She worked as a PhD student in actuarial science at the University of Louvain and as an assistant in Mathematics at the University of Brussels. Before joining Reacfin, Aurélie worked for 4 years as head of Non-Life Assets & Liabilities Modeling and Risk Management for Generali in Belgium. As such she was responsible for the development of a Non-Life ALM model and for the Solvency II project (economic capital calculation, value calculation, validations activities). She was also involved in other projects such as the improvement of the Life ALM tool and in the creation of a business plan for online sales. Aurélie is a certified member of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE).
Natacha Brouhns (Reacfin)Mrs. Natacha Brouhns is a Managing Partner of Reacfin. She holds multiple degrees including a PhD. in Actuarial Science, MSc Actuarial Science (Magna Cum Laude), MSc. Electro-technical Civil Engineer (Magna Cum Laude), Postgraduate in Statistics (Summa Cum Laude) as well as a degree in Philosophy. Natacha is author of several publications in actuarial science both for Life and Non-Life topics. Natacha has gained deep experience in Life and Non-Life insurance industry as a modeler and validator. She has developed several ALM models for Life insurance companies and has therefor mastery as much on the liability side as on the asset side of the balance sheet. She is coordinating all learning activities at Reacfin. Natacha is a certified member of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE).
Samuel Mahy (Reacfin)Samuel graduated as a Master in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) with an additional minor in Economy and holds a Master in Actuarial Science, as well. He is the Head of the Non-Life Center of Excellence at Reacfin. Samuel has been active 5 years in the reinsurance sector where he was involved in reinsurance pricing model developments. At the same time he was also the main responsible of the UK market portfolio profitability follow-up. Samuel joined Reacfin in June 2010 as a specialist in Non-Life Insurance and Reinsurance and he has acquired a sound knowledge of Solvency 2 frameworks (Non-Life, Health). As a director, he is involved in various missions as modelling, implementation and validation of pillar I deliverables (standard approach and (Partial) Internal models), reinsurance optimization, model documentation, non-life pricing model development for several lines of business, etc.. Samuel is a qualified actuary of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE).
Xavier Maréchal (Reacfin)Xavier is founder and CEO of Reacfin. Xavier is one of the co-authors of “Actuarial Modeling of Claim Counts: Risk Classification, Credibility and Bonus-Malus Systems” (Wiley, 2007). Xavier has obtained different academic degrees as MSc. Civil Engineer (Applied Mathematics), MSc. Actuarial Science and MSc. Management. Xavier has extensive experience in the actuarial field obtained during his 15 years as a principal consultant for many national and multinational insurance companies. He has gained a complementary experience in various fields going from Non-Life ratemaking and provisioning to health modeling and ALM. After several years of intensive modeling activities in Health, Non-Life and ALM, Xavier works now mainly as reviewer, mentor for consultants, and trainer. He performed several validation assignments and holds the actuarial function for a health insurance company. Xavier is a qualified actuary of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE) and is involved in the Data Science and AI workgroup of the IA|BE.
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