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Risk Manager Insights

We regularly survey risk, compliance and ICS managers at Swiss insurance companies on current topics. Thanks to our long-term series of surveys, we can draw a unique picture of developments in the field of risk and control at health, life, non-life and reinsurance companies. The studies were conducted in cooperation with Mazars AG. Below you will find all publications and studies. If you have a question or suggestion for a next study, please contact Angela Zeier Röschmann. You are looking for continuing education on the topics of insurance law, regulation, compliance, risk management in the insurance sector? Check out our certificate course.


Internal Control System at Swiss Insurers: An Analysis of the Maturity Level

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Maturity of compliance management systems at Swiss insurance companies.

Download the study in German(PDF 4,2 MB)
Presentation of the study results in German(PDF 2,8 MB)


Business Model Transformation in the Swiss Insurance Market - The Role of Risk Management.

Download the study in German (PDF 1,5 MB)(PDF 1,5 MB)
Download of the study in French (PDF 1.5 MB)(PDF 1,5 MB)

In the article of April 20, 2021 in HZ Insurance, the main findings of the study were processed and presented (only available in German).

Presentation of the study results in German (PDF 2.2 MB)(PDF 2,2 MB)

Sentiment on the impact of COVID-19 on the Austrian insurance industry.

Download the study on the Austrian insurance industry in German (as of June 2020).(PDF 329,3 KB)

How Insurers in Switzerland Experience the Corona Crisis: A Mood Survey.

Download of the study on the Swiss insurance market (survey of March 2020): German(PDF 691,8 KB), English(PDF 687,5 KB), French(PDF 692,0 KB).

The article of July 1, 2020 in the Swiss Insurance Association as well as in Impact ZHAW deals with the question of insurability of pandemics. To the German, English, Italian and French version of the article.

In the May 6, 2020 article in HZ Insurance, we explore why the insurability boundary runs between epidemic and pandemic and why the industry and policymakers are now called upon.

Insight into the practice of the three lines of defense at Swiss insurers.

Download the study on the model of the three lines of defense: English(PDF 6,1 MB), French(PDF 6,2 MB), German(PDF 6,1 MB).

Here you can find the presentation of the study results (PDF 2,2 MB).(PDF 2,2 MB)

Public Disclosure in the Insurance Market. Initial experience with the report on the financial position.

Download the full study in German(PDF 3,5 MB) and the core results in English(PDF 2,6 MB).

ORSA Switzerland. Where do Swiss insurers stand?

Study 2018

Download the study on the implementation of the ORSA in German(PDF 1,9 MB) and English(PDF 1,5 MB).

Study 2017

Download the study on the implementation of the ORSA in English(PDF 6,8 MB), French(PDF 2,5 MB) and German(PDF 2,5 MB).

Contact person ZHAW

Contact person Mazars

Denise Wipf, Partnerin und Leiterin Versicherungen, Mazars Switzerland AG