Modern Product Development in Life

Event Type

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th of June 2020


Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Are you looking for a brief overview on the life product landscape and its evolution?
Would you like to discuss different product techniques with experts and gain insights in the future of life product development?
Are you interested in accelerating your life product development projects?

If yes, our seminar "Modern Product Development in Life" on 8/9 June 2020 in Helsinki, Finland, is perfect for you.

The two-day seminar deals with product development of life insurance products (i.e. saving and retirement products as well as risk products).

The early-bird registration fee is € 840.00 plus 24% VAT for bookings by 8 April 2020. After this date, the fee will be € 990.00 plus 24% VAT.

Please find all additional information in this print version as well as on our website where you will find the registration form. An overview on other upcoming events can be downloaded as well.


Day 1 starts with an overview on current life product landscape and its evolution over the past decades. We will discuss basic life insurance products for savings and retirement. Thereby, we will focus on the general product technique as well as on the major performance drivers. After that, we will have a deep dive into the area of assets and investments dedicated and eligible for life insurance products. In the end of day 1, we will discuss some enhancements of basic life insurance products as well as some new approaches.

Day 2 starts with risk products and potential enhancements in the digital age. Then we will turn our attention to major aspects of modern product development projects. Here we cover topics like digitization, user experience and agile development. In the afternoon, we wrap up major aspects of the seminar in a live demo. This showpiece will demonstrate how fast and flexible modern product development projects can or better “should” be.

Dr Axel Wachsmann, Dr Elias Vicari and Frank Genheimer

Biographical details

Dr Axel Wachsmann

Axel joined Barclays in January 2019 as a managing director to co-head the cross asset solutions and rates sales for Germany and Austria. In this position he is together with his team in charge of institutional and indirect retail investment solutions as well as more flow rates product distribution. Before that Axel has been working in particular at Société Générale for more than 13 years, most recently as head of insurance distribution Europe (ex-France). His personal focus is life insurance products ranging from guaranteed funds to full hedging solutions of variable annuities. Axel started his carrier in 1994 as Risk Controller for Deutsche Bank. He studied mathematical economics in Bielefeld and in Lyon. His Ph.D. thesis dealt with equilibrium models including convertible bonds.

Dr Elias Vicari

Elias has been Chief Operating Officer of Squarelife Lebensversicherungs-AG since April 2013. Squarelife is a sister company of Lifeware AG, an innovative IT and outsourcing provider that has been providing services to numerous European life insurance companies in 17 national markets for more than 20 years. Elias has been involved in Squarelife's digital and agile product development for many years with the goal of implementing the end-to-end processes - application to SolvencyII calculations in an integrated system - for a new life insurance product in a few days.

Frank Genheimer

Frank is Managing Director and Partner with New Insurance Business (Switzerland), a consulting company that offers strategic and tactical business and management consulting for insurance companies and their cooperation partners. The focus of his work is set on innovations, new business strategy, products & related investments as well as cooperation management. Frank is a regular speaker and moderator at events, seminars and workshops throughout the financial service industry. Before he started his career as consultant in 2015, he worked within European life insurance industry for about eleven years.