Suitable for conventional and alternative (re)insurance practitioners.

Capital Markets

Suitable for asset managers investing in, or looking to invest in, ILS.

Public Officials

Suitable for public officials looking to transfer sovereign risk more efficiently.

Make More Informed Decisions With The Knowledge Of Insurance-Linked Securities

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Whether you are new to ILS or you are an experienced industry practitioner, this course will teach you the fundamentals of Insurance-Linked Securities. The course covers the foundations of ILS, their pricing, and application in real life.

Our Vision
Our Mission
Renowned issue

The gap between economic and insured losses is wide

The protection gap, the difference between economic and insured losses, is a damning reflection on both the (re)insurance market and those responsible for managing risk.

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Economic losses from natural disasters in 2020

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Were insured with a disproportionate share coming from developed markets.

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A 64% Protection Gap – rising to 95% in developing countries

Professional development

The course

Our course is 100% online. When you sign up, you will have access to the Moodle learning portal of SB BSU,

allowing you to learn at your own pace, wherever you are in the world.


6 weeks


Insurance-Linked Securities post-graduate programme will equip you with the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to work within the ever-evolving world of Alternative Risk Transfer (ART).

You will undertake a programme that takes a theoretical and practical approach to Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), looking at what they are, how they are used, and the role they play in narrowing the gap between economic and insured losses.

Moreover, you will learn how this uncorrelated asset class offers diversification and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) benefits to institutional investors. A particular focus will be placed on how ILS are used to transfer risk related to natural disasters and climate-related weather events along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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FOR the

The Course

  • Course start date: 15th March 2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks, 100% online
  • Commitment: 6-8 hours per week
  • Fee: GBP 750
  • Inform you on how to use ILS in theory and practice
  • Develop a better understanding of when and why ILS are more suitable than traditional methods of risk transfer
  • Critically evaluate investment projects and opportunities relating to ILS
  • Speak the international language of ILS
  • Module 1: Why risk transfer is so important
  • Module 2: Introduction to Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS)
  • Module 3: Pricing and legal considerations
  • Module 4: How Insurance-Linked Securities are used today
  • Module 5: The advantages and disadvantages of Insurance-Linked Securities
  • Module 6: ILS, Development Aid, and ESG Investing
  • Module 7: The potential usages of ILS within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Module 8: Opportunities ahead and case study
  • Kirill Savrassov & Toby Pughe FCII – co-lecturers
  • Industry leading experts as guest speakers from both the private and public sector at the end of each module.

To learn more go to Faculty Page or Download Prospectus

This course is entirely online, in collaboration with the School of Business of Belarus State University.

Modules are released weekly and can be undertaken in your own time, wherever you are in the world. This interactive course has been designed for busy professionals and students alike.

When you sign up, you will have access to our learning portal, and you’ll be able to work at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a formal academic Certificate of professional qualification upgrade as proof of your knowledge of the subject and a «Cert ILS» (Certified ILS Specialist) designation to underline your ILS knowledge commitments.

Also, if required, students will receive 1,5 academic course credit towards their European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points.

The ECTS helps students transfer credits from one higher education institution to another, with participating countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France and many more.

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the Fundamentals of Insurance-Linked Securities post-graduate course

Formal certificate AND "Cert ILS" designation
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