Society for the Advancement of Insurance Sciences at the University of Mannheim

Board of directors
Alf N. Schlegel
Board member of 
Mannheimer Versicherungen
Vice President:
Frank Karsten
President of the board of directors of
Stuttgarter Versicherung Holding AG
Recording clerk:
Ralf Beißer
Spokesman of the board of
Neue Rechtsschutz Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG
Holger Tietz
President of the board of directors of

Prof. Dr. Peter Albrecht, Mannheim Business School, University of Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Bartels, School of Business Informatics and Mathematics, University of Mannheim (Homepage)
Prof. Dr. Oliver Brand LL.M., Department of Law, University of Mannheim  (Homepage)
Prof. Dr. Martin Schlather, Chair of Stochastics and Its Applications, University of Mannheim (Homepage)
Dr. Hans Bücken, President of the board of directors of VPV Versicherungen, Stuttgart
Norbert Heinen, President of the board of directors of Württembergische Versicherungen, Stuttgart
Dr. Ralf Kantak, President of the board of directors of SDK Versicherung, Fellbach
Roland Oppermann, Board member of SV SparkassenVersicherung, Stuttgart


The purpose of the society is the advancement of insurance sciences at the University of Mannheim in both research and teaching. This purpose is specified in the statutes of the society. It is realized by supporting the Institute of Insurance Sciences at the University of Mannheim, intensifying the relationship between science and practice, funding research projects and organizing scientific events.

The annual conference is usually held in the first quarter of each year and is open for both, members and non-members of the society. The lectures are published by Prof. Dr. P. Albrecht, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Bartels and Prof. Dr. O. Brand in the Institute for Insurance Sciences as the Mannheimer Conference Proceedings by the publishing house Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft, Karlsruhe.

Members will receive the Proceedings for free.  A list of previous publications can be found here.

Any natural and legal person can become a member of the society. The annual fee is chosen by the members themselves. It should amount to at least 15,- EUR for natural and 300,- EUR for legal persons.

Please send your application for membership to the secretary of the managing director of the Institute of Insurance Sciences, Prof. Dr. Peter Albrecht. (Frau Walther, Phone.: 0621/181-1680, Fax: 0621/181-1681, Mail: risk(at)