After his postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Habilitation”) at the University of Passau, Prof. Gründl was Professor at Humboldt University Berlin from 1999 until 2010, before he transferred to the Chair of Insurance and Regulation at Goethe University Frankfurt and appointed as Managing Director of the International Center for Insurance Regulation (ICIR) in 2010.
Prof. Gründl’s main research interests lie in the area of insurance and risk management. During the past years he has concentrated on the question of policyholders’ demand behavior under the possible risk of loss of the insurance benefits and on the resulting consequences for the regulation of insurance companies. A further research topic is the analysis of financial planning decisions, taking into account biometric risks, e.g. the long-term care risk. At Goethe University, Prof. Gründl wants to focus his research on insurance regulation in order to strengthen the scientific basis for the International Center for Insurance Regulation.
In his lectures insurance theory is an important topic. Hence, his lecture “Risk Management and Insurance” deals with the theory of insurance demand, taking informational problems between insurees and insurers into account. Risk-adequate pricing of insurance contracts is a further focus of this lecture. In the lecture “Asset and Liability Management of Insurance Companies”, risk management instruments of insurance companies, like their investment or reinsurance policies, are analyzed on a quantitative basis.