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IRLA Congress 2018

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Who We Are

IRLA is the UK market body for insurance and reinsurance legacy management professionals. IRLA is recognised as the voice of the legacy management sector by a wide range of government and market bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS); the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as well as the Employers Liability Tracing Office (ELTO). IRLA is also affiliated with several other market associations all the while working with these others to increase benefits to members.

IRLA activities range from industry consultation with government to promotion of the sector’s skills and expertise. In particular, the IRLA Academy provides top quality, competitively priced, training that is fully accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of the world’s premier professional training organisations for the general insurance industry. More recently, IRLA has also established its own, annual awards designed to promote and recognise excellence in legacy management.

Events & Training

IRLA Congress 2018
14/05/2018 - Training
For the sixth year running we return to Brighton for our annual international legacy conference.  The 2018 conference will also feature a 2.25 hour technical briefing session: a visit to the Brighton Pavilion: opening night networking events: two headline... MORE
The discount rate problem
14/05/2018 - Training
This session will look at the: Background to what has gone on with the discount rate to date and where we are up to. Anticipated next steps and the possible ways in which the Government might move forward with... MORE
Persuasive Skills
15/05/2018 - Training
The challenge for most people as they progress through their career, is to sustain the belief in their own ability and potential, and to have the confidence to put themselves forward for senior positions. This is particularly challenging in... MORE
IRLA Members Networking Session
07/06/2018 - Networking
IRLA Link & Learn Audio CPD Presentation – Introduction to Finality Options – Mergers & Acquisitions, Part VII’s and the Reinsurance Alternative
13/06/2018 - Training
SUMMARY (INTRODUCTION LEVEL) Suitable for all young professionals, or those new to the business who would like to know more. Insurance mergers & acquisitions have been in the spotlight for a number of years and the current market environment... MORE
Introduction to the London Insurance Market with Lloyds tour – SOLD OUT
19/06/2018 - Training
SUMMARY This introductory session will appeal to all those who wish to gain a practical understanding and useful working knowledge of this professional environment. This session will: Provide a basic knowledge of the re/insurance market Demonstrate how Lloyd’s and... MORE

Why Join?

Market representation
...and promotion of the interests of legacy professionals to other sector bodies, government and regulators.
Helping insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals
Networking - sharing expertise and best practice - enhancing learning and innovating.
IRLA Academy
CPD accredited technical insurance and reinsurance briefings and workshops.
IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
For those under 35 or new to and working in the (re)insurance legacy sector.
Industry Events
Annual members’ dinner & industry awards – annual congress – social events and networking opportunities.
Membership discounts
E-membership discount card which can be used at a selection of venues and for a number of publications.

Membership Categories

IRLA welcomes applications for Affiliate membership for which an application must be submitted to the Board of Directors. Other trade associations and market bodies may apply to the Board of Directors for consideration of this honorary membership.

Full membership £1,750+VAT

  • unlimited number of employees and staff of purchased companies
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any employee can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • vote on any proposed changes to the Association
  • access to member discounts

Associate membership £525+VAT

  • for companies with 9 or less staff based in the UK and all companies based entirely overseas
  • 9 named members
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any of those 9 employees can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Sole Trader Membership £195+VAT

  • for sole traders and individuals operating consultancies
  • can put yourself forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • can put yourself forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Young Professional Membership £150+VAT

  • for students, trainees and those with less than 5 years in the industry
  • can put yourself forward for a working party
  • access to member discounts

(where you belong to a non-member company)

Young Professional



The Discount rate: when is it likely to be reviewed, where it is likely to end up and the factors that will make a difference along the way... MORE
Carter Perry Bailey
EU sanctions prohibiting insurance and reinsurance – recent developments and practical steps.... MORE
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