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Welcome to 2023 – IRLA charity update

We will start 2023 off with some wonderful news. We have received a certificate from National Autistic Society showing the final amount that we had raised this year. Thank you to all our members that helped raise this.

If you have any suggestions for IRLA’s chosen charity in 2023, please submit your proposed name with a brief reason why to secretariat 

We have individual places for the IRLA or IRLA YPG tables left for the Annual Quiz on 19 January. If you would like to come along and test your knowledge please email Catherine.

IRLA Congress 2023

Despite the UK Bank Holiday on Monday, Congress will be open for all delegates who have booked and would like to attend. We will be open from 10:00.

Ahead of the confirmation ticket and brochure that each delegate will receive, here is some early detail on the programme:

10:00 All meeting rooms will be open and delegates are welcome to come along to work alone or with clients.  There are also private meeting rooms that can be booked, (click here) but there is plenty of free space for confidentiality to be observed.

10:30 We visit Albourne Vineyard for a tour and tasting followed by lunch. A vintage bus will collect guests from outside the hotel and leave the vineyard at 13:30. You can register here for your place (subject to places) at a cost of £30.

13:15 There will be a buffet lunch open to all.

14:30 – 16:15 A breakout considering the worldwide legal and insurance history of abuse claims.  As with previous years’ sessions, this one will have limited seating and will start with a film and a Q&A, followed by a presentation and discussion of the litigation history of abuse. A good primer for anyone who has any working involvement with abuse cases.

16:30 An interview with a market expert regarding talent and leadership career paths. This will be filmed for later access.

18:00 Informal reception of drinks and canapes in the Victoria Lounge, Grand Hotel, with delegates leaving for their own dinner engagements after.

From 20:00 the Regent Room will have karaoke which will overspill into the Victoria Lounge. All are welcome.

As The Grand Hotel is fully booked, we can offer a discount code for the Leonardo Hotel. This can be found on our website when you book for the conference, or you can contact the office on 07464 113651 or email for the code.

IRLA’s 2022 charity fundraising update

We are proud to announce the current total for this year’s charity is £18725.00. This is a fantastic amount that really will make a huge difference to the NAS (National Autistic Society).

We would like to thank all who donated – big and small.

There is still time to donate – we are accepting donations until November 30, 2022. You can donate here: IRLA International is fundraising for National Autistic Society (

If you have any suggestions for IRLA’s chosen charity in 2023, please submit your proposed name with a brief reason why to secretariat 

IRLA training programme update

On 29 September IRLA ran a LinknLearn ‘Re/insurance Legacy Financing Solutions’. This was well attended in person and on-line and this can now be seen on-demand by logging into the Members Area of the website. Passwords for this can be requested from the office.

The link also has the slides and speaker’s bios.

Feel free to submit feedback to the office

Annual Dinner

For the 70 of you that did not have £10 on the night and asked to make an online donation, here is the link.

We would like to especially thank Lauren O’Malley from Enstar for gifting her £250 win back to the NAS, and we thank Gaby Richardson (NAS) for coming along to speak to us.

For those who asked about the autism at work programme that our funds are going towards the link is here. We are hopeful that our final collection total from the Annual Members Dinner will pay for one person with ASD to find work.

We hear that a good night was had, and we will see you again soon

Change to our contact details

With immediate effect the landline number for IRLA has ceased.

All contact numbers for board members and staff can be found on the website, along with email contacts.

For directors – » Who We Are – IRLA (

For staff – IRLA – Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (

Heads up for Congress 2023

New member HSBC held its inaugural Legacy Dinner and debate earlier this month with a select few invitees and IRLA Director Paul Corver, had this to say –

Aside from a very pleasant meal it was good to share some informal and personal views of the progress of the legacy market over the last 2-3 years.

The recently updated PwC global survey report was on everyone’s lips but following Liz Martins’s economic review presentation the room was somewhat subdued, but ready to listen to her again at Congress in May 2023.“

You can now book for the conference only by clicking here for the application form. PLEASE NOTE bookings are only held for 28 days and if unpaid in this time will be released with no further reminder.

Website information
The IRLA website has lots of information on there for you all to see. Events and training, on-demand courses, news articles, information on YPG, and a new membership brochure.

If you have any news articles that you think other IRLA members would like to see, please send to

The IRLA website is for you – keep an eye on it!

IRLA members information

Dear members

As part of our ongoing governance review process, we have recently updated the members area of the Association website and added a number of documents. However, we are open to suggestions of what else would be of value to you, please contact us here.

A new password will be given to each member registered separately. If you would like the password, please contact us here. In order to ensure only members, receive this password we will be asking you to confirm your staff names in the next couple of weeks. In some instances, we will also be asking for the Main Contact (if they have changed, or other major changes have taken place, merger, office move, company name, membership category etc) to complete a new membership form.

If we can provide any guidance on our services, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone, we are here Monday to Thursday


IRLAASSIA and Singapore Insurance Institute (SII) joined together for an invitation only panel presentation on the 06 October to discuss about ‘Development and Management of In-Force Business’.

Our ambassador Adam Horridge, past YPG Chairman and Young Professional of the Year led the much-delayed F2F session for the introduction of legacy values in Singapore, seen here with other speakers from the event.

If you have any work colleagues or clients who are interested in Asia please feel free to contact us


IRLA marked the return of the annual insurance rendezvous in Monte Carlo with a capacity attendance for their early morning panel of advisers and acquirers talking about how the market is Delivering Legacy Solutions to Live Insurers.

Please click here for a press release.

We were fortunate to be able to record the panel presentation, please click here to access the video

A hole in one!

Gary Crowley of Compre, got a hole in one on the third hole.  Traditionally, this player would buy a round of drinks, however, Gary has donated £150 instead to IRLAs 2022 charity the NAS (National Autistic Society). Thank you Gary

IRLA Golf day result

Davies First Team – again.

Pictured is left to right – Andy Gregory, Steve Goate being presented with the Dave Scasbrook Memorial Cup, (sponsored by Swiss Re) by Josh Scasbrook, along with Doug Barker and Danny Grainger. Congratulations go to them all.

We have had fantastic feedback so far regarding the new golf course and food – and it didn’t rain!