We’re pleased to share the news that the IRLA Podcast is now live, with our first episode featuring a chat with Paul Corver.
It has been an ambition and intention of IRLA for some time, to feature more conversations with our members, and to provide the opportunity for our network to hear about the contribution made by individuals in the sector.
We’re sure you’ll agree that a podcast is a great step for us as a membership organisation, and we very much hope and anticipate that we’ll receive suggestions and requests, regarding possible interviewees for the months ahead.
In this particular episode, Paul shares information about his own career, whilst also talking about IRLA and its journey over recent years.
Do please take a listen to the episode, which you can find on the likes of Spotify, and Apple.
This link takes you direct to the conversation: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/IRLA-podcast
If you’d like to be among the first to put yourself forward for a future episode, or you want to suggest who we might be in conversation with next, please feel free to contact our communications team.
You can directly email Deborah, on firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be collating interviewee requests and lining them up for recordings in the weeks ahead.
Our sell-out Crazy Golf event proved a great success this week, when it was held on Tuesday evening at Swingers, in the city.
The IRLA team extends its congratulations to Baljit Goraya FCA ACII and John Baker who were proclaimed the winners on the night.
We’ve already been receiving your positive feedback on this social occasion, and very much intend to host another as part of our forthcoming schedule of activites.
Thank you to all who attended, and if you weren’t able to join us, please do make sure you keep an eye on the events section of our website for future opportunities to get involved.
Our social activities are a fabulous way to meet with sector colleagues and make new friends.
The clock is ticking on your opportunity to nominate someone for the IRLA Young Professional of the Year Award.
This prestigious honour acknowledges a person who has really shown great promise or success throughout the previous year.
They may be someone who is already achieving outstanding outcomes in the legacy market.
They might deserve recognition for outstanding customer service.
They could stand out as a person who is truly ‘one to watch’ in terms of future leadership potential.
In 2022, IRLA applauded Nicola Gaisford with this great accolade. She was selected by judges as someone who stood out to clients and colleagues alike, for always going ‘above and beyond’.
This year, you’ve got until 13th April to submit your nomination, and the award will be presented at Congress on 9th May.
Submitting a nomination is really easy. You only have to write an entry of up to 250 words, detailing why you think that person deserves the honour.
Click here, to see the form: https://www.irla-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/IRLA-Young-Professional-of-the-Year-nomination-form.pdf
IRLA is delighted to welcome new member organisation, BFRC – Black Forest ReInsurance Consulting.
Speaking of the decision to join IRLA, managing director Jens Ziser has been sharing a little about the business, and explaining why it feels like the right time to become part of our thriving membership.
“Since its foundation in 2020, Black Forest ReInsurance Consulting GmbH (BFRC) provides solutions related to non-life runoff across Europe, as well as customized solutions to minimize risk, and increase efficiency for insurance companies, reinsurers, and captives.
Based in the beautiful hills of the Black Forrest in Germany, BFRC develops Exit Solution solutions for R&Q, while also consulting insurers, reinsurers and captives on non-life Legacy portfolio challenges.
Thanks to their experience in M&A transactions and in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of non-life underwriting and M&A transactions, the expert team has already been able to convince major market players to become their clients.
BFRC’s people have known IRLA for many years and appreciate the large network as well as the exchange on legacy topics.
BFRC looks forward to exchanging ideas with other IRLA members on market issues and identifying opportunities for cooperation where appropriate.”
We welcome Jens and the team, and look forward to hearing more about BFRC throughout 2023.
If you’re a new or recently joined member, and want to share information about your motivations for joining, or just tell us more about what you have planned for the year ahead, please email our communications team. Reach out to Debbie on email@example.com
Members from around the UK and across the globe joined us for our latest wine-tasting event in London.
This was the second of three such occasions planned for IRLA members, and it was another great hit.
The Wine Library were superb hosts to us, and picked some terrific tasters, accompanied by great sharing platters.
Please do consider joining us for an event like this in the future.
You can keep an eye on our linkedin feed, or visit the events section of the website.
IRLA Congress 2023 is fast approaching, and takes place between 8th and 10th May.
Places for ‘Conference Only’ (not including B&B) remain for sale, but you’ll have to be quick if you want to secure a slot!
We now have just 20 tickets left.
We already have a great line-up of speakers, and a full and final programme for Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May will be available in due course.
So far, we can reveal that our contributors include:
Peter Stone, Chief Strategy Officer of Sionic – a Davies company. He’ll be talking about talent and succession.
Our Tuesday opening speaker is Liz Martins, Senior Economist at HSBC Bank.
Catalina Sugayan, Partner, Clyde & Co, Chicago, will be guiding us through the latest in abuse cases in the US.
What else can you expect?
Regulators from several domiciles will be joining us to consider communication and support within the industry and update us on their recent papers.
Romy Comiter, FTI Consulting, will again lead a panel that considers the important question of ‘is risk keeping up with the science’?
There will also be discussion on the permacrisis and culture failings, along with capital management, as well as debating whether legacy has lost its stigma.
Don’t delay – book now.
Go to: https://www.irla-international.com/registration-form/