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....More
Limited tables remaining. Register here » IRLA New Year Quiz – 19 January 2023 – IRLA (irla-international.com)...More
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 email@example.com for the code....More
We would like to wish our members, suppliers and contractors a very happy and peaceful festive holiday. However you spend this seasonal period we hope you and your loved ones remain safe and well.
Our offices will be closed as follows for the festive period:
Friday 23 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023
You can keep up to date with all the latest IRLA social and training events on our website
For any urgent enquiries please email us.
We look forward to speaking to you in 2023....More
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 (justgiving.com)
If you have any suggestions for IRLA’s chosen charity in 2023, please submit your proposed name with a brief reason why to secretariat...More
Dear members, we have the following events coming up:
AGM – 24 November – on teams
Annual Quiz – 19 January 2023 – 16 teams of 6 remaining.
Crazy Golf – 14 March 2023 – 10 teams of 4 available
If you would like to attend any of these events, please register by clicking the event
Our offices will be closed from Friday December 23 to Tuesday January 3, 2023. For urgent enquiries, please email secretariat....More
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...More
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...More
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 (irla-international.com)More
Thursday 19 January 2023
Are you up for the challenge of creating a team that has a vast range of general and far-reaching knowledge? Help us put up a fight against the ‘ringers’ that help the same teams win each year. Tickets include a hot buffet and 12 drinks voucher to be shared amongst your team. Tickers are £396 inc VAT per team of 6.
Tuesday 14 March 2023
After another successful Crazy golf event this year, we are returning to Swingers (City). There will be beer, Wine and soft drinks upon arrival, followed by a cash bar with food platters. Tickets are £396 inc VAT per team of 4.More
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....More
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The IRLA website is for you – keep an eye on it! ...More
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...More
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 email@example.com....More
Our runners continue to stretch, warm up, run and limp their way towards the London Marathon on October 2nd.
One of our runners, Chris Woolener, is a bit of star when it comes to physical exertion having completed in 2022 several marathons and tri-athletic competitions as well as working as a Physical Trainer and being the single father of a very active young daughter.
Chris has experienced what it is like without the right support and couldn’t wait to help us raise funds for a cause that is seriously under recognised and yet could make such a difference to so many. Sometimes all you need is someone to listen.
So this is our last call out for your kindness to contribute £10, or more, to our fund raising. You can do that here.
PS we still have the following auction items that you can bid on:
Band (for an evening) £250
Cheltenham Festival 2023 x 2 £250
Goodwood golf & lunch with J Fair £200
Richmond Beginners golf & lunch x 2 £200
This week is National Inclusion Week, it is the annual celebration of togetherness, recognising inclusion in all of its forms. It highlights the importance of inclusive practices, especially within the workplace, to educate business leaders on their role in the quest for equality.
The following links may be of interest.More
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...More
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!...More
Thank you to everyone who showed interest in running the London Marathon on behalf of National Autistic Society.
The runners are: Simon Baker (NRF), Matt Came (PwC), Chris Woolner (IRLA/AMS), Sara Askew, Jonathan Marion, Eva Rurlander and Michael Biltoo (Kennedys).
We would like to wish them lots of luck and if you would like to sponsor them, please click here: IRLA International is fundraising for National Autistic Society (justgiving.com)...More
Congress Day 1
Monday started with breakout sessions, opening with a passionate argument for legacy claims teams, followed by an informal and informative session on asbestos. The main hall was busy when we covered both operational resilience and investor perspectives. We also welcomed a dozen delegates who arrived by bicycle from London, including former IRLA Director Simon Barnes, raising funds for IRLA’s 2022 chosen charity, the National Autistic Society (“NAS”). Total raised so far will follow. On Monday evening delegates enjoyed informal drinks, a karaoke room, and a trip up the i360 and the witnessing of a successful marriage proposal (not Congress delegates) whilst taking in the amazing view!
Congress Day 2
Tuesday commenced with an uplifting talk from our guest speaker, Mandy Hickson, who was the UK’s first female jet fighter pilot. For many this was the Congress peak and we are thinking of charging for starting a fan club. Delegates then heard the experienced views of a strong panel of CEOs before celebrating Nicola Gaisford of RQIH being presented with IRLA’s Young Professional of the Year Award. Following an eye-opening presentation on AI, and a lively regulatory discussion, the highlight of the afternoon was a very insightful, illuminating and powerful session with the NAS. The evening hosted a very successful Gala Dinner with 300 diners all being served a delicious three courses. Being by the sea, fresh fish was on the menu.
Congress Day 3
Wednesday morning we heard Stephen Roberts’s final address as Chairman of IRLA and this segued into a session from the IRLA Young Professionals Group, with informative sessions on both emerging claims trends and views on future legacy. It also featured guest speaker Dr Katherine Daniels educating us on the safe disposal of waste products from a geological perspective. Currently the UK has no dangerous nuclear waste stored, but this is an area that can come back and haunt insurers. Thank you to all who contributed to make this such a lively and collaborative event.
We will reconvene again on 8-10 May 2023 and pre-booking is open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org...More