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In response to member requests we have changed our historic program to one whereby member companies arrange for their own interns who then become eligible for an IRU monetary scholarship award.

Encourage your interns to submit an Essay on a Reinsurance Related Topic by September 1st. 2015

Click Here to Download Scholarship Criteria

Click Here to Download a Scholarship Application


2016 Annual Meeting & Conference 
APRIL 17-19, 2016
Streamsong Resort
 Bowling Green, Florida

Streamsong is a highly rated contemporary resort and golf facility. 
For more information please see their

Further Details To Follow Shortly.



At the Annual Meeting of Members held in Savannah, Georgia the following Officers were elected:

President - Michael C. Sowa (Executive VP & Managing Director, North America, Aspen Re
Vice President: Arlene Kern (Vice President, Munich Re America)
Treasurer: Kevin S. Rentko (Senior Vice President, Renaissance Re US)
Secretary - Andrew L. Downing (Senior Vice President, JLT Re (North America)
Immediate Past President: James A. Brost (Senior Vice President, Holborn)

Newly Elected Directors

Campbell Brown (Odyssey Re); Trina Gooch (Shelter Re); Brian Green (Arch Re); Christopher Holland (AXIS Re); Julie Parets (Guy Carpenter); Hank Watkins (Lloyd's America)

Marc Piccione of US RE was elected a Director on July 15, 2015 - Welcome!!

Re-elected Directors

Frank Bigley (Markel Global Re); Nick Cook (Cover X Specialty); Dwayne Elliott (American Ag); Anthony Joseph  (GJ Sullivan) : Candy Magee (Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa): Doug Rarig  (Holborn); Kevin Rentko (Ren Re US)

Note: All will serve a two-year term


Somerset Holdings Ltd.
Third Point Re (USA)



TO ACCESS PROGRAM DETAILS: click on Conferences & Seminars on the side navigation bar & then click on the "Details" tab. 

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2015  & MARCH 5-6, 2015
Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance - Basic

MARCH 3-4, 2015
Advanced Proportional & Non-Proportional Reinsurance 

APRIL 22, 2015
Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting

MAY 12-13, 2015
Making Sense of Reinsurance Contracts

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 
Making Sense of Med Malpractice Claims

A practical guide to Medical Malpractice Claims, their defense & the litigation surrounding them is the subject of this minisession. Speakers from Munich Re America, Locke Lord Edwards, Goldberg Segalla and Trans Re will keep you enthralled all day - when you are not networking with your industry peers.

LOCKE LORD EDWARDS LLP will be our host at their excellent facilities located at 750 Lexington Avenue, New York, conveniently located at 59th street. Once again we are grateful to have the support of the firm who have now hosted several IRU events.

CLICK HERE to download the program agenda

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th. Street. Royce F. Cohen, a partner in Tressler LLP will present on the topic of Effective Methods to Streamline eDiscovery Costs in Arbitration. Seating is limited to 35 and registration will open in the next few weeks.

                                ******* A NEW JOB OPENING ******** 

As a service to our member companies we are pleased to include career position opportunities as they become available.

EMC Insurance in Des Moines, IA filled the prior position but now has another Reinsurance Account Underwriter position available. Minimum 5 years insurance &/or reinsurance experience required. The job includes analyzing new & renewal business & making underwriting decisions; developing all aspects of treaty pricing;  negotiates and reviews contract documents and more. Marketing skills are required to develop & maintain broker and cedant relationships, primarily in the U.S. market. More details may be found in our "News" section or to submit an online application please go to:

For more information contact Diane Stiles at EMC by email -


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