Ever since we founded the U.S. Re Under 40s Group, one of our goals has been to arrange a trip for our members to learn about another insurance market, similar to the tours currently offered by the Lloyd's Non-Marine Under 30s Group, the (London) Under 35s Reinsurance Group, and the Bermuda Re/Insurance Under 40s Group. We are happy to announce that we are now planning the First Tour for the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group, which will take place in February of 2012 during which twenty of us will go to London.
We think it will be a great learning experience - we are still in the process of finalizing the Tour, but we are planning meetings with insurers, syndicates, brokers, lawyers, rating agencies, regulators and consultants. Additionally, we have planned an official tour of Lloyd's of London and an opportunity to shadow a broker and underwriter at Lloyd's so we can all learn how Lloyd's operates. The Tour will provide a great opportunity to learn about the London and Lloyd's markets and give everyone involved an opportunity to meet and network with many others in our industry. While we are confident that the trip will be fun, the primary objective of the Tour will be educational and we expect that everyone on the Tour will learn a tremendous amount from the presentations being given as well as from shadowing at Lloyd's and become a more savvy (re)insurance industry professional after participating on the Tour.