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August 13th, 2018

Andrew L. Downing, IRUA Vice President named President of Stonybook Capital Risk Management Division

Stonybrook Capital, a preeminent investment and merchant bank focused on the insurance sector, announced that Andrew Downing has joined the firm as the president of the newly formed Stonybrook Risk Management division. Mr. Downing will focus on providing value-added services to Stonybrook’s clients and prospects with an emphasis on the…

June 1st, 2018

Applications Now Being Accepted for the IRUA 2018 Scholars Essay Contest

All applicants must be a summer intern at any IRUA member company and currently enrolled at a full-time college or university. Only applicants with a U.S. Social Security number are eligible. In 2017 IRUA awarded a total of $17,000 to the winners of the essay contest. In 2018 the total…

May 7th, 2018

May 16, 2018 Lunch n’ Learn: Blockchain – Registration Open

In 2018, the IRUA started presenting short Lunch n’ Lean programs where members and non-members alike could get together over a brief lunch to listen to experts and and discuss cutting-edge issues of today.  On May 16th, the IRUA will be holding a session on Blockchain.  This sessions will clearly…

February 21st, 2018

2018 April Annual Meeting & Conference

With April right around the corner, the IRUA Spring Conference program team is gearing up for what will be one of the IRUA’s best programs ever.  “Game Changers” is the theme of this years 2018 Spring Conference which will be held April 11-13, 2018 at Marriott Orlando World Center, 8701…

November 10th, 2017

IRUA 2018 Schedule of Events

LUNCH & LEARN: A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/REINSURANCE INDUSTRY January 17, 2018 – Mayer Brown, Midtown, NYC Seth Bair, Managing Director of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods will give the up-to-the minute market view so join us for lunch and hear from a leading investment banker. THE EMERGING WORLD…

November 6th, 2017

Scholar Winners Express their Thanks to the IRUA

After being notified that they have placed first and second in the IRUA 2017 Scholars Essay competition,  our winners expressed their thanks as follows: First Place Winner: Tanner Sowa “To be published in the Journal of Reinsurance is very exciting for me, and so is the scholarship!”     “Thank you IRUA…

October 30th, 2017

IRUA Announces 2017 Scholars Program Winners

The IRUA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship Awards.  Twelve essays were received this year and the Scholarship Committee, comprised of representatives from ten member companies, selected the following four authors and papers: First Place:  Michael Tanner Sowa of the University of Connecticut.  Michael interned at…

September 29th, 2017

Visit the IRUA Image Gallery Featuring Our 50th Anniversary Photos

Over the past two years, the IRUA has begun memorializing their conferences and events with photography from those events.  If you have attended the 2017 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Conference, held at the PGA National or our 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference held at Streamsong, you are bound to…

September 20th, 2017

September 2017 New Individual Members Admitted

Following the members’ adoption of a bylaw change in April, the next batch of Individual Members applications have been approved by the Board of Directors.  John West of Apetrop USA was the first such member approved earlier in the year and serves on the Board of Directors. We are now…

September 2nd, 2017

April 2017: IRUA Welcomes New Member Cincinnati Re

Cincinnati Re was approved for membership by the Board of Directors and we are delighted to welcome them to IRUA membership.  Cincinnati Re is part of the Cincinnati Insurance/ Cincinnati Financial Corporation family of companies and is an active assumer of property and casualty reinsurance….