The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) recently launched their first Transcontinental Self-Insurance Symposium, held at the Lloyd’s building. SIIA members and key-note speakers from the Health and Insurance industries attended the three-day event from across the USA, the UK and wider Europe.

The political and business environments on both sides of the Atlantic have seen significant change in the past few years. This new event was organized to help self-insurance industry executives from better understand key trends and the implications for business opportunities for all entities involved with alternative risk transfer arrangements.

Adrian Mortley, Divisional Director in Oxford’s US Programs team sat on the panel for the discussions around ‘Workers’ Comp Reinsurance – The U.S.-Lloyd’s Connect.’ During the debate the panel discussed updates from the market and the latest emerging trends. On speaking at the event, Adrian said, “this event provided an excellent opportunity for us to discuss relevant industry themes with an audience that is engaged with the subject of self-insurance. The quality of presentations over the duration of the event has been exceptionally high and I am pleased to have been able to throw my own opinions into the ring.”

During the Tuesday evening Duncan Hopegood, Divisional Director, and the US Programs team hosted a joint drinks reception with Strategic Underwriters International on the roof garden of our office. Over 70 delegates, including symposium attendees and a selection of London based Underwriters attended the event, providing Oxford with an excellent opportunity to further establish itself within the industry.

When speaking about the event Duncan said, “we are proud to support SIIA and their members and being able to host events like this is just one way we can demonstrate our commitment. It’s fantastic to see so many people make the journey to London for the conference and we’re delighted with how successful our own event proved to be.”