Founded in 1967, the IRUA today consists of 30 member companies engaged in the assumption, placement or purchase of property/casualty treaty reinsurance. In October of 1993, the IRUA expanded its membership from solely reinsurance underwriters to include reinsurance intermediaries; in September 2002, the IRUA expanded its membership further to include ceding company reinsurance departments. Presently, intermediaries comprise approximately 25% of the membership. While all IRUA members primarily operate in the U.S. reinsurance market, we now have members from the London, European and Bermuda markets as well.
The IRUA is a not-for-profit 501c6 corporation, organized for the purposes of reinsurance education, networking and research and the dissemination of information relevant to the reinsurance industry. The IRUA does not speak on behalf of its membership on industry issues nor does it engage in lobbying.
Each Spring the IRUA holds an Annual Conference for its members during which the Annual Meeting of Members takes place and where officers and directors in nomination are voted in. In addition, a variety of seminars and workshops covering claims and/or underwriting and/or career enhancing topics are held throughout the year and are open to members and non-members. In July 2012 the first, and highly successful, Next Generation Reinsurance Leadership seminar was held in New York City. Experienced reinsurance and financial industry professionals shared their life and career experiences with an enthusiastic group of younger professionals who will be the future leaders of the reinsurance industry. This seminar was repeated with great success in July 2014 and May 2016.
The full list of conferences and educational seminars and workshops may be found under "Conference and Seminar Details" in the "Conference and Seminars" tab and in the drop down "Event Calendar" tab.
All IRUA meetings and events are conducted in accordance with the IRUA's Anti-Trust Policy and details of which may be found in the Conferences and Seminars section of this website.