The President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), Julia Graham, and Lloyd’s Head of Europe Benno Reischel today (6 October 2015) launched the 3rd edition of the FERMA-Lloyd’s Professional Development Programme at the 2015 FERMA Forum now taking place in Venice.

The FERMA programme, targeted at promising European risk managers, is comprised of three, two-day sessions over the course of a year and provides a mix of practical and interactive sessions. Topics covered include: Lloyd’s and the London insurance market, risk management, exposure management, performance management, international markets, emerging risks, the international regulatory context and claims management.

Benno Reischel, Lloyd’s Head of Europe, who coordinates the programme said: “I am delighted to be launching the third training programme at the FERMA Forum. So far more than 40 risk managers from 14 different countries across Europe have taken part and the feedback has been excellent.

“We want to make sure risk managers can access the knowledge and experience they need to support them in their jobs. This programme gives them a great opportunity to learn about how insurance can support their business and share knowledge across borders and industries. We are looking forward to receiving the new delegates for the third edition in 2016,” said Benno.

Also as a result of demand, FERMA and Lloyd’s now also envisage a ‘masters’ day’ in the third quarter of 2016 when experienced risk managers can meet senior representatives of the London market to share knowledge and understanding.

Julia Graham said: “This programme has been such a success with promising risk managers that we have been asked to find a way of extending it to experienced risk managers across Europe, and we are working with Lloyd’s to develop the masters’ day.”

Aysan Sinanlioglu, Chief Risk Officer at Dogus Group, Turkey said: “This has been one of the best things I have done for my professional growth in recent years. The programme is not just about the Lloyd’s market, it is in fact equally focused on learning about the London insurance market and the global insurance market.

“In addition to building on intelligence about how to access the Lloyd’s and London insurance market, and better management of our insurance programmes, I am pleased to have connected with over 20 European experienced risk managers from all kinds of industries.”

Notes to editors:

  • The third edition of the FERMA-Lloyd’s Professional Development Programme will take place at Lloyd’s, with three sessions in 2016.
  • Delegate selection is made by FERMA and applications can be made here:

Press contacts:

Lee Coppack, FERMA media coordinator

+44 7843 089904 (4-11 October) /+44 208 318 0330

Patricia Gondim, Lloyd’s senior communications manager Europe

+44 20 7327 5023

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