A joint educational and networking programme by Lloyd’s and FERMA for risk managers in Europe.


What is the programme about?

Through a series of interactive sessions, delegates will explore real-life claims management scenarios, and will hear the latest on risk transfer solutions for emerging risks such as artificial intelligence and robotics. There will be discussion of specific classes of business which are tailored to fit the profile of the delegates’ industries, and risk managers will also have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience of the Lloyd’s market by shadowing underwriters and brokers, as well as networking with their peers and the Lloyd’s market.


Why join this programme? 

Risks managers from across Europe will be selected to take part in the three part programme to better understand the Lloyd’s (re)insurance market and are presented with the opportunity to:

  • Gain a concise overview of the Lloyd’s market, how it works and market trends.
  • Experience a unique opportunity to shadow brokers and underwriters in the Lloyd’s underwriting room.
  • Gain insight into managing emerging risks, Lloyd’s research and thought leadership.
  • Join sessions on Lloyd’s approach to risk management, exposure and performance management, as well as international insurance regulations.
  • Take part in an interactive claims management session with Lloyd’s claims experts.
  • Grow connections through networking opportunities with underwriters, brokers, risk managers and Lloyd’s Senior Leadership.


Who is eligible for this programme?

Risk managers from across Europe

Entry criteria:

  • Three to five years risk management experience
  • Member of a FERMA national association
  • Written and spoken business English skills

Participants will be selected by FERMA.

Each association has the right to submit several candidates.


Where and When? 

Lloyd’s will host a maximum of 20 participants during the 3×2 day sessions over the course of 12 months programme at Lloyd’s in London headquarter.

Travel to and from London and accommodation costs during sessions are borne by the candidates or their employers and any other expenses incurred by the candidates.

Lloyd’s will provide presenters, the venue and meals during the sessions.

Programme dates: 


#1: 18-19 April 2018

#2:  25-26 October 2018

#3: TBC April 2019

The dates for 2020-2021 edition will soon be available. 

How to apply? 

Please contact your national association

Applications open: 17 October 2017

Applications close: 31 January 2018

Applicants selected: End of February 2018

Programme begins: April 2018

The dates for 2020-2021 edition will soon be available. 

Ferma and Lloyd’s training for risk managers to count for FERMA rimap® CPD points 

Ferma and Lloyd’s have signed an agreement that confers CPD points for Ferma’s rimap® certification to the delegates of the programme.

All participants who successfully complete the programme will be entitled to claim CPD points towards the FERMA rimap® Risk Management Certification.


For further enquiries, please contact : veronique.dehertogh@ferma.eu

Take a look at our flyer for programme overview and key informations:




View the interview of Benno Reischl, Head of Lloyds Europe and Ralph Mulder, FERMA Board Member. 

Benno Reischel, Lloyd’s Head of Europe, said: 
“I am delighted that we have been able to secure CPD points for the programme. This is a recognition of the strong programme we have developed in partnership with Ferma to help prepare risk managers to navigate the changing risk landscape.

“The feedback from the course has been great. Risk managers tell us that the programme has helped them to gain the knowledge and the tools to grow in their roles. And there is a great sense of community between the alumni of the programme, so they also gain a supportive, international network of peers which can last throughout their career.

“For 2018 we have put together a series of innovations, such as sessions on data, AI and robotics and interactive sessions that will explore real-life scenarios. We will also continue to tailor each programme according to the delegate’s industries, to make it as relevant as possible.”

Ralph Mulder, Board member of FERMA, said:
“FERMA has a strong focus on education, and one of our main goals is the improvement and strengthening of knowledge and expertise of European risk managers.

“This programme is one of the best investments risk managers can make in their careers and to add value to their companies. CDP points are linked to continuous professional development in the framework of the FERMA rimap European certification programme, and I hope that this will be an extra incentive for risk managers to attend and continue building on their careers. I look forward to meeting the new alumnis.”