Apply for a London Learning Experience

Tysers, working with the TMPAA, is proud to sponsor the “Targeting Talent Trophy” which looks to provide a selected individual, from a Program Administrator member of the Association, the opportunity to travel to London for a 10 day educational experience during the spring of 2020.

The selected applicant will leave London with a comprehensive understanding of how Program Business is transacted in the London market, spending time with the Tysers’ broking team and various Lloyd’s syndicates. There will be a focus on all aspects of transacting Program Business in London from client introduction through placement to accounting and claims.

This educational assignment is targeting applicants with:

  •    Minimum of 3 years experience with a Program Administrator
  •    Potential future carrier relationship responsibilities
  •    Interest in broadening their experience to include knowledge of the London Market 

Sponsorship will include flights to London, transfers and accommodation for the duration of the stay.

TMPAA members interested in this opportunity will need to complete the Targeting Talent Trophy Application and submit by September 20, 2019. Based on individual responses, the top 10 applications will be selected. From this group of 10, one application will be randomly selected as the 2019 Targeting Talent Trophy winner. The winner will be announced at the 19th Annual Summit in October.


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Here's what some past recipients had to say about the experience:

"Truly an experience of a lifetime! I have always understood that our industry is based on relationships, but my time in London gave me a new definition of what a relationship business really is. The daily personal interaction and open discussion was a fascinating aspect of the Lloyd’s market. I had the opportunity to spend time with syndicate underwriters who shared their thought processes when underwriting individual accounts as well as portfolios of business. Previously, I had only a theoretical understanding of portfolio underwriting and never had the opportunity to see Big Data in action. Seeing how underwriters analyze and apply scheduled modeling to their parameters further emphasized the impact that analytics have on business. The knowledge and experience displayed within the Lloyd’s market makes it easy to see how they have remained essential to the insurance industry."

Leah Karcher, CPCU
Worldwide Facilities, LLC

“I am so appreciative to have received this opportunity! Prior to my trip, I thought I had a solid understanding of how the London markets operated. Target Markets and Tysers could not have provided a better experience to educate me on the process in which business is transacted and the emphasis placed on personal relationships. It was refreshing to see the Lloyd’s tradition of face-to-face transactions in practice. Since my agency specializes in trucking insurance, Tysers divided my time perfectly between visiting with syndicates and the various departments of Tysers with a focus on the Transportation and Auto division.”

Dena Smith
Great Lakes General Agency

"We now have a clearer picture of how we can incorporate Surplus Lines business into our philosophy of transacting business. This will bring future growth, balance and stability to Bellingham Underwriters".

Scott Young

"Each syndicate took the time to discuss underwriting methods, loss analysis and a perspective of Lloyd’s which was exceptionally insightful. One of the most unique and vital characteristics that I learned about the Lloyd's market was that the majority of business transactions were conducted in person, which fostered strong relationships and created a friendly, communal atmosphere in a larger than life environment." 

Katherine Vespia
Distinguished Programs