London Market USA Study Tour (LM USA ST)
In response to an approach from the Katie School to the Training Centre, Lloyd's, in late 1994, Terry Hayday was asked to develop and deliver an overseas study tour.
Optimum Consultants was formed in order to establish and build the annual London Market USA Study Tour, the first of which took place in 1996 with the assistance of USA attorneys Blatt, Hammesfahr & Eaton.
The Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management is part of the College of Business at Illinois State University, located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, about 120 miles south of Chicago.
The Katie School is committed to the preparation of future insurance leaders by supporting strong industry involvement, innovative teaching by outstanding faculty and cutting-edge applied research.
The Katie School's insurance, risk management and actuarial science programmes are renowned for adding value to professional development across the global insurance industry.
The aim of the one-week tour is to provide London Market practitioners with a concentrated, first-hand experience of insurance business in the USA. The topics and activities represent a mix of classroom tuition and site-visits or interactive exercises.
The opportunity for networking among attendees is a strong aspect of the tour.
Formal tuition takes place in Chicago.
Study tour fees cover the cost of all tuition, set meals and accommodation at the Union League Club, in Chicago.