Celebrating the market's best talent

London

3 April 2020

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The US Property Cat Awards

3 April 2020
12:30 - 17:00
Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND
 
Unlike traditional awards ceremonies where a panel of judges pick who they believe to be the winner of a category, the winners are derived from aggregated survey data collected by Insurance Insider's Insights Team.
 
The 2020 US Property Cat Rankings survey only allowed for underwriters and brokers active in the US property cat reinsurance sector to take part. Survey participation levels were set as to achieve statistically significant results.
 
The shortlists for each individual award are made up of the highest-ranked individuals, from each firm, in their respective fields. For the company awards, we will pick the firms that received the highest scores for each category.
 
The winner of each category will simply be the individual or company with the highest score made up from their supporters' votes.
 
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the best talent in US property cat reinsurance!

 

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Previous Winners Include

Scott Rodgers, Guy Carpenter •  Charles Talbot, Securis Investment Partners • AIR Worldwide • Weather Underground Dave Nicholson, Aon's Reinsurance Solutions Christian Marx, SCOR • Aon's Reinsurance Solutions • Managing Agency Partners • Tim Martin, Guy Carpenter Richard Trubshaw, Managing Agency Partners Mark Pepper, Ascot

155

Survey Responses

58

Finalists

27

Companies

Shortlist

Rising Star Broker of the Year

Who is the best rising star broker in the US property cat market? This category is for those brokers who have up to three years’ broking experience in the US property cat reinsurance sector.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • Eli Brewer, Guy Carpenter
  • Jack Hulston, Aon's Reinsurance Solutions
  • Jack Maciver, Lockton Re
  • Brandon Stack, BMS Group
  • James Weaver, Alwen Hough Johnson

Rising Star Underwriter of the Year

Who can claim to be the next up-and-coming underwriting across the US property cat sector? The winner of the award will be an underwriter with up to three years of underwriting experience.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • Sean Cavanagh, Chaucer
  • Jonny Law, MS Amlin
  • Jordan Ray, Agora Syndicate 3268
  • Jason Shrubb, Fidelis Insurance
  • Olivia Swan, RenaissanceRe

Catastrophe Model / Modelling Agency of the Year

Catastrophe modelling and risk management is essential to insurance companies and especially those in the US property cat reinsurance sector. They help firms prepare for the financial impacts of catastrophes before they occur by assessing the likelihood and severity of losses.

 

Which catastrophe model provides reinsurers and brokers with the best service to better understand and manage risk?

 

Finalists include:

 

  • AIR Worldwide
  • Aon's Impact Forecasting
  • Karen Clark & Co
  • Risk Management Solutions (RMS)

Weather Tool of the Year

When a natural catastrophe hits, underwriters and brokers rely on sophisticated weather tools to provide them with expert analysis on the event. The winner here will be a weather tool that provides the best service to help insurance companies and customers prepare for the impact during and after catastrophe events.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • SpatialKey
  • TigerRisk Partners' Tiger Alert
  • Tropical Storm Risk
  • Weather Underground

US Property Cat Claims Team of the Year (new for 2020)

Credit must be given to the service that claims teams across the sector provide during times of need.

 

The winner of this award will demonstrate speed of claims payment through efficient internal processes and will go above and beyond the norm for their clients.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • AXA XL
  • Chaucer
  • Fideslis Insurance
  • Hannover Re
  • Hiscox
  • Markel
  • MS Amlin
  • RenaissanceRe
  • TransRe
  • Validus Re

Most Skilled Broker of the Year

Our survey requires underwriters to rate their nominations for best broker on eight measureable attributes: risk knowledge, honesty and integrity, communication, analytical skills, diligence, ownership for when things go wrong, consistency and creativity.

 

This award winner will be recognised for their superb combination of these key skills.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • George Blackwell, Alwen Hough Johnson
  • Kevin Feldman, TigerRisk Partners
  • Simon Keeley, Guy Carpenter
  • Chris Lux, Aon's Reinsurance Solutions

Most Skilled Underwriter of the Year

What makes a great and skilful underwriter? Brokers who take the survey are asked to rate their nominations for best underwriter on six key skills: knowledge and experience, negotiation skills, fast response, communication, creativity and consistency in the treatment of risks and relationships.

 

The winner of this category will have the perfect blend of these key underwriter attributes.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • John Carty, RenaissanceRe
  • Ben Hodge, TransRe
  • Richard Holden, Fidelis Insurance
  • James Holliss, Chaucer
  • Richard Trubshaw, MAP

US Property Cat Brokerage of the Year

Individual scores are aggregated at a company level to provide insights into the firms and teams that are winning today in the US property cat market. Total company scores are then averaged according to how many team members featured on the overall ranking - the winner of this award will have the highest average score.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • Aon's Reinsurance Solutions
  • BMS Group
  • Guy Carpenter
  • TigerRisk Partners
  • Willis Re

US Property Cat Underwriting Firm of the Year

Similarly, individual scores are aggregated at a company level to provide insights into the firms and teams that are winning today in the US property cat market. Total company scores are then averaged according to how many team members featured on the overall ranking - the winner of this award will have the highest average score.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • AXA XL
  • Blenheim
  • Fidelis Insurance
  • RenaissanceRe
  • Validus Re

US Property Cat Broker of the Year

As the awards reach their climax, the unveiling of the best US property cat reinsurance broker of 2019 will be the ultimate broking accolade. It is the pinnacle of achievement for any intermediary operating in this market.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • George Blackwell, Alwen Hough Johnson
  • Allen Cashin, Willis Re
  • Tim Martin, Guy Carpenter
  • Simon Rowland, Aon's Reinsurance Solutions
  • Chris Willis, BMS Group

US Property Cat Underwriter of the Year

The best US property cat underwriter in the global space will be identified in a reliable and irrefutable fashion by our unparalleled Rankings survey process.

 

Finalists include:

 

  • John Carty, RenaissanceRe
  • Matthew Gorrell, AXA XL
  • Richard Holden, Fidelis Insurance
  • James Holliss, Chaucer
  • Richard Trubshaw, MAP

Outstanding Contributor of the Year

In contrast to the other awards, this award will be chosen by a panel of senior Insurance Insider editorial staff.

 

The winner will be someone judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the US property cat reinsurance sector over the last year and indeed during the course of their careers.

Timeline

Survey Closes

 

7th February 2020

Our Insights Team analyses all responses and gradings

Shortlist Announced

 

20th February 2020

The shortlist is announced publicly by email and social media 

Awards Presentation

 

3rd April 2020

A celebration of the industry's best talent

Take Part

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Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, including a lavish two-course meal, music, complimentary drinks, and networking opportunities with leaders from the top (re)insurance organisations.

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Align your brand with Insurance Insider Rankings and leverage our reach and brand recognition among senior figures in the industry.

 

Opportunities exist to sponsor award events, standalone reports, or the entire series.

 

You will gain excellent profiling through Insurance Insider and on-the-day at the awards ceremony.

 

Please email events@insuranceinsider.com to find out more about sponsorship opportunities. 

 

What Previous Attendees Say

"This event ticked all of the boxes in terms of accessibility, flow of discussions and canvassing the component market opinions.
Very well organised."

Lloyd's 

"Great content, speakers and terrific opportunity to meet who-is-who in London ILS scene. Well done,
Trading Risk, for putting
together this event!"

Lloyd's 

"This event ticked all of the boxes in terms of accessibility, flow of discussions and canvassing the component market opinions.
Very well organised."

Lloyd's 

"Great content, speakers and terrific opportunity to meet who-is-who in London ILS scene. Well done,
Trading Risk, for putting
together this event!"

Lloyd's 

Venue

Location
Banking Hall
14 Cornhill
London
EC3V 3ND
Transport

The closest tube stations to Banking Hall are:

  • Bank - one minute walk
  • Monument - two minute walk
  • Cannon Street - three minute walk
  • Mansion House - four minute walk

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About the Rankings Series

Insurance Insider Rankings are two-way surveys by which underwriters nominate and rate the best brokers, and brokers qualify the best underwriters. Dedicated reports are currently available across five lines of business including cyber, political risk, political violence, US property cat, and D&O.

 

Individuals are scored across a number of specifically-defined attributes and professional excellence is illustrated by insightful statements, making the Rankings a qualified view on each specific class of business from the market participants themselves.

 

With league tables of individuals and teams, scoring of attributes, testimonials and segmentation of results based on years of experience and premium, the product is a must-have for companies interested in researching and benchmarking talent.

 

The Rankings are also an unbeatable discovery tool for companies that want to assess how their teams – and their competitors’ teams – are being perceived in the market as well as a complement for due diligence processes on partnerships or transactions within the space.

 

Rankings results are delivered through a series of annual reports, and awards events.

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