Reactions Awards 2017

The Reactions Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Awards take place on May 4 celebrate those individuals and companies who have really made a difference in what remains one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. The event, which is now in its fourth year, is held annually in the sunny and glamourous environs of Miami’s South Beach. Despite not actually being in Latin America, Miami is the leading market for the region’s reinsurance business, and companies from around the world have set up shop in the Floridian city to access risks and clients. The awards dinner takes place following the culmination of the opening day of the Reactions Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Forum.

The Reactions London Market Awards take place on June 28 and are an annual star-studded gala dinner event featuring the top talent and companies in London’s vibrant re/insurance market – the biggest concentration of re/insurance expertise on the planet! It’s a chance for Reactions to reward those individuals, teams and companies that represent the brightest and best in the London market. The awards encompass direct and reinsurance, rewarding brokers and underwriters, as well as celebrating the leading service providers for the London market. The awards night itself follows an intensive selection programme, involving a survey and nominations process, followed by intense scrutiny by a top-level judging panel consisting of leading respected London market executives, to separate the best from the rest, and identify the sector’s star performers.  The nominations survey is currently open. Please click here.  For more details about the process, please click here. 

The Reactions North America Awards take place on September 28 highlight top-class performance and innovation. They reward the achievements of companies and individuals and help to raise standards across the industry in North America. They help firms to differentiate themselves from competitors and show their clients that they are a cut above the rest. This annual event attracts a large audience of highly distinguished insurance professionals. The awards are widely recognised for their rigorous and independent judging process and for recognising true leaders within the industry.

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Awards Results and Photos!

The leading lights of the North American re/insurance industry met at 
Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Tuesday evening for the 
Reactions North America Awards.

Here are pictures of the awards being collected.
More images of the event will be uploaded soon.
If you require a hi-res image, 
you can email

Below is a full list of winners:

Best Rating Agency: A.M. Best 

Best Risk Modeling Firm: AIR Worldwide 

Best Consultancy: Towers Watson 

Best ILS Advisor: GC Securities 

Best ILS Provider: Nephila Capital

Best Asset Manager: BlackRock 

Best Accounting Firm: Deloitte 

Best Technology Service Provider: Tata Consultancy Services 

Best Law Firm: Sidley Austin 

Best Capital Raising: Watford Re 

Best ILS Deal: MetroCat Re

Best New Launch: Watford Re 

M&A Deal: JLT's acquisition of Towers Watson's Reinsurance Business 

Best Insurer in North America: Ace 

Best Insurer in Bermuda: Endurance 

Best Property Catastrophe Reinsurer: RenaissanceRe 

Best Casualty Reinsurer: Swiss Re 

Best Specialty Reinsurer: Munich Re 

Best Life Reinsurer: RGA 

Best International Property Catastrophe Reinsurer: Berkshire Hathaway 

Best International Casualty Reinsurer: Everest Re 

Best International Specialty Reinsurer: Endurance 

Best Reinsurer in North America: Everest Re 

Best Reinsurer in Bermuda: Validus Re

Best Insurance Broker: Aon 

Best Mid-Sized Broker: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 

Best Reinsurance Broker: Guy Carpenter 

Best Mid-Sized Reinsurance Broker: JLT Re 

Best Reinsurance Broker for International Business: Aon Benfield 

Best Reinsurance Broker for Analytics: Aon Benfield 

Re/Insurance Rising Star: Shiraj Khan, AIG

Re/Insurance Broking Rising Star: Mike McAleenan, Guy Carpenter 

Insurance CEO of the Year: John Lupica, Ace 

Insurance Broking CEO of the Year: Greg Case, Aon

Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year: Andy Marcell, Guy Carpenter 

Influential Individual: Pat Ryan, Ryan Specialty Group 

Lifetime Achievement: Bob Benmosche, AIG

Reactions London Market Awards Results and Photos!

The results for the Reactions London Market Awards 2014, which were held on June 11, 2014 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, have been published.

Here are pictures of the awards being collected.
More images of the event will be uploaded soon.
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1) Reinsurer of the year:


Benjamin Gentsch collects

2) Insurer of the year:


Paul Lawrence collects Hiscox award

3) Insurance Broker of the year:

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

4) Reinsurance Broker of the year.

Aon Benfield.

5) Insurance Team of The Year

Beazley's Cyber Liability, Technology, Media and Business Services Team.

6) Reinsurance Team of the Year

Ascot Treaty Reinsurance team.

7) Investment Performance of the Year award


Jayne Styles collects Amlin Investment Performance of the Year award

8) Insurance Asset Manager of the year


9) Insurance Broking Team of the year

Miller P&I

10) Reinsurance Broking Team of the year

Aon ReSolutions team.

11) Global achievement by a London Market player.


Lloyd's chief executive Inga Beale accepts the Lloyd's award.

12) Global Achievement by a London Market broker.

JLT Towers Re.

13) Run-off company of the year:

RiverStone Europe

14) Law Firm of the year.

Goldberg Segalla.

15) Consultancy of the year

JLT Towers Re Crisis Management Team

16) Insurance Analyst of the year

Eamonn Flanagan of Shore Capital.

17) Technology Solutions Provider of the year:

Open GI for their highly praised MI Trader.

18) Catastrophe Modeller Of the Year

JBA Risk Management.

19) Innovation of the year award.

The Oasis Loss Modelling Framework.

Dickie Whitaker collects Oasis award

20) Young Underwriter of the Year

Emma Bartolo, of Ace

21) Young Broker of The Year:

Mark Ritchie Senior Vice President in the EMEA region for Guy Carpenter.

22) Insurance CEO of the Year:

Andrew Horton of Beazley.

23) Reinsurer CEO of the year award:

Kevin O'Donnell, Renaissance Re (Ross Curts Chief Underwriting Officer European Operations)

Ross Curtis collects RenRe award on behalf of Kevin O'Donnell

24) Insurance Broking CEO of the year:

Miller Insurance Services, Graham Clarke.

Graham Clarke

25) Reinsurance Broking CEO of the year:

Ross Howard, JLT Towers Re

26) Industry Personality of the year

Tom Bolt (Lloyd's)

27) Deal of the Year.

Sompo/NKSJ deal

28) Lifetime achievement award.

Stephen Catlin.


Reactions London Market Awards nominations published!

Nominations for the Reactions London Market Awards 2014, which are coming up on June 11, 2014 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, have been published.

A panel of senior market executives met on March 13th to discuss the following nominations:

From Left:

Chris Munro, Reactions Americas Editor
Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool Re
Neil Maidment, Chief Underwriting Officer, Beazley
Jonathan Parry, Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE Re
Malcolm Newman, Managing Director, Scor UK
Paul Lawrence, Chief Underwriting Officer, Hiscox, London Market
Clive O'Connell, Partner, Goldberg Segalla
Richard Dudley, Head of UK & Ireland and Benelux, Aon Benfield
Dickie Whitaker, Project Director, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
David Benyon, Reactions EMEA editor
Eamonn Flanagan, Equity Analyst, Shore Capital



Insurer of the year;
Nominees: Brit, Beazley, Hiscox

2013 winner: Beazley. Nominees Hiscox. Novae
2012 winner: Catlin
2011 winner: Chartis
2010 winner: QBE Europe

Insurance CEO of the year;
Michael Watson, Chairman & CEO, Canopius.
Andrew Horton, CEO, Beazley
Matthew Fosh, CEO, Novae

2013 winner: Mark Cloutier, Brit
2012 winner: Stephen Catlin, Catlin
2011 winner: Matthew Fosh, Novae
2010 winner: Charles Philipps, Amlin

Reinsurer of the year;
Catlin, Scor, TransRe, Munich Re, Kiln

2013 winner: Lancashire. Nominees Scor, SwissRe
2012 winner: Scor
2011 winner: Hannover Re
2010 winner: Transatlantic Re

Reinsurer CEO of the year;
Richard Brindle, CEO, Lancaster.
Kevin O'Donnell, President & CEO, RenaissanceRe.

2013 winner: Denis Kessler, Scor
2012 winner: Richard Brindle, Lancashire
2011 winner: Denis Kessler, Scor
2010 winner - Paul Bonny, Transatlantic Re

Insurance broker of the year;
Nominees: AJ Gallagher, JLT, Miller

2013 winner: Aon. Nominees Marsh, RK Harrison
2012 winner: AJ Gallagher
2011 winner: JLT
2010 winner: RK Harrison


Insurance broking CEO of the year 
Dominic Burke, Group Chief Executive, JLT.
Ross Howard, Executive Chairman, JLT Towers Re (Global Brokerage Leader, Towers Watson Brokerage).
Graham Clarke, Chief Executive, Miller

2013 winner: David Howden, Hyperion
2012 winner: Dominic Burke, JLT
2011 winner: Martin South, Marsh
2010 winner: Martin South, Marsh

Reinsurance broker of the year :
Aon Benfield, AJ Gallagher, Guy Carpenter, JLT Towers Re

2013 winner : Guy Carpenter. Nominees Willis, Cooper Gay
2012 winner : Guy Carpenter
2011 winner : Aon Benfield
2010 winner : Aon Benfield

Reinsurance broking CEO of the year:
Ross Howard, Executive Chairman, JLT Towers Re (Global Brokerage Leader, Towers Watson Brokerage).
Kevin Fisher, CEO, Global Specialties, Guy Carpenter.
Dominic Christian, Executive Chairman, Aon Benfield

2013 winner - John Cavanagh, Willis Re
2012 winner : Dominic Christian, Aon Benfield
2011 winner : Toby Esser, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
2010 winner - Dominic Christian, Aon Benfield

Industry personality of the year :
Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd's.
Tom Bolt, Director of Performance Management, Lloyd's.
John Nelson, Chairman, Lloyd's.
Grahame Chilton, founding Partner, Capsicum Re.
John Charman, Chairman & CEO, Endurance Specialty.
Dominic Burke, Group Chief Executive, JLT.

2013 winner : Bronek Masojada, Hiscox
2012 winner : Andy Haste, RSA
2011 winner : Richard Brindle, Lancashire
2010 winner : Barnaby Hurts-Bannister, Travelers Syndicate

Lifetime achievement award :
Stephen Catlin, founder and CEO, Catlin Group.

Also Nominated: David Shipley, non executive chairman, Managing Agency Partners Ltd, previoulsy founding partner and Named Underwriter, Syndicate 2791.
Nicholas Furlonge, co-founder Beazley & Director Risk Management & Group Brand and Communications. Non executive director of Lloyd's Franchise Board, Lloyd's market association and Chairman of Lloyd's cummunity programme.
Stephen Riley, Executive Director, Global Aerospace and Director Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers, Chairman of the International Underwriting Association, Vice Presdient, Insurance Institute of London. Previously Managing Director, CAN Re and Managing Director, Swiss Re UK for 20 years

2013 winner : Robert Hiscox
2012 winner : Graham Chilton, Aon Benfield
2011 winner : Lord Levene, Lloyd's
2010 winner : Anthony Taylor, Montelier Re
2011 Special Award for Industry Contribution
Andrew Beazley, Beazley (Posthumous)

Global Achievement by London Market re/insurer :
Catlin, Lloyd's, Canopius, AIG, Scor

Global Achievement by a London Market broker :
JLT/Towers Re merger, Guy Carpenter, Miller, Aon

Innovation of the year award :
Aon Benfield Analytics, Impact Forecasting.
Oasis Loss Modelling Framework.
Quindell, Equity .
Challenger Claims and Challenger Policy

Insurance Team of the year :
Ace Environmental Risk team. AIG Aerospace team. Aspen Kidnap and Ransom team. Beazley Cyber liability, Technology, Media & Business Services team

2013 winners - Beazley, Hiscox, Lancashire, Amlin. Nomineees - Jubilee, Brit, Catlin, Ascot, Ace, Liberty
2012 winners : Hiscox, Ace, Ascot, Catlin. Amlin.
2011 winners : Chartis, Amlin, Lancashire
2010 winners : QBE Europe, Starr Underwriting Agents, Ascot, RSA

Reinsurance Team of the year :
Nominees: RenaissanceRe (Lloyd's) Syndicate 1458 team. Ascot Property Treaty reinsurance team.

Young underwriter of the Year :
Emma Bartolo, UK & Ireland Risk Manager, Ace Environmental Team, Ace

2013 winner : Paul Bantic, Beazley
2012 winner : Sarah Stanford, Aspen
2012 winner : Matthew Westerman, Ascot
2011 winner- Nick Jones, Apollo Syndicate 1969
2010 winner : Jodie Arkell, Catlin

Young broker of the year : Nominees: ( in progress)
2013 winner : Matt Flynn, Guy Carpenter
2012 winner : Glyn Ridpath, JLT
2011 winner : Anshuman Srivastava, Aon Benfield
2010 winner : Simon Coles, Aon Benfield

Insurance broking team of the year :
Miller Property team.
Miller Marine team for Protection & Indemnity.
Howden Energy team. NMB Specialty team

(In 2013 and before, for property, casualty, energy, marine and aviation as separate awards)

2013 winners : Marsh, Lloyd & Partners, JLT, Aon. Nominees - Willis, Lockton, Coopers Gay
2012 winners : Marsh, Willis, Aon, JLT
2011 winners : Willis, Cooper Gay, Aon, Marsh
2010 winners : Aon, Willis, Alesco Risk Management Services, RK Harrison

Reinsurance broking team awards:
Aon Benfield ReSolutions team. Guy Carpenter, GC Fac, London. Guy Carpenter MENA team

(In 2013 and before, for property, casualty, energy, marine and aviation as separate awards)
2013 winners : Willis Re, Guy Carpenter, Aon Benfield. Nominees JLT, Cooper Gay
2012 winners : Guy Carpenter, JLT, Aon Benfield, Guy Carpenter, Miller
2011 winners : Aon Benfield, Guy Carpenter
2010 winners : Aon Benfield, Guy Carpenter

Best Investment Performance of the year :
Amlin, Beazley, Catlin, Hiscox

Law Firm of the Year :
Clyde & Co, CMS Cameron McKenna, Goldberg Segalla, Edwards Wildman, Sidley Austin

2013 winner - Clyde & Co. Nominees Edwards Wildman, Hogan Lovells
2012 winner : Clyde & Co
2011 winner : Clyde & Co
2010 winner : Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

Consultancy of the Year :
Nominees: Inpoint (Aon). JLT Towers Re, Crisis Management (Towers Watson ). FTI Consulting, Northcott Global Solutions

2013 winner : Towers Watson. Nominees Oliver Wyman, Deloitte
2012 winner : Deloitte
2011 winner : KPMG
2010 winner : Deloitte

Insurance Analyst of the Year :
Eamonn Flanagan, Shore Capital

2013 winner - Joy Ferneyhough, Espirito Santo
2012 winner : Eamonn Flanagan, Shore Capital
2011 winner : Joy Ferneyhough, Espirito Santo Investment Bank

Technology Solutions Provider of the Year :
Nominees: Northdoor, Open GI, Xuber, Quindell, Ebix Europe, AgencyPort Software

2013 winner : Xchanging.
2011 winner - CSC

Insurance Asset Manager of the Year :
Nominees: Conning, JP Morgan Asset Management. BlackRock. Legal & General Investment Management. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

2013 winner : Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Nominees Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan
2012 winner : Deutsche
2011 winner : Goldman Sachs Asset Management
2010 winner : Deutsche

Run-Off firm of the Year :
Nominees: R&Q, RITC Syndicate Management, Shelbourne Syndicate Services & Enstar, RiverStone Europe, Compre, Darag

2013 winner : R&Q. Nominees Enstar, Compre
2013 winner : R&Q
2011 winner : Enstar Group
2010 winner : R&Q

Catastrophe Risk Modeller of the Year:
Nominees: JBA Risk Management, AIR Worldwide, Aon Benfield Analytics (Impact Forecasting), Karen Clark & Company. 

2013 winner: AIR. Nominees RMS, Eqecat
2012 winner - RMS

Fiona Gibson Award for Marketing & PR in progress
2013 winner: David Haggie and Peter Rigby, Haggie Financial
2012 winner: David Bogg, Aon Benfield


Reactions Global Awards winners revealed!

The world's best insurance, reinsurance and broking companies were revealed at the Reactions Global Awards 2013, with AIG, Ace, Swiss Re, Munich Re, Aon, MMC, Dinos Iordanou, Alex Moczarski and Brian Duperreault among the winners.

Please view the photos from the evening in the slideshow below: