Bob Benmosche, who stood down as AIG’s chief executive at the end of last month, was recognized for his hard work in turning around the fortunes of the insurer in the wake of the financial crisis by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fellow industry luminary Pat Ryan, of Ryan Specialty Group, was handed the Influential Individual Award.
Ace’s John Lupica came to the stage twice to pick up the awards for Insurance CEO of the Year and Best North American Insurer, while Guy Carpenter’s head of US operations, Andy Marcell, also made two trips to the front of the audience to receive the prizes for Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year and Best Reinsurance Broker.
Guy Carpenter’s GC Securities was named Best ILS Advisor while the company’s Mike McAleenan was handed the award for Re/Insurance Rising Broking Star.
Everest Re’s chief executive Dominic Addesso was another who returned to the stage with his firm picking up Best International Casualty Reinsurer.
The winner of Broking Chief Executive of the Year was Aon’s Greg Case. Aon was also named for Best Insurance Broker in North America.
Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield was given the award for Best Reinsurance Broker International Business.
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