The winners of this year’s Reactions London Market Awards were revealed during a glittering ceremony at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel with both Beazley and Hannover Re among the big names who were handed prizes.
Beazley was named Insurer of the Year, while Hannover Re was handed the award for Reinsurer of the Year.
Beazley’s property team was also given the prize for Insurance Team of the Year, with Hannover’s Ulrich Wallin named reinsurance chief executive of the year.
Michael Watson from Canopius was given the award for Insurance CEO of the Year.
On the broking side of the business, Guy Carpenter was named Reinsurance Broker of the Year, while Willis Re’s John Cavanagh was given the award for Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year. Insurance Broker of the Year was Howden, with David Howden of Hyperion Group given the prize for Insurance Broking CEO of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Aon Benfield’s long-serving Dominic Christian.
A packed event saw many of the leading figures in the London and European re/insurance markets descend on the Grange Tower Bridge where they were welcomed by Reactions’ editor David Benyon who addressed the audience before handing over the stage to Henning Wehn, the self-styled German Comedy Ambassador to the UK, who entertained the evening’s guests.
A full list of the awards can be found below:
Insurer of the Year: Beazley
Insurance CEO of the Year: Michael Watson, Canopius
Reinsurance Company of the Year: Hannover Re
Reinsurance CEO of the Year: Ulrich Wallin, Hannover Re
Reinsurance Broker of the Year: Guy Carpenter
Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year: John Cavanagh, Willis Re
Insurance Broker of the Year: Howden
Insurance Broking CEO of the Year: David Howden, Hyperion Group
Industry Personality of the Year: Steve Hearn, London Market Group
Lifetime Achievement: Dominic Christian, Aon Benfield
Global Achievement of a London Market Insurer or Reinsurer: Lloyd's of London
Global Achievement of a London Market Broker: JLT
Innovation of the Year: London Market Group – London Matters
Insurance Team of the Year: Beazley’s Property team
Reinsurance Team of the Year: QBE’s Property Reinsurance team
Young Underwriter of the Year: Nick Kirkham, Treaty Reinsurance Underwriter, Ascot
Young Broker of the Year: Kurt Cripps, Aon Benfield
Insurance Broking Team of the Year: RK Harrison’s Property Team
Reinsurance Broking Team of the Year: Guy Carpenter’s Flood Re and Pool Re team
Investment Team of the Year: Amlin
Legal Firm of the Year: Norton Rose Fulbright
Consultancy of the Year: The Boston Consulting Group
Technology Solutions Provider of the Year: Aon Benfield ReMetrica
External Asset Manager of the Year: BlackRock
Run-off Firm of the Year: Compre
Risk Modeller of the Year: Sciemus
Marketing and PR Company of the Year: Haggie Partners
Deal of the Year: XL Group’s acquisition of Catlin