Reactions unveils London Market Awards 2018 shortlist

Reactions unveils London Market Awards 2018 shortlist

The judging for Reactions London Market Awards 2018 took place in March, and it is our pleasure to now unveil those companies who have been shortlisted.

As in previous years, Reactions made a call for submissions in February. These submissions, along with the judges own thoughts, helped to decide who makes up the shortlist for each category, as well as the overall winner for each award.

The judging panel this year included some new faces, as well as several individuals who have been a regular feature of this group.

For 2018, our judging panel consisted of: Tariq Al-Salihi of Advent; Stuart Blakeborough from Tysers; Cunningham Lindsey’s Leo Gibbons; Jeremy Irving of law firm DWF; broker Miller’s Ken MacDonald; Neil Maidment of Beazley; Angus Milgate from Aon Benfield; Scor’s Malcolm Newman; Clive O’Connell of McCarthy Denning and Ben Reid from Big Four accountancy EY.

The winners of the Reactions London Market Awards 2018 will be unveiled on June 21, 2018 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Many of the market’s leading figureheads will be in attendance to find out which individuals and companies will walk away with one of our prestigious prizes.

We do not publish a shortlist for the individual awards, with the winners of these announced on the evening itself.

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Insurance Team of the Year

Beazley Cyber team

Beazley SPA 5623

Chubb Warranty & Indemnity group

Hiscox Alternative Distribution unit


Reinsurance Team of the Year

Fidelis’ marine team

MS Amlin’s property reinsurance team

Neon’s ILS unit

XL Catlin’s casualty team


Insurance Broking Team of the Year

Capsicum Delegated Authority

Ed Broking’s TradEd placing platform team


Reinsurance Broking Team of the Year

Aon Innovation & Solutions

Guy Carpenter Flood Re

Guy Carpenter Pool Re


Investment Team of the Year

Digital Partners’ London team

Global Risk Partners

PIB Group


Marketing and PR Team of the Year

Aon Benfield

Guy Carpenter

Luther Pendragon



Deal of the Year

Ascot Re launch

Axis Capital’s acquisition of Novae

Liberty Mutual’s acquisition of Ironshore

Neon’s NCM Re


Insurer of the Year


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

XL Catlin


Reinsurer of the Year


Hannover Re

Munich Re



Insurance Broker of the Year



Miller Insurance Services LLP



Reinsurance Broker of the Year

Aon Benfield

Capsicum Re

Guy Carpenter

Willis Re


Global Achievement of a London Market Re/Insurer

Liberty Mutual’s major innovation investment

Lloyd’s move to open in Brussels

Probitas 1492 opening in Mexico


Global Achievement of a London Market Broker

Arthur J Gallagher/Capsicum Re Latin America expansion

BMS expansion in Latin America

JLT Group’s North America push and Brexit stance

Marsh’s Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium


Innovation of the Year

Aon Benfield’s PLH Parametric pipeline coverage

Blockchain based marine insurance platform (EY, Guardtime, Microsoft, Maersk, MS Amlin and XL Catlin)

Neos Underwriting


Risk Modeller of the Year

Cambridge Center for Risk Studies


RMS’ Port Accumulation model


Legal Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance





Consultancy of the Year

Aon InPoint



Oxbow Partners

Bank of the Year

23 Capital



Lloyds Banking Group


Technology Provider of the Year







Run-off Company of the Year




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