The winners of the Reactions Sixth Latin America Re/Insurance Awards were unveiled at a glamourous event at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel in the business district of Brickell on Thursday evening.
Following a packed day of debate, discussions and presentations during the Reactions and Euromoney Seminars hosted Seventh Annual Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Forum, more than 200 attendees filled the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami to see which individuals and companies would be handed this year’s awards.
TransRe won two awards, the first of which was for Central America Reinsurer of the Year. That was followed by Latin America Reinsurer of the Year, an award that regional CEO Javier Vijil collected from the stage.
Germany’s Talanx also had a good night, with reinsurance arm Hannover Re named Andean Reinsurer of the Year while insurance subsidiary HDI given the award for Latin America Insurer of the Year.
Elsewhere, Everest Re was Caribbean Reinsurer of the Year with the company’s Ron Diaz collecting the prize for Latin America Reinsurance CEO of the Year.
ASSA was given the award for Central America Insurer of the Year, with SOM.US unveiled as Latin America Reinsurance Broker of the Year.
The Influential Individual of the Year Award went to Isaac Anthony, the chief executive of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) in light of the work the organisation has done to provide post-disaster relief to the various islands within its pool membership that were impacted by the devastation wreaked by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The final award of the evening was for Lifetime Achievement, and this year that was handed to Manuel Almenara for his service to growing the industry throughout the region. During his more than four decades in the industry, Almenara worked for companies such as Guy Carpenter and Willis Re. indeed, his close-to 20 years with the latter firm saw him lay the foundations for its growth in the region.
More recently, Almenara has been the founder and chairman of Hello ZUM, a technology company focused on supporting the insurance and reinsurance industries in Latin America.
You can view the full list of winners below.
Risk Modeler of the Year: RMS
Transaction of the Year: Fairfax’s acquisition of AIG’s Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina units
Andean Reinsurer of the Year: Hannover Re
Brazil Reinsurer of the Year: IRS Brasil RE
Southern Cone Reinsurer of the Year: SCOR
Caribbean Reinsurer of the Year: Everest Re
Mexico Reinsurer of the Year: Munich Re
Central America Insurer of the Year: ASSA
Central America Reinsurer of the Year: TransRe
Latin America Insurer of the Year: HDI
Latin America Reinsurer of the Year: TransRe
Insurance Broker of the Year: Aon
Reinsurance Broker of the Year: SOM.US
Insurance CEO of the Year: Joaquin Brockman, Qualitas
Reinsurance CEO of the Year: Ron Diaz, Everest Re
Insurance Broking CEO of the Year: Ricardo Brockmann, Marsh
Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year: Sergio Montoya, Willis Re
Influential Individual of the Year: Isaac Anthony, CCRIF
Lifetime Achievement: Manuel Almenara