Reactions’ North America Award winners revealed!

Reactions’ North America Award winners revealed!

Reactions’ 2019 North America Awards celebrated the best of the re/insurance industry’s top performers Thursday night before a packed house at Cirpani 25 in New York City, with Aon taking home more awards than any other nominee this year.

Aon was the winner in the categories of Retail Broker of the Year and Reinsurance Broker of the Year (in both Treaty and Fac) for its Reinsurance Solutions Business.

Additionally, Greg Case was named Insurance Broking CEO of the Year. In a recorded message played at the awards ceremony, Case expressed his gratitude for the win.

“On behalf of my 50,000 colleagues, it’s an honor to accept this recognition,” said Case. “Every day, it’s a privilege to see my dedicated colleagues bring their best to our clients around the world. They serve with excellence, and seek to help clients address the volatility and new challenges so prevalent in today’s marketplace.”

AIG took home honors for North America Insurer of the Year, while SCOR SE received the award for North America Reinsurer of the Year.

Chubb’s Evan Greenberg was honored with the award for Insurance Company CEO of the Year.

Patrick Gallagher Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., was the recipient of Reactions’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency received the honor for Rating Agency of the Year, over incumbents AM Best and Standard & Poor’s.

“This is such a tremendous win for us,” said Managing Director, Business Development Tina Bukow. To be recognized by the industry and Reactions Magazine for setting new standards of excellence and integrity is a very proud moment for all of us at KBRA.”

New to the awards program this year was the Donald J. Greene Student Excellence Award, presented in partnership with the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University. Those honors were bestowed upon Heba Yacoub and Michael D. Platt, top students with outstanding industry internship and apprentice experience selected by the School’s faculty and administrative leadership. 

 

 

Winners List


The list of winners for Reactions’ 2019 North America Awards follows:

North America Insurer of the Year

AIG

Bermuda Insurer of the Year

AXA XL


 

North America Reinsurer of the Year

SCOR SE

 

Bermuda Reinsurer of the Year

Renaissance Re

 

Retail Broker of the Year

Aon

 

 
Wholesale Broker of the Year

RT Specialty

 

Reinsurance Broker of the Year (Treaty)

Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions Business

 

Reinsurance Broker of the Year (Facultative)

Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions Business

 

Broking Rising Star

Jordan Cocom, Executive Perils Inc.

 

Underwriting Rising Star

Libby Ismail, Ascot Group

 

InsurTech Firm of the Year

Pillar Technologies

 

InsurTech Incubator of the Year

Plug and Play Insurtech

 

Software Innovation of the Year
(Awarded to an organization that released a solution of significant value to the re/insurance industry.)

WebXL 4.2, Effisoft

 

Rating Agency of the Year

Kroll Bond Rating Agency

 

Risk Modelling Firm of the Year

Risk Management Solutions

 

 

Professional Services/Accounting Firm of the Year

EY

 

Consultancy of the Year
(Awarded to firms specifically dedicated to consulting, rather than accounting firms.)

Milliman

 

ILS Investment Manager/Fund of the Year

Neuberger Berman (NB Insurance Linked Strategies)

 

Investment Bank of the Year

J.P. Morgan & Co.

 

Insurance Asset Management Firm of the Year

BlackRock

 

Law Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance

 

Analytics of the Year (by an Insurance/Reinsurance Broker)

Willis Towers Watson

 

Capital Raising of the Year

Convex Group

 

Launch of the Year

Acra Re

 

M&A Deal of the Year

Marsh & McLennan’s acquisition of JLT

 

ILS Transaction of the Year

The Pacific Alliance catastrophe bond


Coverage Innovation of the Year

Executive Perils’ RE360, in conjunction with Arch

 

Diversity & Inclusion Award

QBE North America

 

Innovator of the Year

Sean Bourgeois, Founder & CEO, Tremor Technologies Inc.

 

Donald J. Greene Student Excellence Award

Heba Yacoub

 

Donald J. Greene Student Excellence Award

Michael D. Platt

 

Life Reinsurer of the Year

Reinsurance Group of America

 

Property Catastrophe Reinsurer of the Year

Ascot Group

 

Casualty Reinsurer of the Year

Swiss Re

 

Specialty Reinsurer of the Year

QBE North America

 

Insurance Broking CEO of the Year

Greg Case, Aon

 

Insurance Company CEO of the Year

Evan Greenberg, Chubb

 

Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year

Peter Hearn, Guy Carpenter

 

Reinsurance Company CEO of the Year

Kevin O’Donnell, Renaissance Re

 

The Legacy Award

Toby Merrill (Chubb)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick Gallagher Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

 

 

 

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