Celebrating convergence market talent

Celebrating (re)insurance market talent

London

9 Sept 2021

The Winners From Trading Risk Awards 2021

About

 

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Trading Risk Awards!

 

The awards celebrated the elite individual and team excellence within the convergence market.

 

This year the Trading Risk Awards promoted the best of the ILS industry as we emerged from one of the most challenging years in living memory, bringing together our fantastic community to shine the light on the sector's incredible innovation.

 

 

 

Timeline

Entries
Opened 

 

2 Mar 2021

 

Entries
Closed

 

 13 May 2021

 

Shortlist Announced

 

20 Jul 2021

 

Awards Ceremony

 

 23 Sep 2021

 

Shortlisted Companies Include

Acrisure •  AmWINS • Aon • Arceo AI • Ascot Group • Ascot Re •  Association of Professional Insurance Women • AXA XL • AXIS • Axis Re • Benchmark Insurance • BMS Re • Brit Global Specialty US • British Airways Cyber Attack Response • Burns & Wilcox • Cape Analytics • Chisel AI • Chubb Insurance • Clutch Analytics • CNA Insurance • Cowbell Cyber • Energetic Insurance • Everest Insurance • Executive Perils • Groundspeed Analytics • Hamilton Insurance • Hippo Insurance • HW Kaufman Group  • Hylant • ICAT •  Marsh • McKenzie Intelligence • McLarens • New Energy Risk • New Paradigm Group •  NFP Property & Casualty • ODNsure.com • PERse • ProSight Specialty Insurance •  Risk Point • RT Specialty • SCOR • Sedgwick • Sirius • Snapsheet • The American Equity Underwriters • The Bold Penguin Exchange • Thimble • Third Point Re • Tiger Risk Partners • Tremor Risk Transfer Marketplace • VAST • Victor North America

WINNERS 2021

(Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year 
WINNER
Danish Red Cross 
 
 California Earthquake Authority 
 
Fidelis Insurance Bermuda 
 
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power 
 
 
 
Broker-Dealer of the Year 
WINNER 
Aon Securities 
 
GC Securities 
 
Goldman Sachs 
 
Swiss Re Capital Markets 
 
 
 
Financial Facilitator of the Year 
WINNER 
Mayer Brown 
 
Clifford Chance Insurance Group 
 
Sidley Austin 
 
 
 
Initiative of the Year 
WINNER 
CyberCube 
CyberCube cyber model 
 
HSCM  
HSCM / Aon Agricultural IP Cover 
 
Lloyd's of London, Clifford Chance & Horseshoe 
London Bridge PCC 
 
PCS, a Verisk business 
PCS Cyber RLM 
 
Sidley Austin, Premia Re, TigerRisk Capital Markets 
Elevation Re (SPC) 
 
 
 
Life Transaction of the Year 
WINNER 
Greenstone Financial Services, Hannover Re. Leadenhall & Schroders
Project Evergreen 
 
Swiss Re 
Matterhorn Re Ltd. Series 2020-2 Class A Notes 
 
Willis Re Securities / Securian Financial 
La Vie Re Limited 2020-1 
 
 
 
Manager of the Year 
WINNER
HSCM
 
Fermat Capital Management 
 
Leadenhall Capital Partners 
 
Schroders Capital ILS 
 
 
 
Non-Life Transaction of the Year 
WINNER 
Aon 
Aon Securities' Power Protective Re Ltd. Series 2020-1 ("Power Protective") 
 
Goldman Sachs and Swiss Re Capital Markets 
Sierra Re
 
MS Amlin Asia Pacific, ILS Advisers / HSZ Group  
Phoenix 1 Re 
 
Replexus 
Dunant Re IC Limited Series 2021-1 Class VE 
 
 
 
Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year 
WINNER
Willis Towers Watson 
 
Aon Insurance Managers ("AIM") 
 
Horseshoe 
 
PCS, a Verisk business 
 
 
 
Young ILS Professional of the Year 
WINNER 
Integral ILS 
Emily Birrell 
 
Aon 
Mitchell Rosenberg 
 
Hiscox Re & ILS  
Aaron García Ehrhardt 
 
PCS, a Verisk business  
Michael Thompson 
 
 
 
Young ILS Underwriter of the Year 
WINNER
HSCM  
Nikki-Lynn Marshall 
 
Leadenhall Capital Partners  
Craig Gillespie 
 
Nephila Climate  
Ali Ouaissi 
 
 
Outstanding Contributor of the Year
WINNER
Horseshoe Group

 

Young ILS Underwriter of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be an individual, aged 35 or under on 31 December 2020, and working in the convergence sector to support the underwriting functions at an ILS manager, sourcing and/or analysing risk. Although young, the winner would already have made a significant contribution to the sector, clearly demonstrating a solid contribution to the future of the convergence market. 

 

Candidates' entries must be supported by their department manager.

Young ILS Professional of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be an individual, aged 35 or under on 31 December 2020, and working in the convergence sector in a non-underwriting role (such as broking/trading, in investor relations or other service functions). Although young, the winner would already have made a significant contribution to the sector, clearly demonstrating a solid contribution to the future of the convergence market. 

 

Candidates' entries must be supported by their department manager.

Initiative of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be from any sector within the convergence market, whose specific initiative – including new trading technology, IT development, modelling innovation, new product, or the introduction of new parties to the convergence market – has significantly aided its development.

 

The winner of this broad category will be a corporation or a team whose specific innovation has made an outstanding contribution to improving the way that (re)insurance risk is transferred in the past year.

 

Reinsurance Facilitator of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be professional advisers to the convergence sector specialising in reinsurance services – including actuarial services, risk modelling firms and risk transformers among other facilitators of insurance-linked transactions.

 

The winner will have played a pivotal role in developing either a new trading risk technology or instrument or in developing the convergence sector.

Financial Facilitator of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be professional advisers to the convergence sector providing financial services – including legal advice, trust services or fund administration, among other facilitators of insurance-linked transactions.

 

The winner will have played a pivotal role in developing either a new trading risk technology or instrument or in developing the convergence sector.

Manager of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be institutions or investment teams that have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the ILS investor community in the previous year.

 

The winner will have demonstrated a continued, deep commitment to the ILS sector alongside strong financial results, success in attracting new investors to the sector and an innovative or pioneering approach in sourcing risk.

Broker-dealer of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be investment banks, capital markets divisions within broking houses or (re)insurance companies that provided an outstanding service to the ILS space in the past year.

 

The winner will be a company or a team, which has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the convergence sector through consistently managing ILS transactions and/or the successful launch of new trading risk technology, or a newcomer to the market that has enriched the sector through its involvement.

Non-life Transaction of the year

Entry criteria: Nominations will be welcomed for an elemental risk transfer transaction, which either breaks boundaries in elemental risk transfer, or cements the foundations of a core transaction.

 

The winner will be an efficiently structured, well-priced and successfully executed transaction, with the recipient either the individual or team that structured the transaction.

Life Transaction of the year

Entry criteria: Nominations will be welcomed for a non-elemental risk transfer transaction – including non-elemental, life and longevity securitisations, swaps, pension buy-ins or buy-outs – which either breaks boundaries in non-elemental risk transfer or cements the foundations of a core transaction.

 

The winner will be an efficiently structured, well priced and successfully executed transaction, with the recipient either the individual or team that structured the transaction

(Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be (re)insurers that have either demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the convergence sector through consistent ILS issuance and/or adoption of new trading risk technology, or a newcomer to the market that has researched the sector and sponsored an innovative deal.

Judges

A big thank you to our judges!

Trevor Bolt

Former Director
Hannover Re

Simon Cloney

CEO
Steadfast Re

Dr. Morton N Lane

President
Lane Financial LLC

Julia Henderson

President and Head of Portfolio Management
Stable

John Nichols

Former CEO
AXIS Re

Tim Tetlow

Principal
Heliosphan 

Fiona Robertson

Managing Editor
(Chair of Judges)
Trading Risk

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