Celebrating convergence market talent

Celebrating (re)insurance market talent

London

28 April 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Trading Risk Awards 2022!

 

Winners were announced at our live awards ceremony on 28 April 2022 at The Savoy, London!

2022 SHORTLIST IS LIVE
 

We are proud to announce the 2022 finalists for the Trading Risk Awards.
 

Winners will be announced at our live awards ceremony on 28 April 2022 at The Savoy, London!

The Trading Risk Awards celebrates the elite individual and team excellence within the convergence market.

 

Thank you to everyone who took paty in this year's Trading Risk Awards. We were honoured to host you all once again and bring together our fantastic community to shine the light on the sector's incredible innovation.

 

We will be returning next year - to get ahead of the sponsorship cycle for 2023, please email  Jack Thomson or Goran Pandzic for any US or Bermuda inquiries.

Timeline

Entries
Open

 

19 November 2021

 

Entries
Close

 

 20 January 2022

Shortlist Announcement

 

21 March 2022

Awards Ceremony

 

 28 April 2022 - The Savoy, London

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

2022 WINNERS

 
(Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year 

 

Prologis 

Farmers Insurance Group 

NN Re 

 

 

Broker-dealer of the Year sponsored by Schroders 

 

TigerRisk Capital Markets and Advisory (TCMA) 

Aon Securities 

GC Securities 

Swiss Re Capital Markets 

 

 

Closing the Protection Gap Initiative of the Year 

 

IBRD CAR 130 

Greater Bay Re 

Kettle 

Phoenix 2 Re 

 

ESG Initiative of the Year 

 

Project Decipher 

Leadenhall Capital Partners 

Transparency Questionnaire 

AXA IM Alts 

Green Cat Bond 

Generali / Lion III Re DAC 

ESG Framework/Kitemark 

Guernsey

Syndicate 4321 

Beazley 

Climate Transition Pathways 

WTW 

 

Financial Facilitator of the Year 

 

Sidley Austin 

Bermuda Stock Exchange 

Mayer Brown 

 

 

Initiative of the Year 

 

Ledger Investing 

Laplace-C 

Gibson Re 

University of Illinois Revenue Hedge (Pandemic Trigger) 

 

 

Life Transaction of the Year 

 

SkyRidge Re 

Leadenhall Capital Partners/Guy Carpenter/Munich Re 

Vita Capital VI Ltd. Series 2021-1 

Vitality Re XII 

 

Manager of the Year sponsored by Steadfast Re 

 

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board 

Integral ILS 

Leadenhall Capital Partners 

Neuberger Berman 

 

 

Non-life Transaction of the Year sponsored by Conyers 

 

Gibson Re 

Lloyd’s Central Fund Transaction/Constellation IC 

Logistics Re Series 2021-1 

Wrigley Re Series 2021-1 

 

Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year  

 

Aon's Capital Advisory team 

Aon Insurance Managers 

Guernsey 

Verisk Extreme Event Solutions 

 

Young ILS Professional of the Year sponsored by Horseshoe, An Artex Company 

 

David Griffiths 

Willkie Farr & Gallagher 

Andrew Lauer 

Elementum Advisors 

Carlo Alberto Magnani 

GC Securities 

 

Young ILS Underwriter of the Year 

 

Aaron Garcia Ehrhardt 

Hiscox Re & ILS 

Craig Gillespie 

Leadenhall Capital Partners 

Gokul Sudarsana 

Hudson Structured Capital Management 

 

Outstanding Contributor of the Year sponsored by Aon 

 

 Luca Albertini

Leadenhall Capital Partners

 

 

A Big Thank You To Our Judges

Andre Perez

Fiona Robertson Editor-in-chief, Trading Riskisk

John Nichols Former CEO, AXIS Re

Julia Henderson, President and Head of Portfolio Management, Stableiskisk

Jutta Kath, CEO uni-kath llc/ NED

Simon Cloney CEO, Steadfast Reis

► Simon Cloney has almost 30 years of (re) insurance experience. He specialised in treaty reinsurance prior to joining Beach & Associates in 2005 to develop a capital markets capability for the broker. In 2014 he completed an MBO to create Steadfast Re (Sydney), opening a London office in 2016.

Categories & Criteria 

Find out more information on entry questions and requirements by registering on the enter now page.

Young ILS Underwriter of the year

Entry criteria: Candidates will be an individual, aged 35 or under on 31 December 2021, and working in the convergence sector to support the underwriting functions at an ILS manager, sourcing and/or analysing risk. Although young, the winner will be involved in portfolio management/underwriting-led roles and 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 2021, 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.

Closing the protection gap initiative of the Year

Entry criteria:  This award will recognise a reinsurance or ILS transaction that insures risk that was previously uninsured or not highly insured. The winning transaction will be able to show significant participation from ILS markets and demonstrate a benefit to the cedant in meeting their need for protection.

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.

ESG Initiative of the Year

Entry criteria:  This award will recognise a specific ESG initiative within the ILS market, either market-wide or at a specific firm. The winning transaction will show a solid advancement of ESG goals at the firm or within the industry.

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.

Get Involved

Align your brand with the Trading Risk Awards and leverage our reach and brand recognition among senior figures in the industry.

 

You will gain excellent profiling through Trading Risk and on-the-day at the awards ceremony.

 

Please email jack.thomson@euromoneyplc.com to find out more about sponsorship opportunities. 

Sponsors

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Aon Securities provides insurance and reinsurance clients with a full suite of insurance-linked securities products, including catastrophe bonds, contingent capital, sidecars, collateralized reinsurance, industry loss warranties, and derivative products. As one of the most experienced investment banking firms in this market, Aon Securities offers expert underwriting and placement of new debt and equity issues, financial and strategic advisory services, as well as a leading secondary trading desk. Aon Securities’ integration with Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business expands its capability to provide distinctive analytics, modeling, rating agency, and other consultative services

Conyers is globally recognised as a leader in the insurance sector by the top onshore firms.  We advise on a wide range of transactions and matters – and have done so for over 60 years. We act for the large majority of Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers.

 

Conyers is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Leading the way in integrated ILS solutions, Horseshoe, an Artex Risk Solutions company, is the world’s largest ILS service provider. Powered by the talent of more than 100 ILS professionals and operating in all major ILS locations, Horseshoe specializes in insurance management, risk transformation, fund administration, advisory and corporate services. With a market share in excess of 50% supporting a broad range of structures, Horseshoe facilitates all types of ILS transactions and platforms.

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Schroders Capital provides investors access to uncorrelated long-term returns across life and non-life insurance risk globally through investing in insurance-linked securities strategies. With more than a decade’s experience, the Schroders Capital team has established itself as among the most innovative investors globally in insurance-linked securities, offering investors access to the full spectrum of life and non-life ILS strategies via a range of open- and closed-ended funds as well as tailored, single investor mandates.

Steadfast Re was formed in 2014 as a joint venture with Steadfast Group. Established in 1996, it is the largest general insurance broking network and the largest underwriting agency group in Australasia.

The Steadfast Network has 457 general insurance brokerages in Australasia who receive superior market access, exclusive products and services, backed by the size and scale of the Steadfast Group.

Steadfast Re has offices in Sydney and London an provides clients with Treaty and Fac products and service. We bring a deep knowledge of the ILS space stretching back to delivering some of the first sidecars to respond to Hurrican Katrina in 2005.