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Awards Ceremony
27 June 2024 | The HAC, London

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After 15 years of the Trading Risk Awards we've changed the name and bid farewell to the Trading Risk moniker, but the awards still stand as a trusted and impartial benchmark of quality and excellence within our sector.

Introducing the Insurance Insider ILS Awards.

We are pleased to return to celebrate the (re)insurance convergence industry and reflect on the outstanding contributions and achievements of the last 12 months. Take part in the awards conversation by nominating individuals and companies whose work deserves to be acknowledged.

Please find the 2024 categories, criteria, and entry guide below. If you need assistance or have any questions about the submissions or awards process, please contact Ivan Petkovon +44 20 3835 8448.

For sponsorship opportunities please email Pierre Aghabala (+44 (0) 7985 350 666) or Goran Pandzic (+1 917 232 0308).

Accordion List - 2024 Shortlist

2024 Shortlist

  • Broker-Deal of the Year | Sponsored by Schroders Capital

    • Aon Securities 
    • Gallagher Securities  
    • GC Securities 
    • Howden Capital Markets & Advisory
    • Swiss Re Capital Markets 
  • Nat-cat Transaction of the Year


    • Blackstone Real Estate, Wrigley Re 2023-1 
    • Toka Tū Ake EQC, Totara Re 
    • VKB Group, King Max Re
  • Closing the Protection Gap Award

    • Africa Specialty Risks Re  
    • Axis, Long Walk 2024-1 
    • Toka Tū Ake EQC, Totara 2023-1 
    • World Bank, IBRD CAR 131 for Chile 
  • ESG Initiative of the Year

    • ILS ESG Transparency Initiative 
    • Inver Re, Inver Re Global Index Practice 
    • Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co, Kizuna Re III (Series 2024-1) 
  • Initiative of the Year

    • Africa Specialty Risks Re and Inver Re, Parametric Reinsurance  
    • Aon Securities, 144A Cyber Cat Bonds 
    • Elementum Advisors, The Elementum Opportunities Fund (EOF) 
    • Nephila Capital, Cassiopea Fund
    • PERILS and CyberAcuView, US Cyber Industry Loss Index launch
  • Manager of the Year

    • Hiscox Re & ILS 
    • Integral ILS 
    • Scor Investment Partners
  • (Re)Insurer/Sponsor of the Year | Sponsored by Howden Capital Markets & Advisory

    • Axis 
    • Beazley  
    • SageSure 
    • Toka Tū Ake EQC 
  • Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

    • Artex Capital Solutions 
    • Bermuda Stock Exchange 
    • CyberCube 
    • Mayer Brown 
    • Sidley Austin 
    • Verisk Analytics (formerly AIR Worldwide) 
    • Willkie Farr & Gallagher 
  • Young ILS Person of the Year

    • Bamishe Alao, WTW 
    • Brittany Baker, CyberCube 
    • Matt Morgan, Nephila Capital 
    • Josh Stannack, TP ICAP 
  • Fund of the Year | Sponsored by Lockton Re

    • Axa IM Alts, Axa IM WAVe Cat Bonds Fund  
    • Leadenhall Capital Partners, Leadenhall UCITS ILS Fund 
    • Schroders Capital ILS, Schroder Investment Fund - Core Insurance Linked Securities 
    • Tenax Capital, Tenax Capital UCITS Catastrophe Bond Fund 
  • Cyber ILS Award | Sponsored by Conyers

    • Axis, Aon Securities, CyberCube and Sidley Austin, Long Walk 2024-1 
    • Gallagher Securities, PoleStar Re 2024-1; Joint-First Incepting Cyber underwritten Rule 144A Cat Bond 
    • Swiss Reinsurance Company, Matterhorn Re Series 2023-1 Class CYB-A Notes 
  • End Investor Award

    There will be no shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced at the ILS Awards ceremony in June.
  • Outstanding Contributor of the Year | Sponsored by Aon

    There will be no shortlist for this category. The winner will be announced at the ILS Awards ceremony in June.
Key dates for 2024

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Submissions deadline

 Thursday, 21 March 2024

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Shortlist announcement

Thursday, 25 April 2024

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Award ceremony

Thursday, 27 June 2024

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Our judging panel

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Andre Perez

Chairman, Las Olas Holdings

Mr Perez is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the global (re)insurance industry. Most recently, he was the founder and Chairman of the Horseshoe Group, a leading financial market services provider dedicated to both Insurance-Linked Securities (“ILS”) and the alternative investment fund markets.

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Craig Hupper

Principal and Managing Member, Resilience Risk Advisory LLC

Craig Hupper is Principal and Managing Member of Resilience Risk Advisory LLC, which focuses on the intersection between (re)insurance and capital markets. Previously, Craig was with New York-based TransRe group from 1998 through 2023, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director and head of Sustainability and Resilience. He also served in underwriting and ceded retrocession positions before establishing TransRe’s Risk Management, Capital Partners and Sustainability and Resilience teams.

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Des Potter

Special Advisor to Chief Financial Officer, Lloyd’s

Des Potter joined Lloyd’s in March 2022 as Special Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer, Burkhard Keese, focusing on enhancing access for institutional investors to the Lloyd’s market.

He has over 20 years senior executive experience in the (re)insurance and Insurance-Linked Securities markets, having previously worked at Aon Benfield Securities Ltd, Barclays Bank and, most recently, Guy Carpenter.

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Jutta Kath

Jutta has held executive positions in the insurance and reinsurance industry in companies like HDI, Hannover Re, Converium, Winterthur Insurance, Zurich Insurance Group and Allianz.

Before founding her own consulting and coaching firm in late 2020, she was part of the ILS team at Schroder Secquaero.

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Kirby Wisian

An experienced catastrophe reinsurance leader in the Property and Casualty Industry, Kirby Wisian retired from the United States Automobile Association (USAA) in 2022, where he was a Vice President of catastrophe risk management. A proficient Actuary FCAS, Wisian focused on catastrophe risk management, acquiring catastrophe reinsurance, managing risk concentrations, and purchasing catastrophe reinsurance, both traditional and ILS (catastrophe bond) reinsurance.

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Nicky Payne

Partner, McGill & Partners’ Treaty Reinsurance

Nicky is a Partner in McGill & Partners’ Treaty Reinsurance team focusing on delivering ILS solutions across the full value chain and supporting our retro and reinsurance teams.

Nicky worked in senior reinsurance broking roles in London for Aon and Alexander Howden for 25+ years before transitioning to the ILS sector in 2013. Nicky became the Head of Origination in London for the Credit Suisse ILS operations, before taking a leading role in the structuring ,set-up and underwriting of an fully backed ILS Lloyd’s syndicate.

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Steve Emmerson

Steve set up the Tullett Prebon ILS desk in September 2008 and has traded with over 50 ILS counterparties throughout the world, typically based in Europe, Bermuda and the USA. Product areas include Catastrophe Bond Secondary Market Trading (& Life & Health Bonds), ILS Valuation Services and the TP Insurance Linked Notes platform (ILNs).

Prior to joining Tullett Prebon, Steve was a main board Director of HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd, with overall responsibility for Business Development across all lines.

Jillian Williams

Jillian Williams

Former Chief Underwriting Officer

Jillian Williams has 30 years experience within the re/insurance and ILS industry, the last 15 years was at Leadenhall Capital Partners. She was one of the founding employees at Leadenhall Capital Partners.

Jillian worked as Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of ESG at Leadenhall Capital Partners. She has extensive knowledge of underwriting, transaction origination, catastrophe modelling, actuarial pricing and consulting experience.

Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz

Chief Executive Officer, Aon Securities

Paul Schultz serves as CEO of Aon Securities and leads Aon’s investment banking team, responsible for providing investment banking products and services to Aon’s clients. Since joining Aon in 2000, Paul has led Aon Securities and advised Aon on issuing the first ever securitization of private equity limited partnerships.

Paul is a member of the Executive Committee of Aon Reinsurance Solutions, a member of the US Reinsurance Solutions Leadership Team and the executive sponsor of Aon’s global apprenticeship programs.

Accordion List - 2023 Winners

View the 2023 winners

  • Broker-dealer of the Year | Sponsored by Schroders Capital

    WINNER: Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory
    • Aon Securities
    • GC Securities
    • Goldman Sachs & Co
    • Swiss Re Capital Markets
  • Closing the Protection Gap Initiative of the Year

    WINNER: African Risk Capacity’s (ARC) Outbreaks & Epidemics Programme | African Risk Capacity Group; Munich Re

    • At-Bay Cyber Transaction

    • Ferian Re
    Ferian Re
  • D&I Initiative of the Year

    WINNER: Hudson Structured Capital Management (“HSCM”)
    • Beazley
    • Brit Insurance
  • ESG Initiative of the Year

    WINNER: Zurich ILS Working Group (Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies, LGT ILS Partners, Plenum Investments , Schroders Investment Management (Switzerland) , Solidum Partners , Twelve Capital) | Zurich ILS Working Group

    Voluntary Carbon Credit Invalidation Insurance

    KCC Climate-Conditioned Models for Hurricanes, Floods, and Wildfires
    Karen Clark & Company (KCC)
  • Initiative of the Year

    WINNER: Fontana Holdings (“Fontana”) | RenaissanceRe Holdings

    Creation of the London Bridge 2 PCC Platform
    The Society of Lloyd's; Clifford Chance; Artex Capital Solutions

    Cyber Analytics in the ILS Space

    Cat SWAT team
    Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory

    The Fundamentals of Insurance-Linked Securities Education Programme
    Phoenix CRetro
  • InsurTech Solution of the Year

    WINNER: Alternative Capital Partners iLink ("ACP iLink") | Swiss Re Capital Markets

    The Vesttoo Platform
  • Manager of the Year | Sponsored by Artex

    WINNER: RenaissanceRe Capital Partners
    • Hiscox Re & ILS
    • Leadenhall Capital Partners
    • Schroders Capital ILS
  • Non-life Transaction of the Year | Sponsored by Conyers

    WINNER: Beazley Cyber Cat Bond (Cairney) | Gallagher Securities

    Flywheel Re SPC
    Accelerant Insurance

    Fontana Holdings (“Fontana”)
    RenaissanceRe Holdings

    Matterhorn Re (Argon) 2022-1
    Swiss Re Capital Markets

    The Partnership Capital Platform AdVantage Retro I (“AdVantage”)
    Vantage Risk
  • (Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year | Sponsored by Howden Capital Markets & Advisory

    WINNER: Accelerant Insurance

    • Beazley
    • Everest Re Group
  • Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

    WINNER: Sidley Austin
    • Artex Capital Solutions
    • Mayer Brown
    • The Bermuda Stock Exchange
  • Young ILS Professional of the Year

    WINNER: Andrew Lauer, Elementum Advisors

    Tanner Sowa
    Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Young ILS Underwriter of the Year

    WINNER: Agnes (Xing) Chang, OTPP

    Jason Saints
    Hudson Structured Capital Management

    Mike Rich
    K2 Advisors
  • Outstanding Contributor of the year - Sponsored by Aon

    WINNER: Henning Ludolphs, Hannover Re
Partnership Enquiries

Event Partnerships

If you are interested in becoming an event partner, please contact Pierre Aghabalaon +44 (0) 7985 350 666 or Goran Pandzic on +1 917 232 0308, to discuss how your company can play a role in the programme.

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