Welcome to the 11th annual Trading Risk Awards!

This Awards ceremony has now finished. Congratulations to our Winners!


Click here to download the Trading Risk Awards 2019 post-event supplement.


Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who took part. See you next year!

 

Welcome to the 11th annual Trading Risk Awards - the largest awards ceremony dedicated to recognising and rewarding excellence in the convergence market.

 

Our eleven categories showcase the exceptional talent, innovation and achievements of the best individuals, teams and companies in the industry.

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2019 Winners

 

Young ILS Underwriter of the Year

 

Ben Adolph, Leadenhall Capital Partners

 

Young ILS Professional of the Year

Sponsored by: Drinker Biddle

 

Rhodri Lane, Aon Securities

 

Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by: Artex

 

RMS - U.S Inland Flood HD Model
 

Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

Sponsored by: Wilmington Trust

 

AIR Worldwide

 

Financial Facilitator of the Year

 

Mayer Brown

 

Manager of the Year

 

Schroders

 

Broker-Dealer of the Year

 

GC Securities

 

Life Transaction of the Year

 

Build America Mutual, Cadwalader & Goldman Sachs - Fidus Re

 

Non-Life Transaction of the Year

Sponsored by Conyers Dill & Pearman

 

Aon Securities, Citi Group and Swiss Re - The World Bank (Pacific Alliance Bond)

 

(Re)insurer / Sponsor of the Year

Sponsored by Steadfast Re

 

Insurance Australia Group

 

Outstanding Contributor of the Year

Sponsored by Aon

 

Eveline Takken-Somers, PGGM

Young ILS Underwriter of the Year

Candidates will be an individual, aged 35 or under on 31 December 2018, 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 must be nominated, or supported by, their departmental manager.
 

Online entry questions:
How has the nominee demonstrated drive and innovation in the ILS underwriting sphere? (250 words)

How the has nominee contributed to the convergence industry and its future development? (250 words)

Supporting statement from manager (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? e.g. external referees (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Young ILS Professional of the Year

Candidates will be an individual, aged 35 or under on 31 December 2018, 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 must be nominated, or supported by, their departmental manager.
 

Online entry questions:
How has the nominee demonstrated drive and innovation in the ILS sphere? (250 words)

How the has nominee contributed to the convergence industry and its future development? (250 words)

Supporting statement from manager (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? e.g. external referees (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Initiative of the Year

Candidates will be from any sector within the convergence market, whose specific initiative – including new trading technology, IT development, modelling innovation, new product, or 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.

Online entry questions:

What problems did the initiative successfully tackle / what new development did it bring to the market? (250 words)

What is the take-up of this initiative? (250 words)

Please provide supporting evidence for the success of this initiative (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

 

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Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

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.
 

Online entry questions:
What problems did the nominee successfully tackle / what new development did it bring to the market? (250 words)

Please provide supporting evidence for the success of this facilitator (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Financial Facilitator of the Year

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.
 

Online entry questions:
What problems did the nominee successfully tackle / what new development did it bring to the market? (250 words)

Please provide supporting evidence for the success of this facilitator (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Manager of the Year

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.
 

Online entry questions:
What new developments did the team successfully launch in 2018? (250 words)

Please provide supporting evidence for the success of this Manager (250 words)

How has this firm benefitted its investors and cedents in 2019? (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Broker-Dealer of the Year

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 either 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.

Online entry questions:
How many ILS transactions has the firm worked on in 2018? (250 words)

What category of transactions were they? (250 words)

Were there any innovative transactions the firm was able to place? (250 words)

Are there any new or returning clients that the firm has encouraged to use more ILS cover? (250 words)

Please provide supporting evidence for the success of this firm (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Non-Life Transaction of the Year

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.

Online entry questions:
Cedent and Broker dealer(s) (250 words)

Transaction details and purpose (250 words)

In what ways was the deal rationale compelling? (250 words)

How was this transaction innovative? (250 words)

How did this transaction benefit the parties involved and the market as a whole? (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

 

Sponsored by:

Life Transaction of the Year

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.

Online entry questions:
Cedent and Broker dealer(s) (250 words)

Transaction details and purpose (250 words)

In what ways was the deal rationale compelling? (250 words)

How was this transaction innovative? (250 words)

How did this transaction benefit the parties involved and the market as a whole? (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

Reinsurer/Sponsor of the Year

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.

Online entry questions:
What use has the sponsor made of ILS cover since the market began? (250 words)

How has the firm furthered or improved the extent of its ILS relationships in 2019 (250 words)

Are there any other ways in which the firm has improved dialogue between cedents and ILS markets? (250 words)

Are there any other contributing factors for nomination? (250 words)

Why should this entry win? (250 words)

 

Sponsored by:

 

Outstanding Contributor of the Year

Candidates will be an individual working in the convergence sector. The winner will have made an outstanding contribution to convergence in the past year, and consistently over the market’s development of this sector.

 

*Please note that we do not accept entries for this category. The winner will be chosen by the Managing Editor of Trading Risk.*

 

The 'Outstanding Contributor of the Year' award is sponsored by:

Entries open
08 February

Entries close
22 March

Shortlist announced
11 April

Awards evening
20 June

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AWARD CATEGORIES

 

 

 

 

 

Young ILS Underwriter
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Reinsurance Facilitator
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Manager
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Broker-Dealer
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Non-Life Transaction
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Outstanding Contributor
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THE JUDGES

Fiona Robertson

Managing Editor
Trading Risk

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Adam Alvarez

Principal
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Trevor Bolt

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Simon Cloney

CEO
Steadfast Re

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Morton Lane

President
Lane Financial LLC

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John Nichols

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2018 WINNERS

Young ILS Underwriter of the Year

Winner: Rom Aviv, IBI ILS Partners

 

Young ILS Professional of the Year

Winner: Brent Poliquin, AIR Worldwide

 

Initiative of the Year

Winner: LGT ILS Partners: Lumen Re

 

Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

Winner: Artex

 

Financial Facilitator of the Year

Winner: World Bank

 

Manager of the Year

Winner: Elementum Advisors

 

Broker-Dealer of the Year

Winner: GC Securities

 

Life Transaction of the Year

Winner: IBRD CAR 111 and 112, PEF - Swiss Re Capital Markets, IBRD, GC Securities, Munich Re Capital Markets

 

Non-Life Transaction of the Year

Winner: Riverfront Re - Aon Securities and Goldman Sachs for Great American Insurance Company

 

(Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year

Winner: American Financial Group

 

Outstanding Contributor of the Year

Winner: Dirk Lohmann

 

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EVENT DETAILS

The Savoy Hotel

Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

18:30 - Drinks reception

19:15 - Call to dinner

21:30 - Awards

01:00 - Carriages

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Entries open
08 February

Entries close
22 March

Shortlist announced
11 April

Awards evening
20 June