Gracechurch announces London’s Top Ten Leading Underwriters

Dec 19, 2017

LONDON’S LEADING UNDERWRITERS: TOP TEN 2017

Ranking

Name

Company

Business line

1st

Richard Trubshaw

MAP

Reinsurance

2nd

Rhys Thomas

XL Catlin

Property

3rd

Tim Prifti

Tokio Marine Kiln

Accident & Health

4th

Stephen Hawkins

XL Catlin

Energy

5th

Ben Maidment

Brit Global Specialty

Cyber

6th

James Grainger

Munich Re

Energy

7th

Nick Kilhams

Chaucer

War & Geopolitical risks

8th

Philip Sandle

Beazley

Marine

9th

Charlie Boyd

Ark Underwriting

Accident & Health, Reinsurance

10th

James Mecham

Chaucer

Casualty/Non-Marine Liability

Richard Trubshaw of MAP once again tops Gracechurch’s 2017 ranking of London’s Leading Underwriters. This year the full ranking comprises nearly 800 individual Underwriters, voted for by both Brokers and Underwriters. The Full Report will be launched in mid-January 2018 and made available to brokers, Risk Managers and underwriters in the Market.

TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN RECEIVING THE 2017 REPORT PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILS TO: llu@gracechurchconsulting.co.uk

The 2017 ranking shows some fascinating changes with new leaders appearing in almost all business classes. Some of the more iconic individuals have dropped out of the limelight to be replaced by a new generation of younger, highly ambitious underwriters.

Many new company entrants have also appeared, including for example CFC in the Cyber category, reflecting this new class but also the rapid consolidation and changing fortunes of various businesses in the Market.

Ben Bolton of Gracechurch comments:

“Far from being an endangered species the London Underwriter appears to be evolving and thriving as change happens in the most traditional of markets. Our analysis shows there is a new generation of ambitious underwriters looking to a near-future where the so-called ‘bionic underwriter’ becomes a reality: technology freeing talent up to innovate and develop.”

The Survey
• Approximately 1500 underwriter recommendations, comprising 800 individuals.
• Ratings from brokers and underwriters.
• Over 70% of the rankings have been validated by the CEO or CUO of the companies they work for.

 

Gracechurch Leading Underwriters 2017_ Top Ten.pdf