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Shortlist announced for Trading Risk Awards 2021

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Trading Risk is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 13th year of the Trading Risk Awards programme.

Despite the year being a challenging one for the ILS market in the midst of a pandemic, new ground was struck by risk transfer deals that sought to close the protection gap.

This was reflected in various ways in the four finalists in the non-life transaction of the year category – from non-peak Asian risks in Phoenix Re, to the Sierra and Power Protective Re deals that helped first-time non-traditional California sponsors address their earthquake and fire risk, to the Red Cross’s volcano bond.

Finalists in the ILS manager of the year category include those striking out beyond the catastrophe markets as well as those who are cat market stalwarts, while cyber and legacy initiatives also featured on the shortlist.

Thanks are due to this year’s judging panel, which comprised Trevor Bolt, Simon Cloney, Julia Henderson, Morton Lane, Jay Nichols, Fiona Robertson and Tim Tetlow.

Winners of the 10 shortlisted awards, and the Outstanding Contributor of the Year, will be revealed in September.

Thank you to all who submitted for this year’s awards programme and congratulations to all the finalists for the Trading Risk Awards 2021.

2021 shortlist

(Re)insurer/Sponsor of the Year

California Earthquake Authority

Danish Red Cross

Fidelis Insurance Bermuda

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Broker-Dealer of the Year

Aon Securities

GC Securities

Goldman Sachs

Swiss Re Capital Markets

Financial Facilitator of the Year

Clifford Chance Insurance Group

Mayer Brown

Sidley Austin

Initiative of the Year


CyberCube cyber model


HSCM/Aon Agricultural IP Cover

Lloyd's of London, Clifford Chance & Horseshoe

London Bridge PCC

PCS, a Verisk business


Sidley Austin, Premia Re, TigerRisk Capital Markets

Elevation Re (SPC)

Life Transaction of the Year

Schroders, Leadenhall, Hannover Re, Greenstone Financial Services

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

Fermat Capital Management


Leadenhall Capital Partners

Schroders Capital ILS

Non-Life Transaction of the Year


Aon Securities' Power Protective Re Ltd. Series 2020-1 ("Power Protective")

Goldman Sachs, Swiss Re Capital Markets


MS Amlin Asia Pacific, ILS Advisers/HSZ Group

Phoenix 1 Re


Dunant Re IC Limited Series 2021-1 Class VE

Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year

Aon Insurance Managers ("AIM")


PCS, a Verisk business

Willis Towers Watson

Young ILS Professional of the Year


Mitchell Rosenberg

Hiscox Re & ILS

Aaron García Ehrhardt

Integral ILS

Emily Birrell

PCS, a Verisk business

Michael Thompson

Young ILS Underwriter of the Year


Nikki-Lynn Marshall

Leadenhall Capital Partners

Craig Gillespie

Nephila Climate

Ali Ouaissi

We are now putting together our final plans for the awards ceremony on 23 September.

With the changing landscape around restrictions, we are soliciting advice on whether to host a live event or pursue a virtual presentation. Please bear with us while we finalise our plan. If we are to hold an in-person event it will be in London in September.

For more information, please contact Jack Thomson by email at or by phone at +44 (0) 207 779 8083.

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