Celebrating cyber market talent


23 Sept 2020

Celebrating cyber market talent


23 September 2020

Cyber Rankings Awards Online

Welcome to our fourth annual Cyber Rankings Awards! These awards celebrate the London market’s best cyber insurance professionals where we will recognise this industry’s most highly regarded underwriters, brokers and rising stars as well as the essential service providers that enable underwriters and brokers to do what they do best.


If you are not familiar with the Rankings awards, they are unlike traditional awards ceremonies where a panel of judges pick who they believe to be the winner of a category. Our awards are derived from aggregated data gathered through the 2020 Cyber Rankings Survey. Over July and August, our Insights team polled underwriters and brokers in London’s cyber market to find out who the market thinks the leading professionals and companies are. The results are in and you can see who has made the shortlist below.


We set minimum levels of participation to achieve a maximum error margin of 10 percent of overall scores at a 95 percent confidence level to make sure the results are statistically significant. This basically means the survey sample size is sufficiently large to ensure the ranking scores remain unchallenged if the survey were to be run repeatedly).


The shortlists of each individual award are made up of the top five highest-ranked individuals from each company in their respective field. This makes the competition more exciting as there are no two individuals from the same company in a shortlist. The company awards shortlists are made up of the top five firms that received the highest score for that category. The winner of each category is simply the individual or company with the highest score made up from their supporters’ votes.






Rising Star Broker of the Year


Ben Geffen, Marsh JLT Specialty


Rising Star Underwriter of the Year


Matthew Foster, Munich Re Syndicate

Cyber Law Firm of the Year


DAC Beachcroft


Cyber Risk Service Provider of the Year





Cyber Breach Response Team of the Year


Beazley Breach Response (BBR)


Cyber Claims Team of the Year (new for 2020)


CFC Underwriting

Cyber Broking Innovation of the Year


Willis Towers Watson CyNav


Cyber Underwriting Innovation of the Year


Brit Cyber Attack Plus


Most Skilled Broker of the Year


Joseph Latham, Marsh JLT Specialty


Most Skilled Underwriter of the Year


Philippa Berry, CFC Underwriting

Cyber Brokerage of the Year


Paragon International

Cyber Underwriting Firm of the Year



Cyber Broker of the Year


Rob Layzell, Paragon International


Cyber Underwriter of the Year


Adam Taylor, Brit Insurance


Outstanding Contributor of the Year


Graeme Newman, CFC Underwriting


Survey Responses





How are Winners Announced?

The winners will be announced virtually through an extensive online awards campaign covering:


Social media shoutouts

Dedicated LinkedIn and Twitter posts tagging our winners to all of Insider Publishing Group's 45,100 followers

Spotlight campaigns


Email campaigns to all Insurance Insider subscribers highlighting the winners

Company profiling


Add your company logo to the website and be included in the Cyber Rankings Awards report with a half- or full-page winner's profile

Previous Winners Include

Scott Rogers, Guy Carpenter  Weather Underground Dave Nicholson, Aon's Reinsurance Solutions Christian Marx, SCOR • Aon's Reinsurance Solutions • Managing Agency Partners • Tim Martin, Guy Carpenter Richard Trubshaw, Managing Agency Partners Mark Pepper, Ascot   AIR Worldwide

Winners Video


Survey Closes


23 July 2020

Our Insights Team analyses all responses and gradings

Shortlist Released


13 August 2020

The shortlist is announced publicly by email and social media 

Winners Announced Online


23 September 2020

A celebration of the industry's best talent

Take Part

Winners' Packages

The winners will be announced virtually and an extensive awards campaign will follow with recognition from industry leaders from the top (re)insurance organisations.


To find out more about our winner's packages, contact the team who will breakdown the following tiers available to purchase:


  • Platinum package
  • Gold package
  • Silver package

What Previous Attendees Say

"This event ticked all of the boxes in terms of accessibility, flow of discussions and canvassing the component market opinions.
Very well organised."


"Great content, speakers and terrific opportunity to meet who-is-who in London ILS scene. Well done,
Trading Risk, for putting
together this event!"


"This event ticked all of the boxes in terms of accessibility, flow of discussions and canvassing the component market opinions.
Very well organised."


"Great content, speakers and terrific opportunity to meet who-is-who in London ILS scene. Well done,
Trading Risk, for putting
together this event!"



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About the Rankings Series

Insurance Insider Rankings are two-way surveys by which underwriters nominate and rate the best brokers, and brokers qualify the best underwriters. Dedicated reports are currently available across five lines of business including cyber, political risk, political violence, US property cat and D&O.


Individuals are scored across a number of specifically defined attributes and professional excellence is illustrated by insightful statements, making the Rankings a qualified view on each specific class of business from the market participants themselves.


With league tables of individuals and teams, scoring of attributes, testimonials and segmentation of results based on years of experience and premium, the product is a must-have for companies interested in researching and benchmarking talent.


The Rankings are also an unbeatable discovery tool for companies that want to assess how their teams – and their competitors’ teams – are being perceived in the market as well as a complement for due diligence processes on partnerships or transactions within the space.


Rankings results are delivered through a series of annual reports, and awards events.

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