by Scott Vincent for The Insurer
Lyndsey Bauer has been voted the top cyber broker in the latest Gracechurch London’s Leading Brokers 2021 survey, with Bauer one of three representatives from specialist broker Paragon to make the top five in the cyber class.
Respondents to the survey praised Paragon's cyber brokers for their “technicality, pragmatism and ability to make [the] deal making process ‘easy and seamless’”.
Paragon’s Rob Layzell and William Wright also ranked among the top five cyber brokers alongside Aon’s Alistair Clarke and Lockton's Lucy Scott.
Lockton’s head of London North America, Mark Higgins, has been named as London’s leading casualty broker in the survey, ahead of Aon's Andrew Cooper in second place.
The top five is completed by Besso’s Michael Lee, Aon’s Tony Kadwill and Marsh’s Alexander Wilson.
Marsh brokers secured the largest number of casualty nominations ahead of rivals Aon and Lockton, as well as Lloyd’s broker Besso and smaller rival EC3.
In the accident and health category, Paul Voller, managing director of the US healthcare team at Price Forbes, has topped the ranking for 2021.
And this year’s professional indemnity and financial lines ranking is dominated by Marsh, which took each of the top four spots.
Chris Stanley leads the 2021 ranking for the segment ahead of his colleagues Nicholas Gilbert, Michael Morgan and Winsee Cheung.
The Gracechurch London’s Leading Brokers 2021 ranking is based on data collected between
December 2020 and February 2021 through confidential online interviews.
Nominations were received from 254 senior underwriters operating in the London market covering a representative cross-section of business classes and carriers, with participating underwriters representing 46 separate insurance carriers.
More than 600 broker nominations were received in total.