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New leaders emerge in cyber and casualty underwriter rankings

Written by Scott Vincent for The Insurer


This year’s Gracechurch London’s Leading Underwriter Ranking has seen a changing of the guard at the top of both the cyber and casualty polls.


Munich Re’s Tom Allen, who polled seventh in the cyber class in last year’s ranking, has risen to the top in 2022.


He surpassed last year’s top ranking cyber underwriter Ben Maidment, with the Brit executive placing second in this year’s survey.


IQUW’s Andrew Lewis, Axis’ James Creasy and CFC’s Philippa Berry make up the top five.




Over in the Casualty class, Ascot’s David Fitzpatrick has jumped from ninth place last year to lead the ranking, overtaking previous leader James Mecham.


And Ascot’s David Fitzpatrick has jumped from ninth place last year to lead the ranking in the casualty class, overtaking previous leader James Mecham.


Arch underwriter Mecham has dropped to third place in this year’s ranking, with Atrium’s Wesley Butcher finishing second.


Apollo’s Christopher Moore and Tokio Marine Kiln’s David Clark make up the top five.


For underwriter bench strength, which measures the total number of underwriter nominations a carrier receives, CFC, Axis and Munich Re shared top position in the cyber class.


In casualty, Ascot led the bench strength ranking ahead of Axa XL and Tokio Marine Kiln.


For professional indemnity and financial lines, Argenta’s Matthew Waghorn has retained top spot in the individual rankings with Atrium’s Butcher positioned second and Chubb’s Steven Driscoll third.


For overall bench strength, Aegis topped this year’s ranking for the class, with Argenta second and Atrium third.










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