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Tom Motamed, CNA Insurance CEO of the year


which would explain the presence on non-US companies in our list of award winners. For example, the most popular reinsurers were Munich Re and Swiss Re, while the award for best reinsurance CEO went to a Bermuda-based executive.


T Of course, US insurers, brokers and service providers always return the


favour and featured prominently in the Intelligent Insurer Global Awards earlier this year.


Our readers chose Guy Carpenter as the runaway winner in the US


reinsurance broker categories, taking Best Reinsurance Broker Overall, as well as reinsurance broker awards for property, casualty and specialty lines. Guy Carpenter was ahead of Aon Benfi eld, which took the title of Best Reinsurance Broker for Life.


Other notable winners were Chubb, Travelers, CNA and MetLife, which


shared the spoils in the best insurance company categories. CNA’s chief executive offi cer, Tom Motamed, secured the prize for


top insurance boss, while Patrick Thiele was named as the most popular reinsurance boss in his fi nal year at PartnerRe.


Barack Obama was voted the most infl uential person in US insurance.


That is not surprising in light of US healthcare reform, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, company bail-outs, economic recovery and a potential tax on foreign-based affi liated reinsurers—and the small fact that the US government owns most of AIG.


he US, as the world’s largest insurance market, has total life and non-life premiums of $1,140 billion. It is a diverse market geographically, with deep links to the international markets,


Patrick Thiele Reinsurance CEO of the year


INTELLIGENT INSURER UNITED STATES AWARDS


INSURANCE (UNITED STATES Best Property Insurer – Chubb Best Casualty/Liability Insurer – Travelers Best Specialty Lines – CNA Best Life Assurer – MetLife Insurance CEO of the year – Tom Motamed, CNA REINSURANCE (UNITED STATES) Best Property Reinsurer – Swiss Re Best Casualty/Liability Reinsurer – Munich Re Best Specialty Reinsurer – Swiss Re Best Life Reinsurer – Munich Re Reinsurance CEO of the year – Patrick Thiele INSURANCE BROKERS (UNITED STATES) Best Property Insurance Broker – Marsh Best Casualty Liability Broker – Marsh Best Specialty Lines Broker – Aon REINSURANCE BROKERS (UNITED STATES) Best Reinsurance Broker Overall – Guy Carpenter Best Property Reinsurance Broker – Guy Carpenter Best Casualty/Liability Reinsurance Broker – Aon Benfi eld Best Specialty Lines Reinsurance Broker – Guy Carpenter Best Life Reinsurance Broker – Aon Benfi eld ADDITIONAL AWARDS (UNITED STATES) Most Infl uential Individual – Barack Obama Industry Initiative of the Year – Healthcare reform Best Rating Agency – A.M. Best Best Accountants – PricewaterhouseCoopers Best Investment Bank – Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best ILS Advisor – Swiss Re Best Cat Modeller – RMS


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