Tokio Marine Kiln’s Neil Robertson has topped this year’s Gracechurch Leading London Underwriters rankings for the property class.
Robertson held off the challenge of Beazley’s Simon Jackson and Faraday’s Nick West to lead this year’s ranking.
Tokio Marine Kiln was the only carrier to have two underwriters placed in the top 10, with Mark Mortlock joining Robertson in the ranking.
The insurer has also displaced Axa XL as the carrier with most underwriter nominations in the class of business.
The full report of this year’s rankings can be found here.
The London’s Leading Underwriters rankings are calculated through two surveys conducted by Gracechurch – the Gracechurch London Underwriting Monitor, which surveys producing and placing brokers, and the London’s Leading Underwriters Survey, which seeks the view of the underwriting community.
The surveys, which are conducted according to Market Research Society professional guidelines, were conducted between May and December 2020 and generated more than 1,400 nominations covering approximately 750 individual underwriters.
Representatives from more than 150 businesses participated in the surveys with underwriters ranked according to the number of mentions within a particular business class, based on the extent to which they are respected for being market leaders.
Nominators are asked to select any underwriter, regardless of seniority. Underwriter names are not prompted so that respondents can freely name any underwriters from any London market insurer, other than their own.
The longlist of underwriters who have been nominated and the lines of business in which they operate is then validated by their employers.