February 2020 sees the first London Catastrophe Modelling Awards.

It's an informal, free-to-attend, not-for-profit event. It's been organised by volunteers to highlight the work done by the large catastrophe modelling community that is approaching 30 years old in London and central to most re/insurance companies in the London Market - and yet rarely sees its employees recognised.

Nominations are now closed. Ticketing details can be found here!


Venue and Timings


Save the date! The awards will take place from 5.30 pm on Thursday 13th February 2020 at the Balls Brothers in Adams Court in the City of London with awards at 7pm.

This is a free event but you will need to register: for more details and to get tickets see here.

We are delighted that Dominic Christian, Global Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions at Aon, has agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Thanks to our sponsors, drinks and canapes will be provided.



We are very grateful to Lloyd's of London for being the main sponsor of the event.


We thank our other sponsors here for kindly sponsoring an award on the evening.

The ISCM, whilst not sponsoring an award on the evening, have generously donated money towards the evening. 


Award Categories and Nominations

Nominations are now closed.

A panel of independent representatives from across catastrophe modelling, sponsors, underwriting and broking will sit to decide award winners from the nominations. 

The award categories are:

  • Best newcomer (2-3 years into career)  [Sponsored by Emerald Group]

  • Lifetime achievement / important contribution award [Sponsored by Artemis]

  • Best piece of research / evaluation / validation in the last year  [Sponsored by Oasis]

  • Best vendor client rep [Sponsored by Eames Consulting Group]

  • Best use of risk analytics to promote resilience [Sponsored by Risk Management Solutions]

  • Best underwriting analyst [Sponsored by F Squared]

  • Industry collaboration champion [Sponsored by AIR Worldwide]

  • Best broking analyst [Sponsored by Arthur Financial]

  • Leadership award [Sponsored by CoreLogic]

  • Diversity & inclusion award [Sponsored by Aon]

Rules for Nominations

The following rules for nominations are intended to ensure that awards are considered and allocated fairly and in line with the purpose for which the individual awards and event as a whole has been established. They are not intended to be a comprehensive and complete list, and good judgement is expected. If significant uncertainty exists, please contact the awards committee for clarification.

The awards committee will review all nominations to ensure that they comply with both the instructions below and the spirit of the event as intended.


  1. Individuals are not allowed to nominate themselves for any award.

  2. Individuals are limited to one nomination per award.

  3. All nominees must be resident in the UK and have a full- or part- time role involving catastrophe risk within the London Market relevant to the award in which they are nominated.

    • In general, these awards are for those working in, with, or in connection to: catastrophe modelling, catastrophe risk management or exposure management.

    • Nominees may work within any associated organisation including but not limited to: insurance / reinsurance companies, brokers, MGAs, Lloyd’s syndicates, catastrophe modelling vendors, software providers or consultancies.

  4. The closing date for nominations is 31st December 2019. Entries received after this date may not be included at the discretion of the awards committee.

  5. Nominations must include the details as set out below.

  6. If full information is not provided, or if a nominee cannot be contacted, the awards committee may remove them from consideration.

  7. Reason for nomination must not exceed 300 words. Additional words submitted will be removed when provided to the awards committee.

  8. Nominations must be received by email to be included for consideration.

Nomination Format for Emails

Complete one form per nomination. Please refer to the rules before completing a nomination. 

Please email to londoncatawards@gmail.com with the subject line "London 2020 cat awards nomination"



Full Name:


Job Title:

Email address:

Include in future mailing list for this event: Yes / No



Award Category:

Full Name:


Job Title:

Email address:

Reason for nomination (max 300 words):