Broker rankings show Aon, Marsh and Willis taking top spots again

Aon has topped the chart in the 2009 Insurance Times Top 50 Brokers list, published this week.

The mega-broker is followed by Marsh in second place and Willis in third, showing a return to the usual running order following AA/Saga’s surprise rise to third place last year. It is now in fourth place in the list, compiled by IMAS.

This year’s Top 50 shows a continued growth in aggregate income, and demonstrates the impact of consolidation on the broking sector; the biggest example being Aon’s acquisition of Benfield. Along with Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, which was acquired by Willis, and three other brokers, Benfield has disappeared from the list.

Newcomers to the Top 50 include Hastings Insurance at 24, following its buy-out from Insurance Australia Group last year, Cobra at 41 and Alwen Hough Johnson at 46. The top performers, according to IMAS, are Kwik-Fit, Windsor and Jardine Lloyd Thompson.