Allied World Europe Wins Insurance Day's Underwriting Team of The Year Award

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ag, PRNE
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ZUG, Switzerland, December 8, 2010 - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today
that Allied World Europe's Professional Liability team won the Underwriting
Team of the Year Award at Insurance Day's London Market Awards. The event was
held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday evening, December 2,

Award recipients are chosen from entries taken from all sectors of
London's thriving insurance market and are adjudicated by a judging panel
which this year included: Rees Aronson, partner within KPMG's insurance
sector group; Neil Holmes, senior banker within the international client
coverage team of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Russell
, head, UK and Ireland market unit, Swiss Re; Barnabas
, chairman of the London Market Group; Sue Langley, director,
Lloyd's market operations and North America; Dave Matcham, chief executive of
the International Underwriting Association of London; and Graham White,
managing director of Argenta Private Capital Limited.

John Redmond, President for Allied World Europe, commented, "We are
exceptionally proud of our Professional Liability team whose quality
underwriting and attention to service during this difficult market cycle has
paid off. This award recognizes those achievements."

Richard Banks, editor of Insurance Day, said: "During the qualifying
period, Allied World had to face and overcome many challenges, including
responding to the financial crisis on its FI portfolio. Despite tough market
conditions it has remained innovative and nimble while maintaining a sense of
balance and vision for other areas of the company."

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries, is
a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance
and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global
network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance
subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's
Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please
visit our website at for further information on Allied

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