UK

Rank: 4 - The UK Electorate

With Prime Minister David Cameron stating that 2016 could be the year that the UK votes whether it is in or out of the European Union, the UK electrorate like in 2015 hold a considerable power in their hands.

Rank: 5 - Anthony Baldwin, CEO of AIG

Following the surprise exit of Jacqueline McNamee at the end of last year as part of a cost-cutting exercise, Baldwin has been appointed CEO of AIG and takes the helm of the biggest insurance company in the UK general insurance market, according to AM…

Rank: 8 - Amanda Blanc, CEO, Axa Insurance

Last year Blanc was widely expected to move to the top spot at Towergate but the move never transpired and instead a reorganisation of Axa’s UK general insurance activities saw her empire widen as she was appointed as CEO of the UK brand.

Rank: 21 - Stephen Hester, group CEO, RSA

Rumours abound that Hester is ready to move on from this challenge but after the failed bid from Zurich it looks like he might have to wait a big longer for an “out” by virtue of a takeover.

Rank: 24 - Nicolas Aubert, CEO, Willis GB

At the start of 2015, Aubert was just taking his seat as CEO of Willis GB and following the $18bn merger of the broker with consulting giant Towers Watson he ended the year as CEO of the Willis Ltd, with responsibility for the insurance and reinsurance…

Rank: 25 - Paul Geddes, CEO, Direct Line

Analysts at investment bank Macquarie suggested that “cracks are appearing” in the Direct Lines’ reserving policy after Geddes trumpeted the insurers reserve releasing in ‘strong' H1 results.