In 2022, we showed strong organic growth in Risk Strategies retail while also exceeding our M&A growth objectives. We now place over $12.5B of premium in the US insurance business marketplace. 2022 was a year of scaling and growing the company while maintaining the entrepreneurial culture that has fueled our growth as a true specialist and a different kind of broker.
Our value proposition is anchored on a specialist approach to risk. In many of our specialty practices, we are a top-five player in our targeted industry and product line segments. Our student health and relocation practices are the industry leaders in their fields, and employee benefits, entertainment, healthcare, and private equity are all top players. Our captives business is now the 6th largest captives manager worldwide.
We continued to have close relationships with more than 500 carrier partners, which affords us significant market coverage and the ability to consistently meet the evolving needs of our clients.
2022 marked the fifth year in a row that we were named a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance. Being chosen for this honor since 2018 confirms that our continued efforts to build and maintain a people-centric destination culture with an entrepreneurial spirit is not only working, but a place where our employees can realize their full potential.