About Artemis ILS Asia 2018

More than 170 attendees joined us at our third annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Asia for a day of insightful speeches and panel discussions from global ILS specialists, as well as regional re/insurance market participants.

Download the Artemis ILS Asia 2018 post-conference report, for an insight into some of the discussions that took place on stage during our third Asia region ILS conference.

The overwhelming conclusion was that the ILS market is destined to expand more deeply into Asia, both on its own merits as an attractive and cost-effective risk transfer and alternative investment option, as well as through continued alignment with insurance and reinsurance partners as a valuable source of alternative capacity.

Read our initial review of the day

Our third annual ILS conference for the Asia regon was held in Singapore, as a central transport hub with an active reinsurance market and capital market investor community.

For 2018 we aimed to build on the success of last year's event, returning to Singapore to bring a wealth of ILS market experience and knowledge to interact and connect with the Asian and surrounding markets.

This year we are looking to go deeper, investigating the ILS sector at a more detailed level and deepening the connections made at our events.

View the full agenda for the day here

The venue for Artemis ILS Asia 2018 is the Suntec Convention Centre. Venue details.

Learn about the ILS asset class, the catastrophe bond market, collateralized reinsurance structures, reinsurance linked investment strategies and the future of risk transfer, with a focus on Asia.

  • The development of ILS in Asia
  • Considerations for Asian investors
  • Singapore's ILS opportunity
  • Protection gap, hedging, and more
  • Where next for ILS & cat bonds in Asia

In July 2018, we will be holding this one-day event suitable for both experienced insurance-linked securities (ILS) practitioners and those seeking an introduction to the ILS asset class.

Hear topics of interest to ceding insurers or reinsurers, investors, asset managers, service providers and anyone else for who the growing ILS market presents an opportunity or interest.

Meet senior executives from (re)insurance companies, catastrophe bond and ILS fund managers, risk modellers, law firms, pension investors, hedge fund managers, investment bankers and other capital market or reinsurance service providers.

Our Sponsors

    Mt Logan Re logoLGT ILS Partners logo


The day will be filled with insightful talks and panel discussions from leading ILS, reinsurance and capital market executives, with a mix of regional and international speakers.

This year we aim to provide a deeper level of insight into some specific topics that are affecting ILS, opportunities for ILS, or where the capital markets is changing the shape and structure of the insurance and reinsurance market.

Additionally, in 2018 we're delighted to welcome the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and its speaker Jacqueline Loh who will be providing an opening statement on the day.

Being in Singapore it would have been remiss not to mention the development of the countries own ILS regulatory regime and one panel will feature speakers who have been involved in the industry and government partnership to promote Singapore as an ILS hub.

As well as opportunities to learn from our speaker faculty, Artemis ILS Asia 2018 also provides attendees the perfect opportunity to network amongst some of the most senior decision makers across the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance market in Asia.

The full agenda can be seen to the right, along with speakers participating in each session. Again, we have a mix of keynotes and panel discussions, while we also hope to get the audience involved with interactive questions and answer sessions.

Register and receive your schedule for the day. Grab a coffee and mingle with our ILS and re/insurance market delegates and sponsors.
A brief welcome address from Artemis Editor-in-chief Steve Evans.
Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Update on ILS market activity
  • How is ILS growing in the Asia region?
  • ILS investor trends in Asia
  • How risk models helped ILS players through 2017 catastrophes
  • How sophisticated software helps in ILS decision making
A chance to discuss the mornings talks with attendees and sponsors.
Low insurance penetration could perhaps be assisted by efficient capacity. So what is the role for ILS here?

Led by: Chris Caponigro, Head of Business Development, Mt. Logan Re Ltd.

Joined by: Brendan Plessis, EVP - Head of Emerging Markets, XL Catlin; Mansi Kalra, Programme Manager, NatCatDAX; Yen Chin, Director, Business Development, AIR Worldwide.

Differing structures allow investors to access risk in different ways. Hear from our panel as they discuss some of the pro's and con's.

Led by: Scott Cobon, Client Service Director – ILS, Artex

Joined by: Michael Stahel, Partner/Portfolio Manager, LGT ILS Partners Ltd.; Steve Britton, MD, Global ILS Management, Aon Risk Solutions; Stefan Kräuchi, Founder, ILS Advisers.

Enjoy a delicious lunch, with time to network and catch up on your emails.
Hear from distinguished guests who will discuss what Singapore has to offer to the ILS community.

Led by: Jon Paradine, Chief Executive, RenaissanceRe (Singapore Branch)

Joined by: Benjamin Yeo, Managing Director, Financial Institutions, DBS Bank; Stephanie Magnus, Principal, Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow LLC; Rod Brown, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM.

How the market is making the matching of risk & capital ever more efficient, including discussions of the value-chain and technology.

Led by: Steve Emmerson, Head of ILS & Insurance Desk, Tullett Prebon

Joined by: Lawrence Cheng, Managing Director, Underwriting, Peak Re; Chi Hum, Global Head of Distribution, GC Securities; Rajiv Punja, Independent.

A chance to further discuss the sessions with attendees and sponsors.
  • Why hedging is important
  • What hedging options are available
  • The role of hedging in managing performance
  • Where next for ILS in general?
  • Where next for ILS in Asia?
  • The future role of the capital markets in risk transfer?
A brief closing remark from the Chair.
A chance to discuss the day and enjoy cocktails with the speakers, attendees and sponsors.

Opening address from

Jacqueline Loh

Jacqueline Loh

Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Views from ILS market experts

Our Sponsors

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Bronze sponsors


Held in

For all enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact [email protected].

The venue

The ILS Asia 2018 conference is being held at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore.

Event Location

Suntec Convention Centre

1 Raffles Boulevard,
Suntec City,
Singapore 039593
Venue website