About Artemis ILS NYC 2017

February 3rd 2017, 08:00 – 19:00 (including networking drinks reception)

As Artemis grows its events portfolio, we wanted to bring an event to New York for a discerning audience of insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and capital markets experts.

As the ILS asset class grows and looks to expand, now seems an opportune time to reflect on the development of this important risk market, understand how we’ve got to where we are today, identify the next major opportunities and celebrate the expansion of the asset class into the deepest corners of risk transfer and investments.

We're trying to create the kind of conference that we would want to attend ourselves, mixing great speakers, insightful content, a forward-thinking outlook with quality networking.

The venue for Artemis ILS NYC 2017 is a purpose built event space named Convene, on West 46th Street. Venue details.

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

Hear from industry thought-leaders and their guests, on topics covering the ILS markets past and present, as well as what will drive its future.

  • Past, present, future of ILS
  • How ILS can aid global resilience
  • How ILS can harness Insurtech
  • The niches of the ILS market
  • Future ILS market business models

Artemis ILS NYC 2017 will look to inspire, inform, connect the dots, spark ideas, facilitate networking and offer experienced executives a chance to reflect on what has gone well and what challenges or opportunities lie ahead in mobilizing the capital markets to invest in insurance risk.

This is a carefully curated event, designed to attract those interested in advanced concepts related to ILS and risk transfer, or those who recognize the unique opportunity to network with ILS stalwarts and thought-leaders.

Meet senior executives from (re)insurance companies, catastrophe bond & ILS fund managers, pension investors, hedge funds, service providers, technology start-ups, investment bankers and more.

Our Sponsors

    PCS logoLGT ILS Partners logoMt Logan Re logoFinanceMalta logoHCBC logo


A full day of insightful talks from leading ILS and re/insurance market thought-leaders along with interesting guests from inside and outside the industry.

As well as opportunities to learn from and interact with our speaker faculty, Artemis ILS NYC 2017 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.

This precise agenda & timings will remain a work in progress and will be confirmed in the weeks to come, but this outline provides an example of the discussions you can expect to hear by attending.

All day our sponsors will be displaying information on their services in the dedicated expo area. There will also be quiet spaces for those quick meetings and refreshments will be available right through the day.

Register and receive your schedule for the day. Grab a coffee and pastry and mingle with our ILS and re/insurance market speakers, delegates and sponsors.
A brief welcome address from Artemis Editor-in-chief Steve Evans.
  • Session leader: John Seo, Fermat Capital Management
  • Participants: Bruce Lucas, Chairman & CEO, Heritage Insurance; Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination & Structuring, GC Securities; Frank Majors, Co-Founder, Nephila Capital Ltd.
  • ILS past, present & future
  • Lessons learned & big picture where next
  • A chance to refuel while we change speakers
  • Session leader: Rowan Douglas, Willis Towers Watson
  • Participants: Niklaus Hilti, Head of ILS, Credit Suisse; Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director, Climate Policy & Programs and Chief Resilience Officer, NYC Office of the Mayor; Dario Luna-Pla, Founding Partner, Akua Capital SC ; Quentin Coolen, Senior Political Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Progress made
  • How ILS can contribute
  • The capital market opportunity
A chance to discuss the sessions with attendees and sponsors.
  • Session leader: Michael Ian Coles, Cedent
  • Participants: Hemant Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, RMS; Tom Johansmeyer, AVP – PCS Strategy and Development, Verisk Insurance Solutions; Samir Shah, CEO, Ledger Investing.
  • The InsurTech wave
  • Directly connecting risk & capital
  • The coming disruption
A chance to enjoy a proper lunch and discuss the event with attendees and sponsors.
  • Session leader: Michael Millette, Hudson Structured Capital Management
  • Participants: Luca Albertini, CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP; Judith Klugman, Global Co-Head of ILS, Swiss Re Capital Markets.
  • The expansion of ILS
  • Opportunities just emerging
  • The next wave
A chance to discuss the sessions with attendees and sponsors.
Our four session leaders will all feature in a Q/A panel, with discussion and audience interaction encouraged!
A chance to discuss the day and enjoy a few drinks with attendees and our sponsors.

Expert speakers at ILS NYC 2017

Our four session leaders.

Our other speakers so far.

Register your attendance here

Register for Artemis ILS NYC 2017.
Simply select the number of tickets required and fill out the forms on the following page.

We're trying to keep charges as low as possible, knowing that budgets are important.
Prices will rise so register soon to take advantage of early bird rates.

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Our Sponsors

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Lunch & Networking Break Sponsor


Sponsorship packages are available, including exhibition space. For all enquiries contact [email protected].

The venue

The Artemis ILS NYC 2017 conference is being held in a modern, purpose-built event space named Convene.

Event Location


117 West 46th Street,
New York
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