Artemis ILS NYC 2020

Over 370 people attended ILS NYC 2020, our fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in New York and were treated to insightful discussions on the state of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market from experts in their fields.

ILS NYC 2020 - "Building Back Stronger"

After the elevated period of losses experienced in recent years, the focus shifts to how to build an increasingly robust, institutional quality ILS asset class. Sessions will discuss: creating more resilient ILS operational structures; innovating towards more responsive risk transfer; creating greater diversity within ILS; and how ILS can help to build a better world in terms of climate risk transfer, resilience and the ESG qualities of ILS.

More than 375 attendees registered for ILS NYC 2020 and the conference heard from a range of expert speakers, while benefiting from quality networking opportunities.

Read our initial review of ILS NYC 2020 here

View some photos of the 2020 event here

View the ILS NYC 2020 agenda.

Our 2019 event focused on unlocking future growth opportunities. Speakers said that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market was ready and expecting to enter further phases of growth and expansion.

Read our review of the 2019 event in New York and previous Artemis ILS conferences here

View some photos of the 2019 event here

The venue for Artemis ILS NYC 2020 is a purpose-built event space named Convene, on West 46th Street. Venue details.

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

Industry thought-leaders, ILS fund managers, and guests, discussing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, capital markets future role in reinsurance, and the ILS investment opportunity.

  • Business model disruption
  • Evolving ILS structures
  • Role of technology
  • Future of matching risk & capital
  • New risks, perils & ILS products

Artemis ILS NYC 2020 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

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A full day of forward-looking discussion from ILS, insurance and reinsurance market thought-leaders and guests.

Opportunities to learn from and interact with our speaker faculty and a chance to network amongst some of the most senior decision makers across the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance market.

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.

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome address
09:15 - 10:15 Session 1 - Creating more resilient ILS operational structures

Led by: Luca Albertini, CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

Joined by: Jonathan Malawer, Managing Director, K2 Advisors; Andre Perez, CEO, Horseshoe; Jutta Kath, Head of Transaction Management, Schroder Secquaero.; Tom Libassi, Co-founder, ILS Capital Management.

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee and comfort break
10:30 - 11:30 Session 2 - Innovating towards more responsive risk transfer

Led by: Joanna Syroka, Director of New Markets, Fermat Capital Management, LLC.

Joined by: Peter Di Fiore, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman; Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination & Structuring, GC Securities; Alex Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Alternative Risk, AmWINS Group Inc.

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee & Networking Break
12:00 - 13:00 Session 3 - Creating greater diversity within ILS

Led by: Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions.

Joined by: Michael Millette, Founder & Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management; Kara Owens, Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive, Markel Corporation; Philipp Kusche, Global Head ILS & Capital Solutions, TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory.

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch & Networking
14:30- 15:30 Session 4 - ILS to build a better world (climate, resilience, socially responsible risk transfer)

Led by: Barney Schauble, Head of Labs, Nephila Advisors LLC.

Joined by: Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank Treasury; Elizabeth Yee, Managing Director, Climate & Resilience, The Rockefeller Foundation; Andries Hoekema, Global Head of Insurance, HSBC Global Asset Management; Jay Koh, Co-founder & Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group.

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Networking Break
16:00 - 16:50 Session 5 - Expert Panel

Led by: Steve Evans, Artemis.

Joined by: Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions; Luca Albertini, CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP; Joanna Syroka, Director of New Markets, Fermat Capital Management, LLC.; Barney Schauble, Head of Labs, Nephila Advisors LLC.

17:00 - 19:00 Cocktail Reception & Networking

Expert speakers at ILS NYC 2020

More to be announced...

Our Sponsors

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

The venue

The Artemis ILS NYC 2020 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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