Artemis Interviews

An archive of all of our interviews of key players in the alternative risk transfer, catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities and weather risk management sectorse. This chronological archive includes all of our interviews undertaken to date. If you have something interesting to say to these markets and feel it would be interesting for us to interview you please contact us to discuss.


Cat bond activity to pick up, issuance conditions attractive: GC’s Des Potter

Cat bonds are set to buck the trend elsewhere in the ILS market, with a strong issuance pipeline for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. This is according to Des Potter, managing director ILS origination and structuring at GC Securities, part of Guy Carpenter, in an interview with Artemis. Encouraged by the read the full article →

Cyber ILS need to be repeatable, scalable & sensible: Johansmeyer, PCS

The increasingly sophisticated participants within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market aren’t going to lap up just any cyber exposure that comes their way, the deals have to make sense, according to Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS. Cyber risk is a rapidly growing exposure which can accumulate in ways that suggests the read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Sidney Rostan, Head of ILS, SCOR Investment Partners

We've got a new video for you today, featuring an interview with Sidney Rostan, Head of ILS at SCOR Investment Partners, who is the latest industry executive to join our Artemis Live series. Leading insurance-linked securities (ILS) investments for the asset management group of global reinsurance company SCOR, Rostan shared his read the full article →

Transparency & proactive relationships are key, say leading ILS investors

Pension fund investors that allocate to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space are looking for a certain level of transparency, humility, and a dynamic relationship, according to Craig Dandurand, Head of Debt at the Future Fund of Australia. On the penultimate day of our virtually held ILS Asia 2020 conference back in read the full article →

Theory reinsurance capital is highly fungible challenged: Vickers, Willis Re

The theory that reinsurance risk capital has become highly fungible in nature, which came about partly due to the advent and growth of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, has now been challenged, James Vickers, Chair of Willis Re International believes. The reinsurance cycle was pronounced as dead more than five years read the full article →

ILS tells a compelling ESG story: Carey Olsen

Amid the ongoing expansion of the market for sustainable investment, there’s an opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to show its alignment with environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, according to law firm Carey Olsen. Intensified by the wide-ranging effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, heightened awareness of the complex read the full article →

Schroder Secquaero takes proactive approach to fair value under COVID-19

Schroder Secquaero, the specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit of global asset manager Schroders, has taken a proactive approach to fair valuation of its ILS funds under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 and the coronavirus raised a new and significant uncertainty for ILS fund valuation, as there is potential exposure read the full article →

Expect more newcos come January: David Priebe, Guy Carpenter

David Priebe, chairman of Guy Carpenter, expects to see a further $3.5 billion to $7.5 billion of capital enter the industry before 2021, either in the form of reinsurance start-ups or as part of the relaunch of existing entities. Speaking to Artemis during the start of the official renewal season negotiations, read the full article →

How Tremor helps ceded reinsurance teams in a challenging market. Q&A with Sean Bourgeois, CEO

Artemis spoke with Tremor Technologies CEO and Founder Sean Bourgeois to understand how ceded reinsurance teams are leveraging Tremor’s technology to help them navigate the currently challenging reinsurance market environment. Tremor is an insurtech that is getting increasing traction for its offering of a technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer read the full article →

Did the ILS market grow at the wrong time? – Redhead, Lancashire

Darren Redhead, chief executive of Lancashire Capital Management, acknowledges that four years in a row of trapped collateral, on the back of major natural catastrophes in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and, latterly, the uncertainty stemming from COVID-related claims, does pose a challenge. "Are we too low as a market?" he asked. read the full article →