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.

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ILS has “superior historical performance” over the long-term: Researchers

Recent analysis on the return drivers of insurance-linked securities (ILS) shows that over a 15-year period, ILS funds have recorded a superior historical performance when compared with other asset classes.In a recent article, Alexander Braun and Martin Eling of the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland read the full article →

In time, exotic ILS might not be so exotic after all: John Seo, Fermat Capital

The utilisation of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures and capacity for exotic, or man-made risks remains small, but as the world continues to evolve and new risks increasingly emerge, these types of exposures might turn out to be not so exotic after all, according to John Seo, Co-founder and Managing Director read the full article →

ILS to be integral to mortgage insurers’ risk transfer: Capsicum Re’s Mathews

The type of growth witnessed in mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions in 2018 is most likely to be replaced with a more normalised growth rate, with ILS capacity expected to become an integral part of mortgage insurers’ programmes, according to Capsicum Re’s Stephen Mathews.Since the first two Bellemeade Re transactions read the full article →

Swiss Re CorSo launches digital parametric risk transfer platform

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Innovative Risk Solutions team, a division of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, has launched a digital parametric natural catastrophe platform in the U.S. for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, called Parametric Online Platform ("POP") STORM.Parametric risk transfer mechanisms are a common feature of insurance and read the full article →

Weather risk transfer profile rising in Australia: Risk Solutions International

Awareness of the benefits of weather risk transfer is growing in Australia and transactions like the recent long-term GrainCorp weather hedge is challenging the perceptions of agriculture-focused public companies, according to brokerage, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI).Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI) is read the full article →

Highly bespoke, private deals the future of life ILS: Luca Tres, Securis

The ongoing transformation of the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is driving a shift towards more private, highly customised deal structures designed to provide investors with a truly decorrelated, attractive investment, says Luca Tres, Head of Life at Securis Investment Partners LLP.“It is one of the not that many cases read the full article →

Climate risk transfer an opportunity for product design innovation: Greg Lowe, Aon

The growing pressure on corporations to take greater responsibility for the climate related risks and exposures they carry could present an opportunity for insurance and reinsurance market participants to demonstrate innovation in product design, according to Aon's Greg Lowe.Greg Lowe, the Head of Resilience & Sustainability at insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

ILS has beneficial impact on society & quality of life: John Seo, Fermat Capital Management

Underpinned by innovative catastrophe bond transactions and increased awareness and understanding of sustainable and ethical investing, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is more than just a portfolio-enhancing asset class.This is according to John Seo, the Co-founder and Managing Director of specialist ILS manager Fermat Capital Management. In a recent article read the full article →

The ongoing, innovative evolution of PCS: Tom Johansmeyer

Over the last couple of years, Property Claim Services (PCS) has innovated and evolved to offer an enhanced, client-centric global strategy designed to serve both existing and new client needs.In light of a flurry of market activity, Artemis spoke with Tom Johansmeyer, Co-Head of PCS, about the firm’s undertakings over read the full article →

Insurance Acquisition Corp. sees potential combinations across the insurance spectrum

Following its successful capital raise, Insurance Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: INSUU) is looking to find a model which is angled towards the future and sees interesting possibilities in various types of risk transfer entities, according to John Butler and Amanda Abrams.Insurance Acquisition Corp. is a Cohen & Company, LLC backed insurance, read the full article →