Insurance Linked Securities Interviews

An archive of all of our interviews of key players in the insurance linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bond, alternative reinsurance, risk transfer and weather risk management sectors. This chronological archive includes all of our ILS market interviews undertaken to date. If you have something interesting to say to our readers and feel it would be useful for us to interview you please contact us to discuss.


Video from ILS NYC 2022 conference. Session 1: Predictable

At our recent ILS NYC 2022 conference in New York, speakers discussed the need to deliver a more predictable experience, where possible, to stakeholders such as insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors and reinsurance counterparties, during the first session of the day which is now available to view online. This video is of read the full article →

Horseshoe transitions to Artex brand, mission stays the same: Faries

Today, Artemis can report that leading insurance-linked securities (ILS) market facilitator Horseshoe has transitioned to sit underneath the Artex brand of its parent, but CEO of newly formed Artex Capital Solutions Kathleen Faries told us that this doesn't change the mission to be the best-in-class ILS service provider. Artex Risk Solutions, read the full article →

Investors coming back to the table on climate change: Aeolus’ Fischer

Investors are becoming increasingly engaged in understanding how climate change could affect portfolios of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and the work that is being done at investment managers to understand that, with many taking the time to "come back to the table", according to Aeolus Capital Management's Frank Fischer. Speaking with us read the full article →

Everest Re expanding use of ILS investor capital: Mt. Logan President Modin

Global insurance and reinsurance firm Everest Re is expanding its use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor capital, with its third-party capital venture Mt. Logan Re Ltd. a core component of the firm's efforts to lower its catastrophe exposures, according to John Modin, President of Mt. Logan Re. As we recently reported, read the full article →

Cat Fund reform is crumbs, Floridians need a feast: Demotech’s Petrelli

The Florida property insurance market crisis that has unfolded through recent years won't be fixed by minor reforms to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF), according to Demotech President and Co-Founder Joseph Petrelli. Speaking with Artemis, Petrelli explained that lawmakers need to address the critical issues of litigation and fraud, or read the full article →

Soft market issues must be addressed: Luca Albertini, Leadenhall interview

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market needs to address some of the issues that have emerged through the soft market period in reinsurance, in order to ensure it can hold onto its capital base, Luca Albertini, CEO of Leadenhall Capital Partners explained to us in a recent interview. Our latest Artemis Live read the full article →

Florida renewals an optimal time to implement changes: Stahel, LGT ILS Partners

As issues continue to challenge the Florida insurance marketplace, Michael Stahel of LGT ILS Partners feels the upcoming mid-year renewals could be an optimal time to implement some needed changes. We spoke recently with Stahel and Christian Bruns, both Partners and Portfolio Managers at LGT ILS Partners. During the interview, now available read the full article →

Leveraging climate research in ILS decision-making: Aeolus interview

This new Artemis Live video saw us interviewing senior executives at insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investment manager Aeolus Capital Management, to discuss their ongoing program of climate risk research and how that is playing into investment decision-making at the firm. Aeolus' Chief Analytics Officer, Frank Fischer and Head of Research, read the full article →

Swiss Re stop-loss deal a “win-win”, ILS notes oversubscribed: Rüede

Swiss Re's landmark hybrid bank financing and insurance-linked securities (ILS) backed whole account stop-loss transaction was a "win-win" for the reinsurer and the investors backing the deal, with the ILS component of the arrangement oversubscribed due to its popularity, Philipp Rüede explained to Artemis. The innovative $1.15 billion transaction saw Swiss read the full article →

Program business can be “cash-positive” for ILS investors: AM RE CEO Barder

Program business, especially that focused on casualty lines of insurance and reinsurance, should prove increasingly attractive to insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors over time, as the cash-positive nature of the structure is beneficial for them, Shevawn Barder, CEO of AM RE Syndicate told us in a recent interview. We spoke with Barder, read the full article →