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.


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 →

Regulatory oversight & institutions sustain Bermuda’s ILS role: Estera (Bermuda)

While other jurisdictions are increasingly keen to realise the benefits of facilitating ILS transactions, regulatory oversight and institutions have helped Bermuda maintain its place as the leading domicile for the asset class.This is according to Alison Dyer-Fagundo, Managing Director of Estera (Bermuda) and Sherman Taylor, Associate Director, Estera (Bermuda), who read the full article →

ILS market at “exciting inflection point” – John Seo, Fermat Capital Management

Poised to reach new heights in the coming months on the back of bumper year's of catastrophe bond issuance, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is at “an exciting inflection point,” says Co-founder and Managing Director of Fermat Capital Management, John Seo.In spite of the impacts of the catastrophe events that read the full article →

Multi-asset class approach provides flexibility, synergies: Twelve Capital’s Ramseier

The multi-asset class approach adopted by independently owned insurance and reinsurance linked specialist investment fund manager, Twelve Capital, allows flexible capital allocation while taking advantage of significant synergies.This is according to Twelve Capital Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Urs Ramseier.Speaking with Artemis, he explained why the read the full article →

AXA’s parametric unit rebrands to AXA Climate, adds new hires

Global insurance and reinsurance company AXA has rebranded its specialist parametric risk transfer unit to AXA Climate and has also strengthened its team with new hires.Previously called AXA Global Parametrics, the unit is focused on developing a client offering of parametric trigger insurance underwriting and risk transfer solutions, with a read the full article →

To succeed in Asia the ILS market must be less US-shaped: Kershaw, Peak Re

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector can play a greater and more meaningful role in Asia, but to drive success, the market needs to develop solutions for Asia that are less U.S. shaped, according to Chris Kershaw, Managing Director of Global Markets, at reinsurer Peak Re.The ILS and catastrophe bond space read the full article →

Room for capital markets solutions in longevity risk market: Kessler, Prudential

As the longevity risk transfer market continues down its impressive growth path, Amy Kessler, Head of the Longevity Risk Transfer at Prudential Financial, Inc. of the U.S., believes there is room for capital markets solutions to play a role.Following a record-breaking 2018, the longevity risk transfer market is poised for read the full article →