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.


ILS cedents need to restore investors’ trust: Halm, CCR Re

It's down to insurance-linked securities (ILS) cedents and sponsors to work to restore trust in the ILS investor community, by increasing transparency, reducing uncertainty and building long term partnerships, according to Mathieu Halm, Head of Retrocession and Strategy at CCR Re. Halm recently discussed the challenging year that the insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Retro market more balanced than first feared at Jan 1: Vickers, Willis Re

A combination of forces coalesced in the second-half of 2020 which served to reduce demand for retrocession capacity at 1/1, resulting in a less constrained marketplace than initially expected, according to James Vickers, Chair of Willis Re International. In the retro market at the key, January 1st, 2021 reinsurance renewals, “you read the full article →

Lloyd’s must “learn how to walk” before expanding ILS activities: CFO Keese

For Lloyd's, it's important to "learn how to walk" first, as it gets up to speed with the new route for channelling investor funds to members of the market through its now approved multi-arrangement UK Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle (iSPV) before thinking about expanding the structures remit, according to CFO read the full article →

Trapped collateral may persist, but new capital is out there: Willis Re execs

Trapped capital is expected to remain and pose an ongoing challenge for some investors and managers from across the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, according to executives at Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). With conditions continuing to trend more favourably for reinsurers as the key, January read the full article →

What the US Capitol riots mean for re/insurance and ILS interests: Interview

We spoke with Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS, today, to discuss the rioting and civil disturbance seen at the US Capitol buildings on January 6th 2021. While the rioting and disturbances seen yesterday won't have any significant implications in terms of losses for the insurance and reinsurance industry, there is a read the full article →

ESG in the ILS & Catastrophe Bond Market – Roundtable

This roundtable discussion was convened by specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments and moderated by Artemis in December 2020. The roundtable, which you can watch in full here, featured participants from across the ILS and catastrophe bond market. Participants came together to discuss key issues related to read the full article →

ILS to go from strength to strength: Brad Adderley, Appleby

The twin, positive impacts of rising prices and much improved terms means that the hardening market environment isn’t going away anytime soon, suggesting ever-increasing success for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, according to Brad Adderley, senior partner in Appleby’s Bermuda office who has been involved in a significant number of read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview on ESG in risk transfer & ILS with Patrick Roder, Synpulse

Patrick Roder, Associate Partner and Global Head of ILS at Synpulse Management Consulting, joined us recently to discuss the publication of a study analysing the results of our survey on the maturity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the risk transfer, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets. During the read the full article →

Vantage can leverage ILS to be creative & expand the pie: CEO, Hendrick

Combined with advanced technology and great talent, Vantage sees the range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures as a means to be innovative and expand the set of risks that are covered by the risk transfer space, according to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greg Hendrick. Speaking with Artemis around the read the full article →

Using tech for innovative parametrics an “exciting” proposition: Clark, GC

The use of advanced technology and improvements in data and analytics to develop innovative parametric triggers is a stimulating proposition, both in the natural catastrophe space and beyond, according to Jonathan Clark, Head of Public Sector at reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. In an interview earlier this year with Artemis around the read the full article →