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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Cat bond activity could surpass expectations in H2 2020: Schultz, Aon Securities

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly stunted primary catastrophe bond issuance, for the most part, deals will get done and it’s possible that activity in the second-half of the year exceeds expectations, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. As part of our series of video interviews read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Sean Bourgeois, Tremor Technologies

We have another new addition to our Artemis Live series of video interviews with leaders of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance markets this week, featuring Sean Bourgeois, Founder & CEO of technology-based programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace provider Tremor Technologies Inc. All of our Artemis Live video interviews read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Cory Anger, GC Securities

This week the newest addition to our Artemis Live series of video interviews with leaders of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance markets features Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities, the specialist ILS and capital markets unit of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. All of our Artemis Live video interviews can read the full article →

Hyperion X & Vario seeing “massive interest” for whole-account ILS product

Around six weeks into a joint collaboration to offer insurers and reinsurers a new collateralised whole-account reinsurance offering backed by insurance-linked securities (ILS), Hyperion X and Vario Partners LLP told us they are seeing significant interest. At the beginning of April we reported that Hyperion X, the data analytics focused entity read the full article →

Covid-19 brings uncertainties to ILS asset fair valuations: Horseshoe’s Crozet

With valuation of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance investments already a process that requires significant expertise, the threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic add more complexity to setting fair valuations, Horseshoe’s JB Crozet told us. JB Crozet is Senior Vice President of Advisory Services & Head of the London Office read the full article →

Investor appetite remains but ILS sector’s “mettle” to be tested: Flandro, Hyperion X

Despite the capital markets enduring the biggest shift since the financial crisis, driven by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, investment appetite for insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets remains healthy, according to David Flandro, Managing Director at Hyperion X. In a video interview with Artemis, available in full here along with other read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners

The latest in our series of Artemis Live video interviews with leaders of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance markets features Luca Albertini, CEO of London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP. All of our Artemis Live video interviews can be accessed directly from read the full article →

Pandemic-induced market dynamics could result in Class of 2020: Brad Adderley, Appleby

Current insurance and reinsurance market dynamics suggest that it could be an opportune time for startups to enter the property/casualty market, according to Brad Adderley, Partner at Appleby, Bermuda. As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to alter the global economic outlook and influence the dynamics of the risk transfer space, there read the full article →

ILS asset valuation “an art and a science” – Horseshoe’s JB Crozet

Valuation has become an increasingly important element of assessing an investment in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, and while it’s vital to consider loss and modelling data, market intelligence plays an important role, explains JB Crozet, SVP Advisory Services & Head of London Office at Horseshoe. In the aftermath of read the full article →

ILS industry still hunting for right balance on protection vs returns: Schultz, Aon Securities

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance market is still hunting for the right-balance between serving insurance and reinsurance cedents with the protection they need, while dealing with finite term securities, according to Paul Schultz, the CEO of Aon Securities. Speaking with us in a recent Artemis Live video interview, Schultz read the full article →