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.

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World Bank fully supportive of direct sovereign risk transfer: Bennett

The efforts of the World Bank around disaster risk financing for its members continues to be a real benefit, and while the organisation can and will do more, this isn’t about being the dominant force in the market, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank read the full article →

Tax reforms could drive more corporate cat bond issuance: Anger, GC Securities

The heightened use of indemnity structured transactions by corporates in the catastrophe bond arena is expected to open up the market, but for this to happen in a meaningful way, there’s likely need for some U.S. tax reform, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities. A key development of read the full article →

US deep freeze looks like $10bn to $12bn property cat loss: Albertini, Leadenhall

February's deep freeze and winter storm catastrophe event looks set to drive a property catastrophe reinsurance market loss of somewhere in a range from $10 billion to $12 billion, Leadenhall Capital Partners CEO Luca Albertini believes. Speaking with us during a recent Artemis Live video interview, Albertini said that data and read the full article →

Bermuda to retain its leadership position in ILS because it has to: Webber, Apex

As the insurance-linked securities (ILS) pie continues to expand it’s natural for new jurisdictions to emerge and try to take a slice, but the innovative Bermuda marketplace is expected to maintain its leadership position, according to Ross Webber, Managing Director at independent financial services provider and fund administrator, Apex Group read the full article →

Industry must ‘step up’ to be really attractive for ESG investors: Rivaldi, Twelve Capital

If the global risk transfer industry ramps up its efforts around transparency, it would become a far more attractive space for the growing pool of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investors, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics at Twelve Capital. The universe of investors seeking responsible and sustainable investments read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Luca Albertini & Jillian Williams, Leadenhall Capital Partners

For our latest Artemis Live video interview we spoke with specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Leadenhall Capital Partners' CEO Luca Albertini and CUO Jillian Williams, who gave us an update on their current view of the ILS and reinsurance market and also explained more about environmental, social and governance read the full article →

Common language, standardisation can unlock non-cat ILS market

A consistent flow of information, which incorporates a common language throughout the transaction chain, is vital for meaningful insurance-linked securities (ILS) participation outside of the natural catastrophe space, according to industry experts. With both cedents and investors increasingly looking to expand the area of activity for the ILS asset class, day read the full article →

Covid and SPACs are accelerants for the industry: Millette, Hudson Structured

The global risk transfer industry is poised for change amid a wave of disruption from numerous sources, a trend accelerated by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of SPACs, according to Michael Millette, the Founder and Managing Partner of specialist investment manager Hudson Structured Capital Management. Still relatively read the full article →

Returns of capital by ILS funds showed discipline: Halm, CCR Re

Market conditions and capital raising around the key January reinsurance renewals provided clear proof that investor interest in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class remains real, according to Mathieu Halm, Head of Retrocession and Strategy at CCR Re. Perhaps more importantly though, the fact some of the capital raised was returned read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with James Poole, Co-founder, AGILE Risk Partners

We have a new Artemis Live video interview for you today in which we discuss the concept of Collateralised Facultative Reinsurance (CFR) and the investment opportunity that presents with James Poole, Co-founder of AGILE Risk Partners. AGILE Risk Partners was launched as a pure risk advisory, with a focus on challenging read the full article →