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.


Increasing availability of data to support ILS expansion: Schuh, Swiss Re

The availability of advanced data analytics is expected to increase and in some instances, this could accelerate the broadening of risks that are placeable in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, says Swiss Re’s Global Head of P&C Solutions, Eric Schuh.Highlighted most recently by its return to the catastrophe bond market read the full article →

Transparency required on trapped collateral: Darren Redhead, Kinesis

How transparent are ILS funds being when they factor in trapped collateral into their estimated returns? This was the question posed by Darren Redhead, chief executive of Lancashire-owned Kinesis Capital Management when he spoke to Artemis on the eve of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo.There can be a read the full article →

Tech, models & proximity to risk to drive ILS growth: Grimes, Fitch

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market growth is expected to be driven by technological developments, new catastrophe risk models and ILS funds ability to get close to the source of the risk.There is plenty of room for ILS market growth, both in traditional catastrophe exposed regions and lines of business, as well read the full article →

Swiss Re’s commitment to cat bond market always strong: CEO, Mumenthaler

Reflecting on the successful return of his company to the catastrophe bond market in 2019, Christian Mumenthaler, the CEO of reinsurance firm Swiss Re, explained that the reinsurer has always shown a commitment to the ILS market.Swiss Re returned to the catastrophe bond market as a sponsor in 2019 with read the full article →

ILS a “strategic component” for PartnerRe: CEO Emmanuel Clarke

The use of insurance-linked securities and third-party reinsurance capital is a “strategic component” of the business model for reinsurer PartnerRe, its CEO told us.In a recent interview in advance of the Monte Carlo Rendez-vous, Emmanuel Clarke, President and CEO of PartnerRe, explained that the reinsurer leverages third-party capital within its read the full article →

Retro capacity “tight but sufficient” for 1/1 2020 renewals: Willis Re’s Moore

Capacity for retrocessional reinsurance is expected to remain tight at the upcoming January 2020 renewal season, but will still prove sufficient, Graeme Moore, CEO Willis Re Speciality expects.In an interview Moore commented that he believes the market has sufficient capacity to meet the expected required retrocession needs of protection buyers read the full article →

Third catastrophe loss year could alter ILS: Millette, Hudson Structured

A third year of sizable catastrophe losses could see some ILS investors exit the market and "change the capital market mechanism", according to Michael Millette, founder and managing partner of Hudson Structured Capital Management.Talking to Artemis ahead of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo, Millette said investors had been read the full article →

Hamilton ILS expansion complements core underwriting: CEO Pina Albo

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda based insurance and reinsurance holding company, sees its expanding insurance-linked securities (ILS) and third-party capital capabilities as complementary to its core underwriting strategy, CEO Pina Albo explained to us.Speaking with Artemis in advance of the Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous 2019, Albo reflected on the expansion read the full article →

It’s been an education: Leadenhall CEO Albertini

Signs of an impending recession will reaffirm support for ILS as an asset class, in spite of more muted investor sentiment over the past 12 months, according to Luca Albertini, chief executive and founding partner at Leadenhall Capital Parners LLP."I was reading in the FT yesterday about potential negative yields read the full article →

AXIS “proud” of ability to raise new third-party capital, bring in new investors: Benchimol

Bermuda domiciled specialty insurer and global reinsurer, AXIS Capital Holdings, is proud of its ability to raise new capital and bring in new investors in what’s been a challenging year for third-party capital raises, says President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Benchimol.Despite the challenging reinsurance market conditions that continue read the full article →