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 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 →

Tremor provides efficiency for the re/insurance system: W. R. Berkley Corporation’s Emmendorfer

W. R. Berkley Corporation recently revealed an investment in programmatic reinsurance risk placement marketplace provider, Tremor Technologies, Inc., technology that the re/insurer told us can deliver efficiency to the entire market.W. R. Berkley Corporation invested as part of Tremor’s recent fundraising round, demonstrating its commitment to and confidence in the read the full article →

Hannover Re facilitates record number of ILS issuances in 2019: Sven Althoff

Hannover Re's role in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continues to be a significant contributor to the reinsurance firms earnings, with 2019 looking set to beat records as the firm facilitates an increasing number of ILS catastrophe bond placements and ILS trades.Speaking with Artemis, Sven Althoff, a member of Hannover read the full article →

Capital markets a natural way to overcome inefficiency: Peak Re CEO, Franz Josef Hahn

The use of the capital markets and insurance-linked securities (ILS) in reinsurance is “absolutely necessary” to increase the efficiency of insurance products and capital, according to the CEO of reinsurer Peak Re.We spoke with Peak Re CEO Franz Josef Hahn in Monte Carlo to find out about the companies use read the full article →

Don’t dilute the opportunity: Frank Majors, Nephila Capital

The past 12 months have proved the ILS markets are rational, thinks Frank Majors, co-CEO at Nephila Advisors, with investors demonstrating both staying power and price discipline"Now that we've gone through this mini cycle and series of events we've seen that ILS capital is not going to run away," he told Artemis. "The converse read the full article →