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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Significant rate increases could open ILS floodgates: Dubinsky, Willis Re Securities

Reinsurance rates and pricing remain only just sufficient to support ILS and growing reinsurance linked investments for those for whom the asset class is core, but should rates continue to rise further inflows from additional investors can be expected.That is the opinion of Bill Dubinksy, Head of ILS at Willis read the full article →

ILS growth hinges on ability to recover from recent losses: Grimes, Fitch Ratings

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market growth over the coming years hinges on the ability of ILS funds and managers to demonstrate they can recover from recent catastrophe losses and adapt their business models to better cope with future ones.Speaking with Artemis, Chris Grimes, Director, Insurance at Fitch Ratings, said that ILS read the full article →

Cat bond market “here to stay” despite 2019 lull: Appleby’s Brad Adderley

There has been a distinct slowdown in cat bond issuance throughout 2019 after the heavy loss experiences of the past two years, but Appleby’s Brad Adderley maintains that the market is “here to stay” and remains poised for further growth in the years ahead.“I think we can all agree that read the full article →

Is the ILS market ready to tackle cyber?

A lack of historical and contextual data continues to hinder the entry of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market into the cyber re/insurance space, and with ‘silent’ cyber exposures adding further uncertainty, it might be easiest for the ILS sector to focus on affirmative cyber, at least to begin with.This is read the full article →

ILS has “superior historical performance” over the long-term: Researchers

Recent analysis on the return drivers of insurance-linked securities (ILS) shows that over a 15-year period, ILS funds have recorded a superior historical performance when compared with other asset classes.In a recent article, Alexander Braun and Martin Eling of the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland read the full article →

In time, exotic ILS might not be so exotic after all: John Seo, Fermat Capital

The utilisation of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures and capacity for exotic, or man-made risks remains small, but as the world continues to evolve and new risks increasingly emerge, these types of exposures might turn out to be not so exotic after all, according to John Seo, Co-founder and Managing Director read the full article →

ILS to be integral to mortgage insurers’ risk transfer: Capsicum Re’s Mathews

The type of growth witnessed in mortgage insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions in 2018 is most likely to be replaced with a more normalised growth rate, with ILS capacity expected to become an integral part of mortgage insurers’ programmes, according to Capsicum Re’s Stephen Mathews.Since the first two Bellemeade Re transactions read the full article →

Swiss Re CorSo launches digital parametric risk transfer platform

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Innovative Risk Solutions team, a division of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, has launched a digital parametric natural catastrophe platform in the U.S. for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, called Parametric Online Platform ("POP") STORM.Parametric risk transfer mechanisms are a common feature of insurance and read the full article →

Weather risk transfer profile rising in Australia: Risk Solutions International

Awareness of the benefits of weather risk transfer is growing in Australia and transactions like the recent long-term GrainCorp weather hedge is challenging the perceptions of agriculture-focused public companies, according to brokerage, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI).Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, Risk Solutions International Pty Ltd (RSI) is read the full article →

Highly bespoke, private deals the future of life ILS: Luca Tres, Securis

The ongoing transformation of the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is driving a shift towards more private, highly customised deal structures designed to provide investors with a truly decorrelated, attractive investment, says Luca Tres, Head of Life at Securis Investment Partners LLP.“It is one of the not that many cases read the full article →