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Artemis ILS NYC 2018 – post-conference report


Welcome to the Artemis ILS New York 2018 post-conference report, which provides insight into some of the debates that took place between speakers and attendees during Artemis’ second event in the United States.

ILS NYC 2018 conference reportThe event was held in New York City, in midtown Manhattan at a purpose-built event space. Some 295 attendees registered to attend, and the waiting list for spaces exceeded 70 by the day of the conference. For 2019 we are expanding the space again to hold more of those interested in attending.

Artemis’ second ILS New York conference was even more successful than our first in the region, and attendees were treated to insightful and thought-provoking discussions from leading industry figures throughout the day.

Held in early February 2018, the event followed fast on the heels of the large loss experience of 2017 and the key January reinsurance renewals season, and the audience heard how well the ILS market responded to events, ultimately evolving into a more sophisticated provider of global re/insurance and risk capital.

Artemis ILS NYC 2018 panel

This year’s event had a focus on building the future of ILS, with speakers and attendees exploring the entry of ILS into new regions and risks, expanding its influence in the natural catastrophe reinsurance space in both developed and emerging markets, as well as discussions about investing in the space from both the sponsor and investors side of the equation.

Artemis ILS NYC 2018 panel

Specifics of the ILS market and how the role of capital markets in reinsurance has changed were explored, with speakers from all parts of the risk transfer chain providing concrete examples of both the influence of ILS now, and its potential to impact the future of risk transfer.

The insurance risk to capital distribution chain was explored, and attendees heard leading market participants talk up the potential for ILS to get closer to the risk, as well as expanding on traditional perils and giving the protection buyers and investors more of what they want.

Building the Future of ILS on solid foundations is important for the continued success and expanding influence of ILS. We look forward to exploring more of these trends in New York next year, and hope you’ll join us.

Artemis ILS NYC will be back in New York in February 2019. We hope to see you there!

Download the ILS NYC 2018 post-event report here.

Tickets are now on sale for Artemis’ next conference, ILS Asia 2018, held in Singapore, July 12th 2018, reserve your space today.

We’d like to thank all the kind speakers and sponsors of our ILS NYC 2018 event, without whom the day would not have been possible.

Our Gold Sponsors:

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP
Property Claim Services
HSBC Global Asset Management

Our Bronze Sponsor:

Mayer Brown

Our Associate Sponsors:


For all enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities at Artemis conferences please contact [email protected]

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