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Artemis ILS NYC 2020 – post-conference report


Welcome to the Artemis ILS New York 2020 conference report, which provides insight into some of the debates that took place between speakers and attendees during Artemis’ third event in the city.

ils-nyc-2020-conference-report-coverThe fourth Artemis ILS New York conference was held in New York City, in midtown Manhattan at a purpose built event space, and was attended by more than 370 people from across the ILS, reinsurance, risk transfer and investment industry.

This report offers insight into some of the discussions and themes that took hold during the day, with both speakers and attendees providing valuable and thought provoking debates centred around numerous burning issues within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace.

After consecutive heavy loss years, subsequent lessons on loss development, combined with the complexity and uncertainty of climate change, the focal point of the day was building back stronger.

In spite of some recent and unsurprising investor caution, the ILS sector continues to flourish and the day began with some thoughts from leading industry experts on the creation of more resilient ILS operational structures.

The continued evolution of the nat cat arena alongside the emergence of new risks was debated by industry participants at length, and one of the overriding messages from the event was the need for consistent innovation in an effort to drive more responsive risk transfer.


As an asset class, ILS remains an important diversifier for many institutional investors but it’s also vital for diversity to be created within ILS. Panellists noted cyber as one area with potential for greater ILS involvement, and the audience also heard how much there is still to be done in the property catastrophe space and with closing protection gaps.

The use of ILS to build a better world was also a feature of the day’s talks and event attendees were treated to interesting ideas and examples of socially responsible risk transfer against a backdrop of the changing climate, resilience, and leveraging ILS to address the challenges of the future.

For more on each of the conference panel sessions, including commentary and insights from ILS and reinsurance market leaders, please download a copy of the full ILS NYC 2020 post-conference report for free here.

Artemis ILS New York will be back in February 2021. Register for event updates here. We hope to see you there!

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

Thank you to all of our valued ILS NYC 2020 sponsors, detailed below:

Our Headline Sponsor:


Our Gold Sponsors:

Leadenhall Capital Partners HSBC Global Asset Management

Our Silver Sponsors:

Intralinks Mt. Logan Re

Our Bronze Sponsor:

Sompo International

Our Associate Sponsors:

Mayer Brown Neuberger Berman
Wilmington Trust AIR Worldwide

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

Register today for ILS NYC 2023, our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) market conference. Held in New York City, February 10th, 2023.

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