Artemis: ILS Won’t Reach Full Potential with One-Way Bet vs Climate Change: Vesttoo’s Kirwan

For the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to reach its full-potential, expansion through the provision of new lines of risk to a growing investor-base are key, while a one-way bet versus climate change won’t deliver the growth the sector deserves, according to Vesttoo’s Brian Kirwan.
September 14, 2022
Vesttoo on Artemis
Vesttoo on Artemis

The ILS market has opportunities for growth right now, with institutional investors increasingly attuned to the risks of inflation, volatility and capital market correlation, all of which means ILS should prove increasingly attractive and gain more share of investor attention at the same time.

But speaking with Artemis in a recent interview around the Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous 2022, Brian Kirwan, General Manager, Europe at Vesttoo, the insurtech that uses proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning to help companies assess and transfer risks to the capital markets, believes this is an optimal time for the market to identify and action expansion plans.

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We asked Kirwan what he sees as the most important areas of focus for the ILS market and where Vesttoo will be applying itself.

“The obvious answer is we should be thinking about our key customers’ needs, Clients and Investors", he explained.

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