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The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) and Artemis partnered to host a live webcast to discuss the role of parametric solutions in supporting climate resilience.  Held 29 April, 2021, the webcast recording features senior leaders from across the weather risk management and re/insurance space.

With climate change and climate related risks driving increasing economic losses across the globe, risk managers and risk protection buyers are acutely aware of the need to increase their resilience to weather and climate risks.


Alain Lagesse
LVMH, Director, Group Risk Management
Alain Lagesse has been a Risk Management and Insurance professional for 35 years having worked in 6 multi-national Corporations of varying size and business sector in the UK, US and France primarily in the risk management and insurance function but also in the broker and insurer sector. Alain presently holds the top Risk Management position in LVMH – the global leader in Luxury Goods and Services and No. 1 European company in market cap.

Julian Roberts
‎Willis Towers Watson, Managing Director, Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions
Julian Roberts currently serves as Managing Director of the Willis Towers Watson’s Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions team. He is responsible for the Willis Global Agricultural Practice Group and co-heads the Global Weather Practice. He joined the Willis in September 2010 after a career in risk management consulting and alternative risk structuring.

Daniel Vetter
Descartes Underwriting, Head of North America
Daniel Vetter joined Descartes Underwriting in late 2020, following an extensive career at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, where he held various senior leadership roles in underwriting and business development. During his many years in the industry, Daniel has developed an extensive broker and client network in the large and mid-sized global property and casualty marketplace.

David Whitehead
Speedwell Group, Co-CEO
David Whitehead is Co-CEO of the Speedwell Group, and has launched three new Speedwell companies, weatherXchange®,  a free-of-charge platform which facilitates parametric weather risk transfer, Speedwell Settlement Services (SSS), specializing in quality controlled meteorological data for the settlement of parametric weather risk, and Speedwell Calculation Services (SCS), providing contract valuation, risk metrics, and margining services for weather transactions.  Dave holds a BS in Meteorology from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Applied Meteorology from Florida State where he researched hurricane vulnerability.

Topics addressed by expert panelists:

  • why parametric solutions can be a key tool in building resilience against climate related risks
  • what risk managers need to know about the range of options available
  • why parametric solutions can be even more appealing in a hard property insurance market
  • why risk protection buyers should consider them within their suite of risk financing arrangements

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