Tom Johansmeyer

Tom Johansmeyer

Tom Johansmeyer is Assistant Vice President – PCS Strategy and Development at ISO Claims Analytics, a division of Verisk – insurance solutions. He leads all client- and market-facing activities at PCS, including new market entry, new solution development, and reinsurance/ILS activity. Currently, Tom is spearheading initiatives in global terror, global energy and marine, and regional property-catastrophe loss aggregation. Previously, Tom held insurance industry roles at Guy Carpenter (where he launched the first corporate blog in the reinsurance sector) and Deloitte. He’s a veteran of the US Army, where he proudly pushed paper in a personnel position in the late 1990s.

Top 5 ILS Trends from 2014

The rapid growth of the catastrophe bond market can be attributed to many factors, some of which extend back for years. However, PCS sees five trends as instrumental in shaping 2014, contributing to increased ILS use...

Cat Bond Lite: A Rapid Start to 2015

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market appears to have seen the value of the “cat bond lite” structure. At least, that’s what 2015 issuance activity indicates. Sponsors have completed nearly $150 million in...

Post-Jackson success possible with PICAS Plus

The Jackson Reforms present a number of challenges to the claimant solicitor community, including reduced fees from small claims. The challenges have resulted in a greater need for both efficiency and growth...

Already Another Cat Bond Record

The first month of the second quarter just ended, and we’re already looking at record catastrophe bond issuance activity. If all the announced transactions close in May, issuance will reach approximately $4.4 billion,...

PCS 2013 Catastrophe Bond Market Update: Trend Tracking

The growth and maturation of the catastrophe bond market in 2013 provide a sense of its direction in 2014. Rather than continued issuance increases for common risks (such as U.S. wind), it appears that the market has...

On the Brink of Real-Time Risk Management

If you take the concept of insurance-linked securities (ILS) to its natural conclusion, you’ll wind up at real-time risk and capital management. The insurance and reinsurance community has discussed such a possibility...

Take Wildfire Risk to the Capital Markets

The Yosemite wildfire is spreading, according to AIR Worldwide . As of August 26, 2013, it had affected 225 square miles and destroyed 23 buildings. Another 4,500 buildings are at risk. The wildfire is likely to raise...

Catastrophe Bond Mid-Quarter Update

The third quarter tends to be slow for the catastrophe bond issuance market, given that it falls in the middle of hurricane season. This year, however, is a bit different. According to data from the Artemis Deal...

5 Key Catastrophe Bond Market Trends

Since the end of 2012, PCS has been tracking five major trends in the catastrophe bond market. The optimism with which 2013 began has grown into a record-setting first half, with the expectation that this year may...