Quotes of Note

Financial services firms will need a ‘phygital’ strategy that integrates technology, branch networks and staff to provide a service that combines physical and digital capabilities and gives consumers a choice.

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Piercarlo Gera, senior managing director, Accenture Financial Services.

The flood of fake news and nation state-backed attacks in this past year’s election are just a sign of things to come.

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Ed Stroz, co-president and co-founder of Stroz Friedberg.

I would implore this group as professionals in the investment management space [to] educate your friends, your family, you children on distracted driving. It is a real issue that’s causing real pain for society in general.

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Hartford CEO Christopher Swift

Not coincidentally, when R Street issued its first regulation report card in 2012, Florida ranked dead last and North Carolina was somewhere in the middle. This year, North Carolina is dead last and Florida is somewhere in the middle.

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R Street Senior Fellow R.J. Lehmann

The fundamental question of whether Uber drivers are employees or independent contractors is not a simple one.

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U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in rejecting an Uber settlement with drivers.

I don’t wear boots. I am me.

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Maria Vullo, acting superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services

These brave men and women selflessly volunteered to help their neighbors during our darkest days and showed the world what it means to be a New Yorker.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Experts say that every dollar invested in more resilient construction can save $4 in insurance claims, which is a significant return on investment.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

Recoveries don’t die of old age.

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Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas.

Companies are not inclined to roll out a new product in New York until the very end of the process because there are such strong disincentives in play.

 

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Ellen Melchionni, president of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA)