Quotes of Note

The hard market is a very, very small portion of the cycle. From 1970 to 2012 we had three hard markets. They lasted about three years each.

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Art Davis, president of Colony Specialty, a member of the Argo Group.

Write Your Own (WYO) insurers’ first priority is our policyholders.

 

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Don Griffin, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Today, with a focus on growing profitable businesses, the company’s prospects are bright.

 

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Liam McGee, executive chairman, The Hartford

From a cat modeling point of view, there are three main components to worry about for any good Sharknado model – hazard, vulnerability, and financial.

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Scottt Stransky, manager and principal scientist in AIR Worldwide’s research and modeling group

The private insurance industry has been at the vanguard of these issues for decades.

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Robert Hartwig, economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute

Setting up common-sense rules of the road is vital to the long-term future of the virtual currency industry, as well as the safety and soundness of customer assets.

 

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Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s superintendent of financial services

Be proud of your child’s accomplishments but also be aware that having children in college raises new insurance considerations.

 

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Mark R. Desrochers, The Hanover Insurance Group

We are scientists and we would like the opportunity to explain what is at stake for our state.

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Scientists from Florida universities who asked to meet with Gov. Rick Scott about climate change.

It’s the most thankless job you’ll ever do, but it’s the most gratification you’ll ever have. Go to your local department and volunteer. Talk to the chief, talk to the members. Just come out and see what it’s like.

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Ashford (Alabama) Fire Chief Jimmy Posey on volunteer firefighting.

We believe that this agreement further strengthens our financial position as it eliminates a substantial source of uncertainty in these liabilities and allows us to focus on execution in our core businesses.

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David H. Long, Liberty Mutual Insurance chairman and CEO, on reinsurance pact with National Indemnity.