Category Archives: Company Research

On to the NBA Finals!

Heat vs. Spurs tonight in game 6.  With their backs against the wall, the Heat are a 6 point favorite tonight but the big winner still appears to be Chubb and the underwriters at their Federal Insurance Company subsidiary.  We’ll … Continue reading

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NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

Seeing that we’re all big Miami Heat fans here at the Risk Metrics office and in the spirit of tonight’s NBA Eastern Conference game 7 in Miami, I thought we would take a look at the lineup. Now, ESPN and … Continue reading

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UBS: P/C Insurance Agent Survey: March 2011

Highlights from the Insurance P&C report out today by ex colleague and commercial lines analyst at UBS, Brian Meredith. Commercial Lines Improvement Continues  „Small/middle market commercial-lines pricing continues to firm Agents’ expectation of commercial lines insurance pricing has improved to … Continue reading

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State Farm to Stop Insuring Churches in Florida

Recently, Insurance Journal covered the news that State Farm would stop insuring Churches in the state of Florida. Michael Adams at IJ commented that “the churches being non-renewed by State Farm Florida should be able to secure private coverage. There … Continue reading

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Data scientist: The hot new gig in tech

The unemployment rate in the U.S. continues to be abysmal (9.1% in July), but the tech world has spawned a new kind of highly skilled, nerdy-cool job that companies are scrambling to fill: data scientist. A data scientist helps companies make … Continue reading

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LinkedIn takes a deep dive into the profiles for startup founders Here’s how LinkedIn evaluated and separated the data. Linkedin considered professionals as Startup Founders if they identified themselves as founders (or co- founders) of U.S. companies created after 2000, … Continue reading

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Insurance Keywords a Money Maker for Google

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Dun & Bradstreet: Innovation Needed

Executive Summary: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) is a good company with good cash flow from operations. It offers a competitive advantage, derived from its vast database of companies. However, the advantage is not durable, since its competitors are capable of … Continue reading

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