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  2. Banking on Insurance: Breaking in from the Insurance industry- fact or fiction?

    Here's what my boss said to me over a couple of beers. About half the industry (insurance) is made up of guys who couldn't cut it as bankers. When all else fails, you have dad call up his college bud at [insert name of commercial insurer here] a ...

    70 comments - 6 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  3. Insurance: Investment Division

    I'm under the impression that all major insurance companies have investment divisions in-house, so they can invest their large amounts of capital. My question is, how good would a job in the investment division of an insurance company be for someone ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  4. F100 Corp Fin FLDP vs. F100 Insurance FLDP

    I have a few days to decide between two offers, one in a corporate finance FLVP role at a top defense contractor and another FLDP at a major insurance firm. The comp is essentially the same, both have similar benefits packages, and I would most likely liv ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 1:59pm -

  5. Buyside Equity Research Internship for an Insurance Company to IBD?

    Can an intern experience in the investment management arm of an insurance company help when recruiting for banking internships? IBD insurance ER PE intern sa ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2017 - 2:00am -

  6. Shadow Insurance 101: The downfall of the insurance industry?

    I work in the insurance sector, primarily dealing with derivatives and collateral needs for institutions. I haven't seen much on this site about the insurance sector in particular...though there has been some talk about FIG as a whole. I thought this ...

    17 comments - 6 silver bananas - Mar 14 2015 - 2:00pm -

  7. Insurance Underwriting

    Anybody know anything about insurance underwriting? Is it a good career? What's the pay/hours like? Where can you go if you start out in underwriting? insurance ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2011 - 10:38am -

  8. Life Insurance- Do you carry it outside of work plans?

    Curious question. How many here do not have life insurance policies outside of what your employers provide? insurance ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2014 - 4:55am -

  9. Someone explain a CAT bond to me

    Hey all, I have an interview coming up with a company that consults organizations on issuing CAT bonds. Could someone explain to me, in simple terms, what a CAT bond is? From what I've read online, it's pretty much when an insurance company issu ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 28 2017 - 12:10am -

  10. The Forgotten Cousin of Finance: Commercial Insurance

    So I have thought about doing something over this field for quite awhile but didn't know how much to go into and whatever. Depending on the response I will depends on whether I will expand further. I really wanted to talk about the position of Commer ...

    14 comments - 7 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 8:57pm -

  11. Fund of Funds and Asset Modeling at Insurance company

    Wrote a lot of stuff and a lot of questions but this is one of the hardest decisions i've ever had to make. If anyone can answer any of these questions of give any insight I would appreciate it very much. Objective: To pick the job that is going to p ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2011 - 1:39pm -

  12. Investment Analyst at Insurance Firm to Fund Manager

    Hi all, I secured a job after graduating and am currently working as an Investment Analyst at a large Insurance firm's investment management team on fixed income. I hope to eventually work at a large fund manager one day and move up the ranks. Quick ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 13 2018 - 2:21am -

  13. About to buy a $4MM company!

    Hello, I am studying for my General Insurance / Management exams, and plan to enter into the Insurance Brokerage field. I currently have a connection to a firm that will be for sale shortly (Valued at $4MM, with annual sales of $1MM and profits of $600,00 ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2011 - 5:14pm -

  14. [EDITED]- Fresh graduate CV review

    Hi all! I would really appreciate any comment/suggestion/insult about it! I am primarily interested in Consulting, then also in PE and VC even if I am doubtful there are any chances without any prior experience. My school is one of the top ten in Italy, a ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 8 2010 - 3:04pm -

  15. AXA or Northwestern Mutual?

    Hey everyone, new to the forum, would love some advice with this. I'm looking to secure an analyst position, but I know that's near impossible to do at this point being that most firms have stopped hiring for the year. However, I have offers fro ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2012 - 2:19pm -

  16. College Student Resume

    I have had a few internships in insurance but am looking to get into investment banking or investment management. Any feedback on my resume would be appreciated. http://www.razume.com/documents/15256 college Banking student investment insurance ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2010 - 8:56pm -

  17. Insurance Company Real Estate Investment Group Bonuses

    Is anyone familiar with bonus structures for the large insurances companies within their real estate investing divisions? (Met Life, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Allianz, NY Life, AIG, etc.). This would be for entry level investment analyst roles. An ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2015 - 10:51am -

  18. Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group

    I heard about this group several times in the past in WSO, but can not find it in GS website. What's nature of this group? IBD? S&T, or Principal Investing? How to get in as an SA? What are the exit opportunities? Goldman Sachs insurance ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  19. underwriting career

    Hey guys, Would you think it is a good idea to start a career in underwriting? Mainly Health, Life and Personal Accident Insurance? I want to end up in a Relationship Management/ Account Executive post in the long run. What do you think? insurance ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 9:40am -

  20. Insurance Broking/Placement Career

    I just scheduled an interview with an insurance brokerage in NYC that specializes in P&C. I know this isn't the competitive banking industry, but from what I hear you can make decent money at the right company and work decent hours? Anyone have e ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 11:20pm -

  21. Why insurance companies need a credit rating?

    Hi all, I am wondering what is the purpose for the insurance companies to pay for the services of credit rating agencies? For the corporations and banks the purpose is quite clear: they need ratings in order to attract investment. But in the case with ins ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2016 - 12:31pm -

  22. Reinsurance industry (reinsurance broker)

    Hey, I'm new to this website. I am currently a junior at a non-target and was wondering if anyone knew about the insurance industry, specifically reinsurance. I was looking at major reinsurance companies and wanted to see where you start out after co ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2012 - 12:04am -

  23. Insurance underwriter- technicals, exit opps, lucrative career paths?

    For an insurance company that provides Property and Casualty specialty insurance through an external network of insurance brokers. Would greatly appreciate your insights on: technical interview prep lucrative career paths in insurance exit opps insurance ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  24. Expectation of coverage...without premiums?

    I try not to pick apart the NYT op-eds, as they are not supposed to be well researched arguments. But the below makes a case against current healthcare reform plans, while trying to argue for them. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/opinion/down-the... The ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 9:02am -

  25. Who are some of the boutique FIG investment banks? Really interested in insurance guys

    Who are some of the boutique FIG investment banks? Really interested in insurance guys... willing to look all across the US to break in. Thanks in Advance!!!! Investment Banking insurance FIG ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2014 - 6:45pm -

  26. Career Path in Insurance: Underwriting, Brokerage, etc

    Anybody here works in commercial insurance (property and casualty, specialty lines, etc) can shed some light on the different career paths? I am currently on a graduate scheme of one of the largest insurers in the world in a commercial line in the London ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 26 2018 - 10:32am -

  27. Insurance AM Investment Analyst Comp

    Hi All, I am a second year FO investment analyst at a large insurance company ($90bn+) and was hoping someone could provide insight to expected bonus? NYC area. insurance AM bonus No Yes 85789 87372 226498 151712 191763 ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 12 2016 - 10:07am -

  28. Is an insurance company an asset manager?

    I'm offered to become a CFO of a tiny P/C insurance company and wondering whether I'm sure about philosophy of this business. Company market themselves as a professional service provider, wiki says it's a financial service, and I think it&# ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 11 2018 - 8:01pm -

  29. Best book to read about Insurance industry

    Hello Anyone knows a good book to learn about the insurance industry and it's products? thanks best regards insurance ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2015 - 10:22pm -

  30. What is the best background for Internal Investment Analyst for F500 Insurance Company?

    Most seem to require general AM experience. Do you think they care what type of firm it is, i.e. pension fund, MF, ect. Also would it be better to get an MSF now or an MBA later? What caliber b-school would I need to go to? Is UW or Kelly good enough? MBA ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2013 - 4:03pm -

  31. Analyst, Funds Administration...what's in it for me?

    Hello, The title is: Analyst, Funds Administration... for a big insurance company. Its back office stuff. I was wondering 1- What to expect from the job in terms of learning experience that can be transferrable in the future. 2- How will that experience b ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2013 - 4:48pm -

  32. Insurance Industry Multiples

    Anyone know what multiples are popular for valuation of insurers, specifically conglomerate-types (i.e. Allstate, State Farm, etc.)? Wasn't sure if P/BV or P/TBV were favored over EV / EBITDA or any other metrics. Thanks in advance. Valuation insuran ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2013 - 9:34am -

  33. Insurance Company Valuation: Useful Resources

    I currently work in the insurance industry and am trying to break into banking. While I am trying to network with as many industry professionals as possible, in my mind it makes sense to try and network with FIG bankers, FIG focused shops (e.g. KBW, Sandl ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 5 2012 - 10:45pm -

  34. Total investment dollars

    Kind of a broad question- What are the largest sources of investment dollars and what is the total value of investable securities? Some quick googling came up with total worldwide equities market cap ~$52 trillion, pensions having ~$15 trillion total asse ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2015 - 12:14pm -

  35. Interview with Chubb Insurance

    anyone interview for an underwriting trainee position with chubb before? going in for first round. (all behavioral questions) insurance 1st round interview ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 2:50pm -

  36. F1000 Insurer Internal M and A or Internal Strategy

    I was on a flight last weekend, turns out the person sitting next to me was a VP (in the real sense of the term) at an F1000 Insurer, we were talking and she told me to contact her we've stayed in touch. My question is she said I'd be a good fit ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 11:56pm -

  37. Insurance BO Job- first interview ever

    Going to a BO job for a big insurance company, Anybody has some good insight as to what to expect??? First interview ever. interview finance job insurance ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2013 - 4:54pm -

  38. Career Advice for Newbie

    Hey guys, new to the forum looking for career advice My background: I graduated from a top 50 school with a Anthropology major and marketing minor. I did two internships in college with Metlife and Northwestern Mutual. I did reasonably well on the sales s ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2012 - 6:57pm -

  39. Actuary to M&A

    Needed some advice: I currently work as an actuarial associate at a large consultancy and have been offered a job in M&A at a BB. Have some level of exposure to IB as I worked in markets prior to working as an actuary- so know about the lifestyle etc. ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2012 - 8:33am -

  40. MBA candidacy

    hello, i'm a graduating senior and i'm weighing a few opportunities for full-time positions. one is with Travelers Insurance in a finance rotational program. the others include a transfer pricing consultant position with EY and an enterprise ris ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2009 - 3:19pm -

  41. Hanover Insurance FLP- Business Management Program

    Hi, I received a final round for Hanover Insurance's FLP- Business Management Program. However, I wanted to ask if anyone on here has any experience with them? Pay? Work? Culture? Thanks. insurance flp ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2008 - 3:08pm -

  42. ELI5: Insurance industry.

    Title is self-explanatory. Not insurance, but the insurance industry. How it operates, roles, legal stuff, any relevant links, the entire gamut basically. Not corporate, but personal insurance. Auto, home, health, travel, etc insurance ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 11 2017 - 10:56pm -

  43. Exit opportunities for Rating analyst position in Insurance at the top 3 CRA (Credit Rating Agencies) in Europe

    Hi, I am wondering about the possible exit opportunities after working as a rating analyst for Big 3 CRA in the Insurance practice in Europe. One obvious change is going directly to work for the insurance company. Which positions at the insurance companie ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2016 - 5:07pm -

  44. Insurance question

    I wasn't sure where to post this question. This subforum seemed like it might be the most knowledgeable. I've been trying to reverse engineer Bruce Berkowitz's investment thesis in AIG. A common criticism of AIG I see is that it historicall ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 12:34pm -

  45. Best way to learn about financials/insurances industry?

    I realize that banks/specialty finance/insurance is a lot different from retail/industrials/etc. Much harder business model to understand and lots of industry-specific terms. Does anyone have books/primers/other resources to recommend to me if I want to c ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2010 - 7:30pm -

  46. News Sources on Financial Services Institutions?

    What news sources do you read on a daily basis that pertain to financial services institutions (primarily commercial banks and insurance companies)? insurance commercial banks news ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 14 2019 - 3:53pm -

  47. Risk-Based Capital Charges_Life Insurance Companies

    sldfja;sdljf asdl;fj a;sdlfkja;sdlkjl;adskjf a;lskdfj;alksdjf;lakjsdf;akld asldkf ads I cannot delete this post.t.... RBC Risk-Based Capital Risk-Based Capital Charges Factor CML Capital Factors Credit Capital Factors insurance National Association of Ins ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 5 2018 - 9:57am -

  48. P&C company is an asset manager or what?

    I'm offered to become a CFO of a tiny P/C insurance company and wondering whether I'm sure about philosophy of this business. Company market themselves as a professional service provider, wiki says it's a financial service, and I think it&# ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Aug 10 2018 - 6:00am -

  49. MA Econ worth pursuing?

    I am a current Finance and Econ double major at a semi-target business school with a 3.9+ GPA. I have the chance to go for a MA in Economics by adding a fifth year. It will be affordable/quick ($15,000-ish, 1 year) but is outside the university's bus ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2016 - 1:32pm -

  50. Risk management analyst at an insurance brokerage firm?

    Just wondering if doing a risk management program at a top insurance brokerage firm still considered a good job in the eyes of the finance world. What are the pros and cons? exit opportunities? risk management insurance entrylevel ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2014 - 8:46pm -

  51. Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (D&O)

    (1) Almost all companies have a D&O (except Buffet's Berkshire). How do companies justify this? Do they have a tie-up with an insurance company for the severance package? Buffet says "Why do the company pay for the Executive's mistake&q ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2014 - 12:56am -

  52. Life and Health Insurance Exam Prep! Help requested

    I am rookie in the investment industry, but I moved to the investment arena after heading some successful marketing campaigns for few premier credit card products. After starting alongside a seasoned investment advisor, I have recently completed by Series ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2014 - 2:25pm -

  53. Leaving Big 4 for Insurance Finance Rotation

    Hi all, I'm currently at a Big 4 (PwC, Deloitte) and shockingly hate it. I've recently been offered a opportunity to join a Finance rotation at a large insurance company (sub of a F500). I've heard the insurance industry is not one that is ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 10:43am -

  54. What are insurance wrappers

    Can someone explain to me, in layman's terms, what an insurance wrapper business is and how it works? insurance life insurance investments ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2014 - 6:34am -

  55. Surety, Insurance, and Reinsurance

    I would like to see sections for this. If this is not doable, are there any sites similar to WSO for these topics? insurance reinsurance surety ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2013 - 12:50pm -

  56. Bank/Insurance Research Report

    Does anybody have a research report for a financial services company they wouldn't mind showing me, preferably for an insurance company (a bank would work too though)? I am really trying to get a grasp on valuations/important metrics for these firms ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2012 - 11:37pm -

  57. A straight up buy-side trade execution job?

    I have an interview for the below position in ABS /CMBS trading in the investments group of a major insurance company. I am trying to figure out if this is a more substantial position than a strictly buy-side trading execution job. Any thoughts would be g ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2012 - 12:51am -

  58. Struc Fin Interview- HELP!

    I have a phone interview TOMORROW for an associate position within a large and well-known insurance companies Investment Management division. Specifically, the position is not directly front-office, but more mid-office in a structured finance risk/oversig ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2011 - 3:34pm -

  59. Struc Fin Interview-HELP!

    I have a phone interview TOMORROW for an associate position within a large and well-known insurance companies Investment Management division. Specifically, the position is not directly front-office, but more mid-office in a structured finance risk/oversig ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2011 - 3:35pm -

  60. Analyst in insurance versus commercial bank?

    Hi all, I just got my master degree in Statistics. Now I have twp job offers, one is pricing analyst in an insurance company, and the other is credit risk analyst in a commercial bank. Any idea about these two jobs? Which one do you think has a better car ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2011 - 5:54am -

  61. Tech Savvy Econ Major Career Advice?

    I am a rising senior and an Economics major with a focus in Finance. This summer I will be doing a JPM internship in NYC. I'm wondering as I prepare to enter the industry, what type of market I might want to focus? I am extremely well versed in tech ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2010 - 8:42pm -

  62. MBIA/bond insurer interview

    Hey everyone, I'm a longtime lurker and finally decided to make an account. I have an interview with MBIA Inc coming up and wanted to know if any one has interviewed with them or with another bond insurance company such as Ambac. It is for an Asset M ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2009 - 6:20pm -