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  2. 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 ...

    +8 70 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  3. 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 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  4. F100 Corp Fin FLDP vs. F100 Insurance FLDP

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 comments3 Apr 2012 -

  5. 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 ...

    +2 12 comments13 May 2018 -

  6. 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 comments19 Feb 2017 -

  7. 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 ...

    +7 17 comments14 Mar 2015 -

  8. Insurance Underwriting

    Other Industries

    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 No Yes 146366 251895 151712 424886 255484 ...

    +1 27 comments19 Jan 2011 -

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

    18 comments21 Dec 2014 -

  10. The Forgotten Cousin of Finance: Commercial Insurance

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 ...

    +7 14 comments27 Oct 2014 -

  11. 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 ...

    +1 10 comments28 Nov 2017 -

  12. 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 comments10 May 2011 -

  13. 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 comments24 Jan 2011 -

  14. 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 ...

    +1 12 comments8 Sep 2010 -

  15. AXA or Northwestern Mutual?

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments10 May 2012 -

  16. College Student Resume

    Resume Advice

    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 No Yes 226 ...

    11 comments9 Jun 2010 -

  17. 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 comments18 Nov 2015 -

  18. Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group

    Investment Banking

    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 Goldman ...

    +1 7 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  19. underwriting career

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments23 Mar 2013 -

  20. 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 comments31 Jan 2011 -

  21. 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 comments26 Jul 2016 -

  22. 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 ...

    +1 7 comments27 Dec 2012 -

  23. 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 ...

    +1 6 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  24. 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 comments5 Apr 2012 -

  25. 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 comments15 May 2014 -

  26. 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 ...

    +1 5 comments12 Nov 2016 -

  27. 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 ...

    +1 4 comments26 Oct 2018 -

  28. 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 4 comments11 Aug 2018 -

  29. Best book to read about Insurance industry

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

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

    5 comments13 Oct 2015 -

  30. 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 comments24 Oct 2013 -

  31. 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 comments1 Mar 2013 -

  32. Insurance Industry Multiples

    Investment Banking

    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 comments17 Jan 2013 -

  33. 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 ...

    +2 4 comments5 Aug 2012 -

  34. Total investment dollars

    Asset Management

    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 comments27 Jul 2015 -

  35. Interview with Chubb Insurance

    Job Search Advice

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

    4 comments21 Sep 2014 -

  36. 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 comments18 May 2012 -

  37. 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 comments1 Mar 2013 -

  38. Career Advice for Newbie

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments24 Oct 2012 -

  39. Actuary to M&A

    Investment Banking

    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 comments20 Oct 2012 -

  40. MBA candidacy

    Business School and GMAT

    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 comments8 Oct 2009 -

  41. 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 The Hanover Insurance Group Salary Yes Yes 31106 ...

    3 comments5 Dec 2008 -

  42. ELI5: Insurance industry.

    Other Industries

    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 ...

    +1 2 comments11 Nov 2017 -

  43. 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 comments8 Jul 2016 -

  44. Insurance question

    Investment Banking

    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 comments26 Sep 2011 -

  45. 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 comments24 Mar 2010 -

  46. News Sources on Financial Services Institutions?

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    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 1 comment14 Feb 2019 -

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    +1 1 comment5 Dec 2018 -

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

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    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 1 comment10 Aug 2018 -

  49. MA Econ worth pursuing?

    Job Search Advice

    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 ...

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  50. 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 comment3 Nov 2014 -

  51. (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 ...

    27 Aug 2014 -

  52. 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 ...

    2 Jun 2014 -

  53. 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 ...

    23 May 2014 -

  54. What are insurance wrappers

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

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

    1 comment1 Apr 2014 -

  55. 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 ...

    12 Sep 2013 -

  56. 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 ...

    8 Jul 2012 -

  57. 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 ...

    28 Feb 2012 -

  58. Struc Fin Interview- HELP!

    Asset Management

    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 ...

    17 Feb 2011 -

  59. Struc Fin Interview-HELP!

    Job Search Advice

    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 ...

    17 Feb 2011 -

  60. 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 ...

    21 Jan 2011 -

  61. 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 comment5 Dec 2010 -

  62. MBIA/bond insurer interview

    Job Search Advice

    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 comment16 May 2009 -