"Pure indemnity transactions appear to be on the wane."
Brian O'Hearne, managing director, environmental and commodity markets, Swiss Re, at the Weather Risk Management Association meeting in Miami
"If global warming had anything to do with this, we need to know what's going on."
Dr. Christopher Landsea, meteorologist, National Hurricane Center, speaking about Hurricane Katrina at the WRMA event
"Florida took some steps that ... are the exact opposite of what they should have done."
Glenn Pomery, SVP,
head of regulatory affairs for the Americas, Swiss Re, speaking about the Sunshine State's recent insurance reform legislation at a New York dinner sponsored by the reinsurer
"Agents are motivated by money, but it's not how they pick their carrier."
Craig Weber, analyst, Celent LLC, explaining survey findings on insurance agents
"We used to see more CFOs and COOs. Now what you see are the propeller heads and some CIOs. That's not demeaning, but that's just who shows up."
Greg Black, chief information officer, American Safety Insurance Services Inc., referring to the attendee list at the annual meeting of the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development
"Maybe it's time for we humans to practice some intelligent design."
William Shatner, actor, during the keynote address of the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development
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