"It's nice to have someone else say that about us rather than make it up ourselves. ..."
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, at the 20th Annual Vermont Captive Insurance Association Conference in Burlington, Vt., in reference to his state being called the "gold standard" of captive insurance domiciles
"They said, 'We can't insure something we don't have a name for.'"
David Breashears, mountain climber, during his keynote address at the 2005 VCIA Conference, referring to an insurers' response when
his expedition filed a claim for a yak that fell into a gorge
"In risk management, you make the job."
Samira Barakat, senior vice president of risk and underwriting for GE Insurance Solutions
"It has shifted from school boys who are making a name for themselves, to international crime rings in Africa or Russia or Asia."
Christopher Keegan, senior vice president of Marsh, who leads the firm's activities related to network and cyber risk
"If you watch the insurance industry every year, it gets tougher and tougher. That makes it more important to be able to use technology to our advantage, and offer a competitive rate."
Brenda Dutton, director of underwriting for the Armed Forces Insurance Exchange
September 15, 2005
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