Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> June 28, 1999

Insurance Brokers : Gary K. Ransom – Conning & Company

GARY K. RANSOM, F.C.A.S., M.A.A.A., is a Senior Vice President in the Insurance Research Group, overseeing the firm's property-casualty stock and industry research. Mr. Ransom joined Conning in 1979 and has extensive experience working in a number of consulting, research, corporate finance, and stock research roles. His prior experience was at Travelers Insurance Companies working in various actuarial positions. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington. Profile
TWST: Will you start by defining an insurance broker? Give us some

background on the development of this sector of the insurance industry.

Mr. Ransom: His-torically, the broker has been an