Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 14, 2003

Investing In Insurance Stocks: Michael Morrissey – Firemark Investments

MICHAEL J. MORRISSEY is Chairman and CEO and a founder of The Firemark Group. In addition to his management responsibilities for the firm, he directly oversees Firemarks investment banking and investment management activities. Mr. Morrissey advises insurance managements with regard to strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financings and valuations, and has served on a number of company boards. As the firms chief investment strategist, he is responsible for the management of a portfolio of insurance investments for clients of Firemark. He is a contributor to industry and financial periodicals, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry gatherings. Mr. Morrissey has held senior management positions with major publicly held life and property & casualty insurers. He was President and COO of an NYSE listed life insurance company as well as Senior Vice President of Planning and a member of the Management Committee at an NYSE property & Casualty insurance organization. He served as President of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts, and remained a director for a number of years. He is a member of the AIFA and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Morrissey earned an MBA degree from Dartmouth Colleges Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and investments. He received an AB degree from Boston College. Mr. Morrissey earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and completed Harvard Business Schools Corporate Financial Management program. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of Firemark Investments?

Mr. Morrissey: Firemark is a research, advisory and fund management

organization that specializes in the insurance