JOHN B. KEEFE, Vice President and Equity Analyst, joined Ferris, Baker
Watts in 1994. The insurance research group currently follows 24
property/casualty insurance companies, title insurers, brokers and
reinsurers, ranging from $50 million to $6 billion in market cap.
Regular publications include quarterly reports with estimates on
companies under coverage, a semi-annual insurance review, weekly Monday
insurance comments, and agent surveys. The Wall Street Journal's Best on
the Street survey for 2000 and 2001 recognized Mr. Keefe as one of the
top five analysts. Mr. Keefe received his BA at Washington & Lee
University and has held the CFA designation since 1994. Profile
TWST: What is the overall focus at Ferris, Baker Watts and how
does your coverage fit into their overall game plan?
Mr. Keefe: Ferris, Baker Watts was started in 1900. The firm