Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 11, 2002

Personal Lines & Specialty Insurers: Blair Sanford – Cochran, Caronia Securities

BLAIR SANFORD is a Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst at Cochran, Caronia Securities and has over 10 years' experience in the property and casualty insurance services sector. Prior to joining Cochran, Caronia Securities in 1999, he was a partner at Hoefer & Arnett. He was named as one of the top three analysts in 2001 for stock picking performance within the property and casualty insurance industry as rated by StarMine. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the San Francisco Society of Security Analysts, the Association for Insurance and Financial Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, from The Colorado College in 1987 and a Master's in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. Profile
TWST: Tell us how 2002 has been for property/casualty, non-life

insurance stocks as a whole.

Mr. Sanford: I'd say that it's been somewhat positive. I think

the main headline is that everybody