Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> May 17, 2010

Risk Factors & Overheated Insurance Valuations – John Nadel – Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc.

John Nadel joined Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc., in 2008, having served previously as Co-General Partner of a financial services-dedicated hedge fund, Viva Capital Partners. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Fox-Pitt Kelton, where he co-covered the life insurance sector. Before moving to the sell side, Mr. Nadel spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry, where he held various positions at National Financial Partners and Prudential. He holds a BSBA in finance from Villanova University and a MBA in management from Monmouth University. Profile
TWST: Let's start with a brief overview of your coverage areas, including specific names you follow in the insurance industry.

Mr. Nadel: I cover a sector that is called life insurance, but it's a bit