Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac 2008: Insurance Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies

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Jack W. Plunkett
Plunkett Research, Ltd., 2007 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
Insurance and risk management make up an immense, complex global industry, one which is constantly changing. Competition continues to heat up, as mergers and acquisitions create financial services mega-firms. As the insurance industry grows more global, underwriters see huge potential in China, the world's fastest-growing business market. Meanwhile, technology is making back-office tasks easier and more efficient, while direct selling and e-commerce are changing the shape of the insurance industry. This carefully-researched book (which includes a database of leading companies on CD-ROM) is a complete insurance market research and business intelligence tool-- everything you need to know about the business of insurance and risk management. The book includes our analysis of insurance and risk management industry trends, dozens of statistical tables, an industry glossary, a database of industry associations and professional organizations, and our in-depth profiles of more than 300 of the world's leading insurance companies, both in the U.S. and abroad.
 

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Contents

A Short Insurance Industry Glossary
Introduction 1
Insurance Industry Statistics 23
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Important Insurance Industry Contacts 43
THE INSURANCE 300
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About the author (2007)

Jack W. Plunkett is CEO and Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 5,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website, www.plunkettresearch.com, and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.

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