Profiles in Risk – Episode 34: David Wright and I Discuss Careers In Reinsurance & Broker Disintermediation



If you are reading this or listening to the podcast, you can thank Dave. I decided to try blogging (and subsequently decided to try podcasting) because I read one of Dave’s blog articles. We discussed blogging, podcasting, and studying for actuarial exams. Oh and Dave is a reinsurance broker, a partner at Beach & Associates and managing director of the New York City office, so we discussed what reinsurance brokers do, the value they bring and we spend some time discussing intermediaries (brokers/salespeople) and why he thinks they will not be disintermediated (also see this post from Dave).



Dave’s articles on
David’s Blog – Feed On My Links


Tyler Cowan’s Marginal Revolution Blog
James Altucher Blog
Peter Thiel’s book Zero to One
Joy (The movie)

About Nick Lamparelli

Nick Lamparelli is a 20+ year veteran of the insurance wars. He has a unique vantage point on the insurance industry. From selling home & auto insurance, helping companies with commercial insurance, to being an underwriter with an excess & surplus lines wholesaler to catastrophe modeling Nick has wide experience in the industry. Over past 10 years, Nick has been focused on the insurance analytics of natural catastrophes and big data. Nick serves as our Chief Evangelist.

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