Investor Chat: David Merkel, Hovde Capital

September 2006
Investment Dealers' Digest;9/11/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 34, p16
Trade Publication
The article presents an interview with David Merkel, a senior analyst at Hovde Capital LLC. When asked about the segment of insurance space he is active at, he explains that he is active at all segments except health. He added that insurance companies with less financial leverage tend to outperform. Lastly, he said that competent management team, conservative financial, and low price to earnings and book are disproportionately profitable compared to others.


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