Know the Rules

Dunham Jr., Wolcott B.; Ostner, Steven; My Chi To; Cochran, Alexander A.
July 2009
Best's Review;Jul2009, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p55
Trade Publication
The article discusses the opportunities and risks faced by insurers in the conduct of their business transactions during economic recessions. It states that the market is characterized with insolvencies, bankruptcies, and liquidations which require special skills in order to thrive in the financially stressed economy. It adds that asset acquisitions from troubled companies can provide opportunities and profits for investors and liquid companies.


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