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October 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 4
Seems Like Old Times: Been down so long it looks like up… 1

The Ultimate Risk: Welcome to Lloyd's old chap. Adam Raphael's book about the decline of Lloyd's of London… 2

Clear and Present Danger: A.M. Best's covert rating agenda exposed. How "managed" ratings inflate the ratings of weaker companies… 4

The Harder They Fall: Why A.M. Best's revised ratings portend a rash of downgradings · A recent history of Best's B+ rating… 5

Seneca Insurance Company: A big-city "regional" carrier… 9

Other People's Money: The squeeze play at Arista Insurance Company… 10

The Insurance Beat: Graphological analysis of insurance company chief executives · $2.6 billion misunderstanding in California auto insurance market · Yasuda's art · Good housekeeping… 11
August 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 3
It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion: Inspirational pap is a staple of the life insurance industry · A&A spurned approaches to acquire it outright · Equitable's deceptive ad · What price risk? Some day ratings will be important · Does Continental deserve a B+ rating instead of an A-?… 1

All Shook Up: Tennessee Farmers Mutual and the New Madrid fault… 3

Disaster Re Company: How to take advantage of the Natural Disaster Protection Act. Paulsen, Dowling's modest proposal… 4

It Ain't Necessarily So: Chubb's tall tale… 6

The Banality of Greatness: State Farm is there. It doesn't care about growth; it just wants to serve its customers. David Schiff pays a visit to this great American institution… 7

The Insurance Beat: The Oracle at Delphi Financial · Cursed Table · 20th Century Insurance: The Methuselah Factor · An insurance agency in Georgia… 11
June 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 2
Drowning on Dry Land: Interest rates and environmental liabilities. A sharp decline in the property/casualty industry's surplus?… 1

Shaken, Not Stirred: 20th Century Insurance Company's $500,000,000 miscalculation. An unbelievably stupid mistake jeopardizes an otherwise great company · 20th Century's California Earthquake Liability Questionnaire and catastrophe reinsurance program… 3

Grandfather Knows Best: Shelby Cullom Davis, the most successful insurance investor of all time · Chris Davis: a "genetic disposition" to insurance stocks… 7

Father, Can You Spare a Dime?: The Davis family's squabble over a trust fund invested in insurance stocks… 8

Cincinnati Financial: Making money the old-fashioned way… 9

The Insurance Beat: USF&G: "a different light" · Free Enterprise Strikes Again · Behind the Green Door · Sotheby's it's not… 11
March 1, 1994
Vol. 6, No. 1
Deceit is Alive and Well: Insurance fraud, fraudulent insurance, banks and insurance… 1

Sell the Sizzle: Annuities are hot products. Truth in advertising?… 2

Do You Sincerely Want to Be Rich?: Western National Life-Conseco's greatest deal · Western National's deceptive memo… 3

Let's Face the Music and Dance: Why does an insurance company that faces an "unreasonable risk of insolvency" still have an "A-" Best rating?… 6

Rater Rips Berkshire: Standard & Poor's flawed methodology leads to wrong rating for Berkshire Hathaway's insurance operations… 7

Earthquake Watch: Estimating seismic probabilities · Annual average loss probabilities… 8

Fire fighting in America: A brief history… 9

Editor's Letter: How an $8 million lawsuit made us what we are… 10

The Insurance Beat: CNA's investment portfolio · A&A's art collection, and much more… 11