Bill Wilt, Alan Zimmermann to Launch GHRA Insurance Research

Oct 07, 2015

Gordon Haskett Research Advisors (GHRA) announced today the launch of insurance industry equity research, to be headed by veteran analysts Bill Wilt and Alan Zimmermann.  Bill and Alan have decades of experience as highly ranked insurance analysts and senior industry executives.  Their firm, Assured Research, currently publishes industry research and analysis to insurance firms that control an aggregate $90 billion of insurance premiums. 

GHRA Director of Research John Argenti said “it is rare for even the highest ranked analysts to have their industry's senior professionals as subscribing clients.  Bill and Alan are a great addition to our team and we are very excited to offer investors their unique long term views on themes and companies”. 

Added Bill Wilt:  “We’re thrilled that Assured Research will partner with Gordon Haskett, which shares our vision of investing the time and effort to produce proprietary, actionable research”. He continued, “Insights into a complex industry require industry specialists, with proprietary sources of data, operating experience and a developed network of contacts. We’ve been providing that for the insurance community for years and are excited to do the same for investment professionals.”

Bill Wilt  has more than 25 years of insurance experience, including: senior executive positions in insurance and reinsurance, senior equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley, actuarial and credit positions, and most recently founder and CEO of Assured Research.  Bill leverages his experience and network to develop unique perspectives and insight on insurance companies and industry trends.  

Alan Zimmermann is a long-time insurance analyst, named for many years to Institutional Investor's All America Research Team.  Alan covered the insurance industry at firms including Morgan Stanley and boutiques, and was Director of Research at Fox-Pitt Kelton. Alan joined Bill at Assured Research in 2013.

Gordon Haskett Research Advisors publishes highly differentiated, independent research to a targeted group of institutional investors. The firm’s analysts are supported by sector-specific senior salespeople, the highest caliber IT, compliance and back-office support, and an experienced trading desk via their capital markets affiliate Gordon Haskett Capital Corp.  GHRA’s Event-driven research team generates unique insights and ideas on companies undergoing strategic events such as activism, M&A, spin-offs and restructurings. Their IT Services and Software team brings hands-on tech industry experience and an extensive network of corporate relationships to the analysis of tech growth companies.