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High aspirations: PURE looks to carve off a share of the high net worth market.

High aspirations: PURE looks to carve off a share of the high net worth market.

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High aspirations: PURE looks to carve off a share of the highnet worth market.
For ratings end other financial strength information visit www.arnbest.com.What's your outlook for the balance of 2009? Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. , Connecticut, New York New York,state, United StatesNew York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts,Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontarioand the Canadian province of  and New Jersey, increasing its coastal exposure. Part of the coastalplay involves banking on the proposition that the high-value homes it insures are more than capableof withstanding hurricane season Hurricane season refers to a period in a year when hurricanesusually form. For more information see: Tropical cyclone#Times of formation.There are some structural advantages and some of them may seem esoteric. The cost of capital overtime ought to be significantly lower. But I think there are more important cultural differences.Policyholder-owned companies, reciprocals or mutual companies have historically delivered bettercustomer service with their compass pointed toward 'How do I better serve the customer?' I think that's an advantage, provided we execute, and there's no guarantee simply being a reciprocal thatwe will deliver the best service. I think our stated purpose to help our membership is a hugeadvantage.Buchmueller led the segment at American International Group Inc., where he helped build a $500million book of business over six years. When he left AIG's Private Client Group three years ago withtwo colleagues to start the PURE Group of Insurance Cos., his new venture stoked competition in thehigh net worth market. An economic indicator that measures sales of newly built homes. Released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau, it includes both quantity and price statistics. . We're not going to seethat right now. We're not planning on it. So we have to make people switch, which is a harderbusiness. On the other hand, if we can get people to save money in this environment, that's a prettygood lever and I think the opportunities are still there for us to provide considerable savings topeople for their existing programs.We were formed in Florida three years ago, so it's the largest part of our overall book. But aboutthree-quarters of our new members in the last few months have come from outside of Florida. Thebook is diversifying quite quickly. Clearly we're concerned with any market where we may have toomuch concentration. So as we grow, we really focus on diversifying, and New Jersey, New York andConnecticut is the center of our focus right now.What was the genesis for establishing PURE and what market space are you targeting?Background: Buchmueller was president of AIG's Private Client Group before leaving to start PURE.He founded the company with former AIG executives Jeffrey Paraschac and Marlin Hartley, andStone Point Capital Partners.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal ExchangeRELATED ARTICLE: One-on-One With PURE's Ross Buchmueller.Ross Buchmueller, president and chief executive of Privelege Underwriters Insurance Exchange,recently sat down with Best's Review. Here are excerpts from the interview:.Buchmueller said, based on the current rate of diversification, Florida will comprise just over half of its business at the end of 2009. He said the company has received additional licenses in Maryland,Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United StatesRhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance toNarragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches. , Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C.* Behind the Trend: PURE's three founders are former executives from AIG's Private Client Group.Learn More* The Situation: The PURE Group of Insurance Cos. is targeting the high-end personal lines marketin five states."In other words Adv. 1. in other words - otherwise stated; "in other words, we are broke"put differently , they won't write the house by itself," Weinstein said. "They want the jewelry, theywant the auto, they want the excess liability."Unlike his company, Ross Buchmueller can't be characterized as the newcomer to the high net worthpersonal lines business.The most universal forms of jewelry are the necklace, bracelet, ring, pin, and earring.  and excesspersonal liability. If, and when, the reciprocal exchange achieves a net underwriting profitUnderwriting profit is a term used in the insurance industry. It consists of the earned premiumremaining after losses have been paid and administrative expenses have been deducted. It does notinclude any investment income earned on held premiums. , allocations will be made to membersthrough subscriber savings accounts retained by PURE as surplus for as long as the policyholderremains insured. Those accounts defer from the taxable value of the surplus and providepolicyholders with a mechanism to share in the company's potential success.But PURE is hoping the traditional approach of its main subsidiary, Privilege UnderwritersReciprocal Exchange, will help it win market share. PURE policyholders pay an extra 10% onhomeowners and watercraft policies in each of the first five years that goes directly to surplus, andan additional 4% on premiums for auto, jewelry jewelry, personal adornments worn for ornamentor utility, to show rank or wealth, or to follow superstitious custom or fashion.What challenges stand in the way of that growth?
Buchmueller said the plan is to selectively add new agents that bring in high-quality business andexpand geographic reach. One goal is to handle all coverage for high net worth individuals who ownhomes in more than one of its markets. He described the company's sweet spot as the $2 million or$3 million dwelling, as opposed to competing on the $23 million home or $100 million umbrellapolicy Umbrella policyI think you've got a couple of different things. Some of the great reciprocals and mutuals over timewere market driven. When traditional markets fail to recognize the underlying cost of risk, areciprocal or mutual can often deliver products or services on better terms for the policyholder. Youcan look back at Factory Mutual, when mill owners took these precautions to prevent loss. They didnot get the credits they wanted, and formed their own company. When military officers were beingcharged a high premium, USAA was formed in response to the market. So today we think there areopportunities throughout the high-value space. There are a lot of areas where we believe that if responsible families were to pool their risks, they could do so more cost-effectively than stock companies.Insurance for exports of an exporter whose issuerhandles all administrative requirements. .Watch a video about this article onbestreview.com/videos* Next Up: PURE is now licensed in four additional statesand Washington, D.C., advancing its plans to pushfurther into the East Coast market in 2010.PURE Group of Insurance Cos. A.M. Best Company #18740 Distribution: Independent agents"By the first quarter of 2010 we'd like to be acceptingmembers in 10 markets," Buchmueller said. "That would be a good sign of being well on our way to amore mature cycle."The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.  Martin Hartley, both former AIG AIG addressee indicator group (US DoD) AIG American International Group, Inc AiG Answers in Genesis (religious group in defense of Scripture) AIG Artificial Intelligence Group AIG Australian Industry Group  executives, something became clear about the reciprocal exchangeapproach. Surplus contributions provided a buffer against the cost of building capital and served asa natural draw to bring together high net worth families interested in pooling risk.Distribution: 280 independent agenciesWeinstein also said PURE has filled another gap, considering that Florida's state-run insurer,

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