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Baylis, Edward (1791–1861), insurance company manager

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 270 words.

Baylis, Edward (1791–1861), insurance company manager, about whose early life nothing is known, began his career as a clerk in the Alliance insurance office. He was an enthusiast for the...

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Baylis, Thomas Hutchinson (1823–1876), insurance company manager

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 351 words.

Baylis, Thomas Hutchinson (1823–1876), insurance company manager, was the son of Edward Baylis (1791–1861), also an insurance company manager, and his wife, Ellen Maria. Little is known...

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Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Insurance. 512 words.

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he...

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Belief in Disaster Relief and the Demand for a Public-Private Insurance Program

Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk, Miranda P.M. Meuwissen and Ruud B.M. Huirne.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Insurance. 0 words.

Producers' demand for a public-private crop insurance program in the Netherlands is surveyed. A novel aspect was the inclusion of the producer's belief in disaster relief. Despite emphatic...

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Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance. 1230 words.

Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive, was born on 4 December 1941 at Dunrowan, Falkirk, the son of William Scott Bell, physician, and his wife,...

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Better than Expected: The Hidden Dynamic of Variable Annuity Funds

Massimo Massa and Vijay Yadav.

in Review of Finance

October 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Insurance. 18888 words.

We study how variable annuity affiliation affects fund performance. We find that VA-affiliated funds outperform pure open-end funds by about 70 basis points four-factor alpha per year in...

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Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company

Roger Ryan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 1009 words.

Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company, was born in Westerham in Kent, the second of the eight surviving children of John Bignold (c.1734–1795), a...

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Bondholder Concentration and Credit Risk: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Alberto Manconi, Massimo Massa and Lei Zhang.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Insurance; Bankruptcy. 16141 words.

We exploit the impact of hurricane Katrina on insurance companies to study the relationship between bondholder concentration and credit risk. Redemption-driven sales by property and...

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Boult, Swinton (1808–1876), insurance company manager

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 1298 words.

Boult, Swinton (1808–1876), insurance company manager, was born on 3 December 1808 in Liverpool, one of several children of Francis Boult, a Unitarian shipowner, and his wife, Anne, née Swa...

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Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...

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