Tim has covered the insurance industry in various capacities since joining SNL Financial in 1999. Currently, he authors the annual US P&C Market Report, containing an historical overview and projections of industry results for key lines of business. He also writes regular weekly columns and periodic research covering topics that include P&C and life industry financials, M&A activity and various strategic developments impacting the insurance sector.
Tim also is a frequent speaker and moderator at SNL Knowledge Center programs on various insurance industry topics.
Previously, Tim served as writer and editor for various SNL publications, including the SNL Insurance Daily and Insurance Investor.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 2005, Tracy was an insurance broker at AON Risk Services. Her responsibilities included client relationship management and insurance placements for middle market, healthcare and Japan based clients.
Tracy holds a B.A. from Brandeis University with a double major in Economics and Health, Law and Society interdisciplinary program. Tracy acquired a New York Property & Casualty Insurance Brokerage License during her tenure at AON.
James Elder is a Director in the Corporate and Financial Institutions Segment at S&P Capital IQ. His current responsibilities involve development of strategic solutions for the market. Jim focuses on the financial community through the publication of research related to credit professionals, the development of analytic methodologies and the application of innovative solutions to market problems. He has presented on topics ranging from municipal finance and corporate credit analysis to valuation methodologies at numerous industry conferences and webinars.
Jim’s twelve years of industry experience include positions in asset management, financial guaranty and structured finance. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 2007, he has worked at J.P. Morgan and XL Capital Assurance.
Jim holds an M.B.A in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Management. Jim graduated with bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.