Editors' picks for theweek include Sidoti & Co. planning to charge some companiesfor research coverage and an interview with president of Berkley TransactionalRandolph Hein.
Companies cannow buy in to Sidoti's research universe
Sidoti &Co. LLC is breaking industry norms and is planning to charge somecompanies a fee for research coverage.
Auto retailersees continued conservatism in subprime from Santander Consumer
The reported tightening in subprime auto credit by that began earlier this year has not abated, a leading auto retailer said.
Berkley execsees transactional insurance as a 'compelling purchase' for privateequity
In an interview with S&P Global Market Intelligence,Randolph Hein, president of Berkley Transactional, talks about the growth trendof M&A insurance and goals for his division.
Omega'sCooperman known for vocal, hands-on approach
Well-known hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who is now facinginsider trading charges that could lead to a permanent ban from theindustry, has in recent years been a publicly vocal, if not necessarilyactivist, institutional investor.
'Perfectstorm' over last acquisition will not keep Kemper from pursuing deals
Kemper listed prospective acquisitions among its capitaldeployment priorities even as it cautioned that several additional pricingcycles may be required to get to the appropriate rate levels at the lastcompany it purchased.