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New Highline Data-TIARA Partnership Brings Risk Analysis and Due Diligence Reports to Insurance Analyst PRO
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 3 — Highline Data today announced a distribution agreement with the Townsend Independent Actuarial Research Alliance, LLC (TIARA) to provide a full suite of analytical reports for the Life & Health and Property & Casualty insurance industries. TIARA, which was founded by Frederick Townsend, provides the insurance industry with a comprehensive collection of Risk Analysis and Due Diligence Reports that allow the end user to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses of individual insurance carriers. These reports will now be fully integrated into Highline Data’s flagship Insurance Analyst PRO online analytical tool. Also included as part of this new content will be the Industry Focus Reports. These reports will empower Highline Data clients to identify trends in the industry on a variety of topics, such as line of business performance, investment performance and operating performance. The addition of this new content to Highline Data’s Insurance Analyst PRO will be a tremendous advantage to current and future users by providing them with fast and easy answers to their analytical needs from one comprehensive source. Frederick Townsend, the founder of The Townsend & Schupp Company, worked in actuarial positions at the Prudential, Berkshire Life and as chief actuary of Valley Forge Life (a CNA subsidiary). Fred writes a monthly column for The National Underwriter, and has spoken on financial solvency and other topics at life insurance industry meetings and conventions. His involvement with the Society of Actuaries includes the committee that developed GAAP for the life insurance industry and the formation of the Investment Section Council. Fred was a firstteam Institutional Investor All-American research analyst on the insurance industry for seven consecutive years. Fred performed M&A projects and/or strategic reviews of operations for major life insurers such as Aetna, American General, CIGNA, Connecticut Mutual, Hartford, IDS, Massachusetts Mutual, Prudential and Travelers. About Summit Business Media Highline Data is a unit of Summit Business Media. The leading B2B media and information company for the insurance, investment and professional services markets, Summit Business Media is organized in four divisions: Media, Event, Reference and Data. • The Media Division consists in turn of four Market Groups: Life, Health and Benefits, consisting of the biweekly National Underwriter Life/Health, Senior Market Advisor,

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Life Insurance Selling, Agent’s Sales Journal, Benefits Selling, ProducersWeb; Property/Casualty, including the weekly National Underwriter Property/Casualty, American Agent & Broker, Claims, Tech Decisions and Florida Underwriter; Advisor Media, with the titles Investment Advisor, Research, Boomer Market Advisor and WealthManagerWeb; and in Professional Services, Credit Union Times, InsideCounsel, Treasury & Risk and Futures. The Event Division includes the International Investment Conferences on global mining investments, as well as a dozen conference events affiliated with its magazine brands. Major businesses in the Reference Division include the tax and financial planning tools TaxFacts, AUS, AdvisorFX, Tools & Techniques, The One Card System; and the property-casualty products Fire, Casualty and Surety Bulletins and Kirschner’s. The Reference Division also has extensive Training programs and offers CE administration. Summit’s Data Division includes its Highline Data unit, focused to financial information on insurers, and its Marketing Data Group, including Judy Diamond Associates, a benefit plan data provider, and affiliated activity with the Media Division’s Agent Media unit, the leading provider of data on life insurance agents.

Summit, a Wind Point Partners company, employs 400 employees in a dozen offices across the United States. For more information, please visit ###

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