Analyst Information


Paul Newsome, CFA, CPCU

Managing Director

Paul Newsome, CFA, CPCU

J. Paul Newsome is a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Sandler. Previously, he was a managing director and the senior insurance analyst in the research department of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Before that, he was vice president and the senior property-casualty insurance company research analyst at A.G. Edwards and at Lehman Brothers. Newsome has worked in or covered the insurance industry for over 20 years. Prior to Lehman Brothers he worked at Dain in Minneapolis, and Oppenheimer and Company. Newsome has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from St. Olaf College, a master's degree in accounting from New England College and a master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designations.


Tom Shimp, CFA, CPA
Research Analyst
Universe Coverage:
Financial Services:   Insurance
AFLAflac Incorporated
ALLAllstate Corporation
AELAmerican Equity Investment Life Holding Company
AFGAmerican Financial Group Inc.
AIGAmerican International Group, Inc.
AMPAmeriprise Financial, Inc.
AONAon plc
AJGArthur J. Gallagher & Co.
ATHAthene Holding Ltd.
BHFBrighthouse Financial, Inc.
CBChubb Limited
CINFCincinnati Financial Corporation
CNFRConifer Holdings, Inc.
HIGHartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
HRTGHeritage Insurance Holdings Inc.
HMNHorace Mann Educators Corporation
KMPRKemper Corporation
KINSKingstone Companies, Inc.
LNCLincoln National Corporation
MMCMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
PLMRPalomar Holdings, Inc.
PRAProAssurance Corp.
PGRProgressive Corp.
PRUPrudential Financial Inc.
SIGISelective Insurance Group Inc.
STFCState Auto Financial Corporation
THGThe Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
TRVThe Travelers Companies, Inc.
UFCSUnited Fire Group, Inc.
VOYAVoya Financial Inc.
WLTWWillis Towers Watson Public Limited Co.