Prior to his affiliation with Parker Benjamin, Bill accumulated 38 years of experience in the financial industry.

His current affiliations include the following:

Bill is the founder and Principal of Pheasant Hill Advisors, LLC. (July, 2015). He provides various research, advisory and M&A services to the insurance industry and insurance industry investors.

Since 2016, Bill has served a member of the Kingstone Companies, Inc. (KINS) Board of Directors. Bill also serves as the Chairman of Kingstone’s Compensation Committee. Bill is a Senior Advisor at Independent Insurance Analysts LLC, which provides investment analysis, credit research and investment banking services related to the insurance industry.

His prior experience includes the following:

From 2011-2015 Bill was a Managing Director of Sterne Agee’s investment banking team with the mandate of building its insurance investment banking practice, beginning in September of 2011. Successful transactions included equity capital raises, debt capital raises, sell side advisory transactions and fairness opinions.   Prior to Sterne Agee, Bill was Senior Managing Director of Fox-Pitt, Kelton’s (FPK) insurance research effort. Bill’s team was consistently ranked as one of the top insurance research boutiques by Institutional Investor Magazine and Greenwich Research for nearly two decades (1993-2010). FPK was recognized as the top team in Global Insurance Research by Institutional Investor Magazine for several years. Bill was individually recognized as “Best On The Street” by the Wall Street Journal in 2001.   Bill began his insurance analytical career in 1985 with Conning and Company, where he focused solely on analysis P&C insurance stocks.   After graduating from The College of the Holy Cross in 1981, with a B.A. in Economics/ Accounting, Bill spent 3 years at Price Waterhouse, earning his CPA designation. Bill also spent a brief period at Travelers Insurance. Bill completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program in 1989. (718) 536-6319
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Managing Director – Financial Advisory