Ep 02 – Embracing Change and Prioritizing Well-Being with Stewart Foley

Stewart Foley, founder of Insurance AUM, discusses his career in insurance asset management and the growth of his platform. He shares the importance of self-reflection and his experiences of taking time off to go on motorcycle rides for well-being. Foley also highlights the opportunities in the insurance industry and the impact of technology on insurance and asset management.  

Takeaways

  • The insurance industry offers diverse career opportunities and is often overlooked by young professionals.
  • Insurance companies are sophisticated investors and play a significant role in the asset management industry.
  • Technology, such as insurtech and AI, is transforming the insurance industry and creating new opportunities.
  • Foley emphasizes the importance of taking time off and engaging in self-reflection to make informed career decisions.
  • He is a strong advocate for mental health and supports initiatives to raise awareness and prevent suicide.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction and Relocation to Austin
  • 03:03 Early Years and Career in Finance
  • 07:59 Key West to Halifax Ride and Taking Time Off
  • 14:07 Teaching and Mentoring in Finance
  • 22:03 The Importance of the General Account in Insurance
  • 25:00 Trends in Insurance Asset Management
  • 32:10 Insurtech and Technology in Insurance
  • 37:01 Outlook on Financial Services and Insurance
  • 39:57 Insurance AUM Podcast and Mental Health Advocacy
  • 44:57 Lightning Round

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