Blanch Company Founder Dies

NU Online News Service, Jan. 28, 12:43 p.m.EST?Edgar "Ted" W. Blanch, Sr. a reinsurance brokeragepioneer and founder of the Dallas-based broker E.W. Blanch, whichwas acquired by the Benfield Group three years ago, died Thursday.He was 92.[@@]

Mr. Blanch, a University of Maryland graduate, founded hiscompany in 1957. In 2000, Mr. Blanch, who was still chairman andchief executive officer, said his company was up for sale after adrop in revenues and charges it related to its involvement in theUnicover workers' compensation pool, which collapsed.

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