Investors Title writes and supports the issuance of title insurance policies through our two subsidiaries - Investors Title Insurance Company and National Investors Title Insurance Company. We also coordinate searches, title products and closing services for commercial services customers. In addition to title insurance, we are a qualified intermediary in connection with 1031 exchanges of like-kind property.
We adopted the Canada goose as our corporate symbol because it embodies the qualities we believe are necessary to be proactive and successful in this business. Just as geese exhibit instinctive behaviors of innovation, teamwork and leadership by their v-formation, we too incorporate these qualities in the way we do business. Our Investors Title team has initiated a number of time-saving practices for lenders, agents, and our insured. We've streamlined and refined forms and procedures, promoted the use of new coverages, provided expedited underwriting solutions for our customers, and designed technological solutions tailored to meet our customers' specific needs.
At Investors Title, we are building a vital and dynamic company, carefully integrating new products, territories and business partners. We have aggressive growth plans and are excited about expanding into new markets. Investors Title Company is uniquely positioned to offer agents the advantage of not competing through branch offices or other types of agents in agreed upon markets. Our operating philosophy has been to choose agents and business partners based on mutual interest and long-term growth potential, and provide 100% dedicated support. We are unique within the title insurance industry and have a track record of actively helping our agents increase bottom line results. If you are interested in learning more about us and would like to discuss the potential for establishing an agency relationship, forward a prospective agent inquiry to us and we will respond to you within two business days.
Investors Title was founded by J. Allen Fine and wrote its first policy in April 1972. Fine personally conducted a pre-incorporation offering of the Company's stock with individual investors, and successfully raised the funds necessary to capitalize a title insurance underwriter. Although title insurance dates back to the late 1800s, the volume of title insurance written remained quite low through the early 1970s when compared to today's market. Fine's research led him to anticipate a landmark increase in the demand for title insurance, as mortgage lenders would begin to sell their mortgages on the secondary market. As a result of vision and diligence, Investors has consistently achieved above average profitability. This ongoing proactive view of future demands and trends has trademarked our success and ensured an ongoing expansion from our original North Carolina base to points beyond.
J. Allen Fine
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
J. Allen Fine was born in Denton, North Carolina. Allen Fine earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Master's in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a CPA and began his career teaching accounting at UNC-CH School of Business. In the late 1960's, Allen made the decision to start a business. He identified the need for title insurance, researched the subject, and in 1972 Investors Title first opened its doors. Even today, after more than 35 years of leading the Company, Allen remains close to the Company he built, overseeing its growth and operations.
James A. "Jim" Fine, Jr.
President and Treasurer of Investors Title Company, Executive Vice President of Investors Title Insurance Company, Chief Financial Officer for Investors Title Insurance Company and National Investors Title Insurance Company, President of Investors Title Exchange Corporation and Investors Title Accommodation Corporations, and CEO of Investors Capital Management Company and Investors Trust Company.
Jim Fine, Allen's older son, grew up in Chapel Hill. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jim worked at a private family office for several years before joining Investors Title in 1987. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1988.
W. Morris Fine
President and Chief Operating Officer of Investors Title Insurance Company, National Investors Title Insurance Company, Investors Title Management Services, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Investors Title Company, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Investors Capital Management Company and Investors Trust Company.
Morris Fine, Allen's younger son, also grew up in Chapel Hill and graduated from UNC-CH in 1988. Morris is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in the Privately Owned and Emerging Business Group of Ernst and Whinney, now Ernst and Young, before joining Investors Title in 1992. He has extensive title insurance industry, operations, and marketing experience as well as executive level management and strategic planning experience.
Investors Title Insurance Company consistently achieves some of the highest financial stability ratings in the industry as designated by Demotech, Inc, an independent financial analysis and actuarial services firm:
A" (Double Prime) - Unsurpassed
"Highly Recommended" for Commercial Transactions
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