Alice Schroeder

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Alice Schroeder at the 2008 Texas Book Festival.

Alice Schroeder is an American author, columnist and former insurance analyst.

Schroeder is a Bloomberg News columnist who was until 2003 an influential analyst in the field of property/casualty insurance, as well as an expert on the effect of the September 11 attacks on the insurance industry.[1] Schroeder was chosen alongside Ben Bernanke and Hillary Clinton as one of the "People to Watch in 2008" by BusinessWeek.

Schroeder worked as a certified public accountant at Ernst & Young from 1980 to 1991. Until 1993 she was project manager with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2000, after working at several broker-dealer firms.[1] Schroeder was ranked the #1 property-casualty insurance analyst two years in a row by Institutional Investor. In addition, she was voted one of Business Insurance's Rising Stars in 2002.[1]

Schroeder's book The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was released on September 29, 2008.[2] The book, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was written with the cooperation of Warren Buffett.[2]

The Snowball was named Amazon’s Top Business Book of 2008. New York Times reviewer Janet Maslin called it one of her ten favorite books of 2008.[3] Both Time and People magazines named The Snowball one of the ten best books of the year. It was also shortlisted for the 2008 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Alice D. Schroeder : Insurance Analyst and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, New York". Business Insurance. Crain Communications, Inc. 2002-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "First Authorized Buffett Biography Due Next Month". Best's Insurance News. A.M. Best Company. 2008-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Janet Maslin (2008-11-28). "Janet Maslin's 10 Favorite Books of 2008". New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>