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wr berkley corp (WRB) Snapshot

Open
$49.87
Previous Close
$49.66
Day High
$50.00
Day Low
$49.21
52 Week High
10/22/14 - $50.00
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $37.82
Market Cap
6.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
528.4K
EPS TTM
$3.42
Shares Outstanding
127.5M
EX-Date
09/8/14
P/E TM
14.4x
Dividend
$0.44
Dividend Yield
0.85%
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wr berkley corp (WRB) Details

W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writers primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International, and Reinsurance-Global. The Insurance-Domestic segment underwrites risks associated with specialty lines of business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines. It also provides insurance products and services to small-to-mid-sized businesses, and state and local governmental entities primarily in 45 states and the District of Columbia; insurance products, analytical tools, and risk management services, such as loss control and claims management that enable clients to select their risk tolerance and manage it appropriately; and services comprising claims, administrative, and consulting services. This segment specializes in insuring, reinsuring, and administering self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms for clients, such as commercial and governmental entity employers, employer groups, insurers, and other groups or entities seeking ways to manage their exposure to risks. The Reinsurance-Global segment offers other insurance companies and self-insureds with assistance in managing their net risk through reinsurance on a portfolio basis through treaty reinsurance or on an individual basis through facultative reinsurance. The Insurance-International segment underwrites specialty, casualty, property, automobile, group life and health and workers' compensation, professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, medical malpractice, general liability, personal accident and travel, engineering and construction, and surety lines of business in approximately 40 countries. W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

7,247 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/28/14
Founded in 1967

wr berkley corp (WRB) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President, Chief Operating Officer, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $989.0K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $605.0K
Senior Vice President of Investments
Total Annual Compensation: $605.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wr berkley corp (WRB) Key Developments

W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Management Appointments

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced the appointment of John K. Goldwater as Senior Vice President. Mr. Goldwater will have oversight responsibility for certain of the Company's operating units. James B. Gilbert will succeed Mr. Goldwater as President of BerkleyNet Underwriters (BerkleyNet). The appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Goldwater has more than 40 years of experience in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry. He has served as president of BerkleyNet since its inception in 2006. Mr. Gilbert has nearly 25 years of experience in property casualty insurance. He served alongside Mr. Goldwater as BerkleyNet's senior vice president of actuarial and operations since its 2006 founding, having held senior actuarial positions at other workers' compensation insurance organizations prior to joining BerkleyNet.

W.R. Berkley Corporation Presents at Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc.'s Annual Insurance Conference, Sep-03-2014 02:55 PM

W.R. Berkley Corporation Presents at Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc.'s Annual Insurance Conference, Sep-03-2014 02:55 PM. Venue: The Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: William Robert Berkley, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee, William Robert Berkley, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee.

W. R. Berkley Corporation Issues $350 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of its 4.75% Senior Notes Due 2044

On August 6, 2014, W. R. Berkley Corporation issued $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% Senior Notes due 2044. The terms of the Securities are present in the Indenture, relating to Senior Debt Securities, dated as of February 14, 2003, between the company and The Bank of New York Mellon (formerly The Bank of New York), as trustee, and the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, relating to the Securities, entered into between the company and the Trustee on August 6, 2014.

 

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