Assistant Vice President, Underwriting

Location Name NY, New York - 757 Third Ave - 10th Floor
Date Posted
2 months ago(5/30/2024 11:16 AM)
Berkley Custom Insurance Managers
Primary Location
US-NY-New York

Company Details



From middle market to Fortune 500 companies, at Berkley Custom our Excess Casualty team is committed to providing excellent service and a consistent approach to meet the needs of our brokers and their customers.


We seek to outperform our competitors with a focus on understanding client’s priorities and developing creative risk solutions to meet their long-term needs. Our key differentiators include the following:


EXCLUSIVE WHOLESALE MARKET – We are committed to the wholesale brokerage community and continually build upon long established relationships with a passion for superior service for our appointed producers.


OUR PROFESSIONALS – We attract and retain professionals with significant excess insurance experience, many over 25 years, with a culture that promotes integrity, excellence and respect.


LONG-TERM APPROACH TO ACCOUNTS – We continually seek partners for the long term who share our values and our risk management discipline.


Long-term relationships have been our management’s trademark in over 30 years of serving customers in the Excess & Surplus marketplace. Our team is dedicated to serving the varied casualty exposure needs of our brokers and their customers. By truly understanding your risk exposures in a constantly changing global environment, we can better work with you to keep risk placement recommendations current and responsive.


Berkely Custom Insurance Managers is seeking an experienced excess and umbrella underwriter to join their New York City based team as an Assistant Vice President.  

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for analyses of potential and existing customers by gathering and reviewing information on the companies’ financial condition, loss and exposure history, and other relevant information to determine underwriting acceptability.      
  • Assess risk, set rate and coverage levels. 
  • Establish, support, and maintain effective relationships with peers, customers, and brokers/agents.
  • Be responsible for broker management and participate in agency visitations with underwriters, claims representatives or loss control representatives to develop and maintain industry contacts.




  • 10+ years of underwriting experience that included umbrella and excess products.
  • Deep understanding of the market and a history of strong industry relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. 
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and possess the ability to make independent judgments.
  • Must be a team player, willing and eager to learn, organized, detailed and flexible.
  • Position requires occasional travel, including overnight trips.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Insurance or related field.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees including:
• Base Salary Range: $150,000-$215,000
• Eligible to participate in annual discretionary bonus
• Benefits include: Health, dental, vision, dental, life, disability, wellness, paid time off, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role

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