"Our Company provides a state of predictability which allows brokers and agents to act with confidence."
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation has grown from a small investment management firm into one of the largest commercial lines property and casualty insurers in the United States.
Along the way, we’ve been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, seen our revenue soar well past $7 billion, and become a well-respected Fortune 500 Company.
Today, the Berkley brand comprises 53 Berkley companies worldwide. Still managed by our Executive Chairman, founder and largest shareholder, W. R. Berkley Corporation is well-positioned to respond to opportunities for future growth.
In April 2017, W. R. Berkley Corporation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding.
A leadership role with responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the underwriting review process. Extensive and diversified technical property, casualty and specialty underwriting experience will be utilized to evaluate W. R. Berkley Operating Units’ underwriting practices and procedures based on their business strategies, focus, guidelines and financial return goals. The Leader will work with a team of underwriting experts from other W. R. Berkley Operating Units or outsourced partners and communicate results and value added recommendations to Senior Management.
Reviews include examination of individual underwriting files for: risk selection; underwriting; pricing, use and adequacy of rating models; wordings including coverage provided and other terms and conditions; rate rule and form compliance; limits management; use of loss control and/or risk management, use of facultative reinsurance; and quoting, binding and issuance process. In addition, the process can include an evaluation of the management of producers and distribution channels, delegated underwriting authorities, service standards, aggregations, exposures, emerging issues and interaction with claims and actuarial functions.
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Location and travel:
WRBC headquarters are in Greenwich, CT. Will consider a location where there is a significant W. R. Berkley presence such as Atlanta, Chicago, Des Moines, New York, Portland ME, or Richmond VA. The job will require travel (approximately 30 to 40%) to Operating Unit locations. Travel is mostly within the United States but there is some international travel as well. The US trips are usually 4 to 5 days, the international could be longer.