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  1. Nautilus Creates Ops Position, Gets Claims Head from ScottsdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Insurance Networking

    The excess and surplus lines carrier shakes up its management with former claims SVP taking over an operational and special projects position. Nautilus Insurance Group, an excess and surplus lines provider owned by W.R. Berkley, has created a new role around special projects.

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  2. Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Insurance Journal West

    Michael J. Kilgas, who has served as senior vice president of claims, will move to a new role as senior vice president of special projects and operations. Kilgas has been with Nautilus since 1987, and has over 37 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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  3. Risk Management a Nautilus expands commercial excess capacity to $10...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Business Insurance

    Nautilus Insurance Group, part of W. R. Berkley Corp., has increased its commercial excess insurance capacity to $10 million, up from $5 million, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based property/casualty insurer announced Friday. In a statement, Nautilus, which is comprised of Nautilus Insurance Co.

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  4. Ex-Dividend Reminder: State Auto Financial Corp., W. R. Berkley and Synovus FinancialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Forbes.com

    Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/17/15, State Auto Financial Corp. , W. R. Berkley Corp. , and Synovus Financial Corp. will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. State Auto Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 3/30/15, W. R. Berkley Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.11 on 4/1/15, and Synovus Financial Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 4/1/15.

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  5. Capital Ownership, Cost a Challenge for Insurance Industry: Berkley CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Insurance Journal West

    The U.S. economy is evolving in many ways, most significantly when it comes to both the cost of capital and the ownership of capital, and that change in capital ownership is a challenge for the insurance industry, according to William R. Berkley, chairman and CEO of the W.R. Berkley Corp. "Capital ownership is changing in every way. So when we talk about shared cars, part-time housing or bikes, all that is shared use of capital ," Berkley said during a presentation at the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, held in late January by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.

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  6. Google Compare for Car Insurance Has ArrivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Insurance Journal West

    Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, "with more states to follow," the tech giant said. "Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online," the company said in a news release sent out Wednesday evening that was under embargo until today.

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  7. Ribbon Cutting for New BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The ribbon was cut Wednesday to Mark Berkley Southeast Insurance's opening of the company's new facility. Among those in attendance at the ceremony was Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Meridian Mayor Percy Bland.

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  8. Forbes List 16 Connecticut Billionaires, Up From 13 In 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Hartford Courant

    Net Worth: $15.4 billion, World Rank: 60, U.S. Rank: 25, Business: Hedge Funds, Age: 65 Net Worth: $4.6 billion, World Rank: 352, U.S. Rank: 118, Business: Hedge Funds, Age: 60 Net Worth: $4.3 billion, World Rank: 381, U.S. Rank: 125, Business: Hyatt Inheritance, Investments, Age: 57 Connecticut may be worried about losing its super-rich residents as the state's coffers suffer a shortfall, but at least the ranks of billionaires is rising. The state has 16 names on the annual Forbes list of "The World's Billionaires," up from 13 on the list last year.

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  9. Berkley: Google's Entry Into Auto Insurance Should Frighten AgentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    That Google is getting into auto insurance should have the voice in the head of every agent who sells personal auto coverage saying: "Be afraid, be very afraid." OK, that's not exactly how W.R. Berkley Corp. CEO William R. Berkley put it when speaking before an audience at the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas' Joe Vincent Management Seminar in late January.

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  10. Admiral Insurance Company Names Daniel Smyrl Regional Vice President, Mt. Laurel NJ BranchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | PRWeb

    New Admiral Insurance Company vice president Daniel Smyrl responsible for all casualty, professional, and property business written out of the Mt. Laurel, NJ branch.

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  11. Best Sees Minimal Rating Impact from Tax Changes on ReinsuranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    A.M. Best has weighed into the ongoing debate over whether or not the ability of "foreign" reinsurers to avoid significant amounts of U.S. taxes by transferring reinsurance premiums paid to foreign affiliates by domestic insurers. In a proposed budget, released in 2013, President Obama included a proposal to end some of these alleged tax benefits enjoyed by most international insurers doing business in the country.

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  12. Homeowners Choice leader steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Business Journal

    Homeowners Choice, which provides property casualty insurance throughout Florida, is the insurance subsidiary of HCI Group Inc. , one of the largest publicly traded companies in Tampa Bay. Wallace, 63, joined HCI in April 2012, after a five-year stint as president, CEO and executive director of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida's state-backed property insurer.

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  13. W. R. Berkley Posts 4Q and Full Year ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | Insurance News Net

    GAAP combined ratio improved to 93.8 percent for the full year and 93.3 percent for the fourth quarter. Return on investment funds was 12.7 percent for the full year and -1.3 percent for the fourth quarter.

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  14. W.R. Berkley Reports Q4 Premium Growth, Net Income DropRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    W.R. Berkley Corp. reported a stellar fourth-quarter in terms of premium growth, but net income dipped at year-end due in part to investment return challenges. Berkley's 2014 Q4 net income is booked at $110.7 million , versus $130.4 million in the 2013 fourth quarter .

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  15. W. R. Berkley's (WRB) CEO William Berkley on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Seeking Alpha

    Good day, and welcome to the W.R. Berkley Corporation's Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded.

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  16. W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call WebcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Seeking Alpha

    The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on February 03, 2015 at 17:00 PM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion.

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  17. Cheap Stocks with Massive Insider OwnershipRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Motley Fool

    When insiders own a massive chunk of a company, they have ample reason to plan for the long haul and create value for their investors. That's obviously good for every shareholder, big and small.

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  18. Lockton Affinity Partners with Monitor Liability Managers for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Sys-Con Media

    Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker. "Accounting firms across the country will now have the 'best-in-class' professional liability solution provided by the partnership of Lockton Affinity and Monitor," said , Chief Operating Officer for Lockton Affinity.

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  19. Compass Point Analysts Give W. R. Berkley Corp a $51.00 Price TargetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    The firm currently has a a "hold" rating on the stock. Compass Point's price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.32% from the stock's previous close.

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  20. W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings on February 3, 2015Read the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    W. R. Berkley Corporation will release its fourth quarter 2014 earnings after the market closes on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the Company's website at www.wrberkley.com .

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