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W. R. Berkley Corporation - At a glance

W. R. Berkley Corporation - At a glance

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The business is operated with an ownership perspective and a clear sense of fiduciary responsibility to shareholders.

People-Oriented Strategy

New businesses are started when opportunities are identified and, most importantly, when the right talent is found to lead a business. Of the Company's 51 operating units, 44 were developed internally and seven were acquired.

Responsible Financial Practices

Risk exposures are managed proactively. A strong balance sheet, including a high-quality investment portfolio, ensures ample resources to grow the business profitably whenever there are opportunities to do so.

Risk-Adjusted Returns

Management company-wide is focused on obtaining the best potential returns with a real understanding of the amount of risk being assumed. Superior risk-adjusted returns are generated over the insurance cycle.


Consistent and objective standards are used to measure performance – and, the same standards are used regardless of the environment.