Professional Liability and Casualty Underwriting Leader
Posted on: September 16, 2023
"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, weve been listed on the New York Stock Exchange,
become a Fortune 500 Company, joined the S&P 500, and seen our
gross written premiums exceed $10 billion.
Today the Berkley brand comprises more than 50 businesses worldwide
and is divided into two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance and
Monoline Excess. Led by our Executive Chairman, founder and largest
shareholder, William. R. Berkley and our President and Chief
Executive Officer, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., W.R. Berkley Corporation
is well-positioned to respond to opportunities for future growth.
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Professional Liability and Casualty (advisor, influencer, partner,
and resource for the enterprise. Contribute to, monitor, and
influence Business Unit strategies, results, risk appetite,
coverages, terms, conditions, pricing, guidelines, underwriting
tools, and portfolio to deliver risk adjusted return goals.
Facilitate corporate technical and data & analytic initiatives to
improve management information, efficiencies, and long-term
results. Address trends, emerging issues, and opportunities.
Enhance education, communication and idea sharing and innovation
throughout WRBC. Responsibilities:
With Segment Heads review, monitor and influence Business Unit
strategy, results, risk appetite, forms, coverages, terms,
conditions, pricing, guidelines, and underwriting tools. Make
recommendations and influence change where necessary to deliver
risk adjusted return goals.
Lead the professional liability communities (e.g., E&O and
D&O) comprised of the various Business Units writing
professional liability coverages to educate, discuss emerging
issues, share ideas and information, and highlight innovative
In conjunction with corporate actuaries, lead periodic professional
liability state of the line studies and presentations. Working with
the business units to develop action items as needed. Facilitate
communication between CUOs and product experts (e.g., via working
groups, CUO meeting, maintain expertise database).
Lead, coordinate, facilitate and/or participate in underwriting
process, technical, and data analytic initiatives for the purpose
of improving management information, efficiencies, and long-term
results, addressing trends, opportunities, and issues. Initiatives
would primarily involve multi-business units and/or multi-segments
and would marry underwriting and data analytics and be both
proactive and reactive.
Transform data into information for action. Participate in data
improvement and collection initiatives. Develop and/or improve
management information, metrics, and analytics.
Work with ERM and ceded reinsurance to optimize the structure of
the reinsurance program to fulfill both Business Unit and
Facilitate communication among CUOs and product experts (e.g., via
working groups, CUO meeting and maintaining expertise
Monitor cyber and coverage for other latent or emerging exposures
offered by Business Units and the market working with Corporate
Legal and Corporate Claims as needed to amend coverage grants and /
or implement exclusions.
Others to be determined as the role evolves. Partnering:
Partner and coordinate with Segment Heads, Business Unit
Presidents, and Chief Underwriting Officers, and various Corporate,
Segment and Operating Unit functions (i.e., Underwriting,
Operations, Product Development, Berkley Global Underwriters,
Actuarial, Ceded Reinsurance, Claims, Enterprise Risk Management,
Enterprise Product Support Services, IT, Data and Analytics,
Compliance, Marketing and Project Management). Location and
The position is preferably located in Greenwich, CT, but will
consider other Business Unit locations. There is travel within the
US and other W.R. Berkley worldwide locations. The overall amount
of travel will be project dependent (approximately 30%).
Ability to influence and advise in a decentralized environment
Strong results orientated leader and manager
Effective project management and organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Superior analytical skills
Strong work ethic Education & Experience Requirements: Relevant
degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 10 years professional liability (e.g., D&O, E&O,
Management Liability, Tech, EPL, Fiduciary, Cyber, Med Mal, etc.)
underwriting experience in the insurance/reinsurance industry
including in the field and in home office environments, Admitted
and E&S business, Primary and Excess business, across various
industry segments in domestic and international markets.
Minimum of 5 years of casualty underwriting experience in the
insurance/reinsurance industry across various markets and
Substantial knowledge of underwriting practices, procedures, and
tools; rating; pricing; portfolio and risk analysis; policy
drafting and reinsurance structuring.
Track record of influencing and generating profitable business
Must have received COVID-19 vaccination* defined as receiving
either (1) two doses of a two-dose vaccine, or (2) a single-dose
vaccine, either authorized for emergency use or approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and a COVID vaccination
booster*unless prohibited by law.
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