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    1. W . R . Berkley ’s 3Q Shows Its Leverage to Better Market Conditions


      Fri, 24 Oct 2014

      W . R . Berkley ’s third-quarter results were strong ..... exceed this target for the full year. W . R . Berkley is likely to exceed our forecasts for the ..... conditions, and supports our opinion that W . R . Berkley can materially improve its performance

    2. Should P&C Insurers Be Afraid of Climate Change?


      Mon, 29 Sep 2014

      Chubb CB, Progressive PGR, and W . R . Berkley WRB . Of these three, only Chubb ..... the industry will be affected. W . R . Berkley Offers Relative Value, Limited ..... the other side, Progressive and W . R . Berkley have relatively little exposure

    3. Positive Trends Lift W . R . Berkley's 2Q


      Tue, 29 Jul 2014

      W . R . Berkley turned in strong second-quarter results thanks to improved underwriting performance and better market opportunities. Growth

    4. W . R . Berkley Gets Bullish in 1Q


      Wed, 23 Apr 2014

      W . R . Berkley turned in a good first quarter. Premiums grew 11% year-over-year ..... are outstripping loss cost trends, and higher volume that is allowing W . R . Berkley to better leverage its operating expenses. On the investment side

    5. W . R . Berkley ’s Fourth Quarter Is a Mixed Bag


      Wed, 29 Jan 2014

      W . R . Berkley ’s fourth quarter was something of a ..... level of catastrophe losses. CEO Bill Berkley has been bullish on the direction of the pricing ..... pressuring pricing to some extent and W . R . Berkley is seeing pockets of what management believes

    6. Second-Quarter Earnings Improve at W . R . Berkley


      Mon, 22 Jul 2013

      In comparison with the second quarter last year, operating income increased about 6.3% at specialty insurer W . R . Berkley WRB . The company stated that insurance rates were up about 6.5% on a year-over-year basis although a small increase

    7. Our Outlook for the Credit Markets


      Wed, 26 Jun 2013

      2019 7.25% $118.53 3.57% 235 W . R . Berkley WRB BBB+ 2022 4.63% $106.65 3.73 ..... aforementioned drop in earnings. W . R . Berkley WRB (rating: BBB+) As a company, W . R . Berkley often seeks risks that many of its competitors

    8. W . R . Berkley Reports Good First Quarter, Notes Further Gains in Pricing


      Tue, 23 Apr 2013

      Narrow-moat specialty insurer W . R . Berkley WRB released a first-quarter report ..... premiums become earned over time. Berkley 's combined ratio came in better ..... catastrophe environment. That said, Berkley 's specialty operations and its

    9. Berkley Posts Underwriting Profit in Difficult 4Q


      Tue, 29 Jan 2013

      W . R . Berkley WRB released a fairly good fourth-quarter ..... that has hit the industry generally. Berkley attempts to avoid large-scale catastrophe ..... seemed to work in the quarter. In fact, Berkley 's underwriting profitability was only

    10. W . R . Berkley Reports Strong 3Q; Price Increases Continue to Accelerate


      Tue, 23 Oct 2012

      W . R . Berkley WRB reported a 38% increase in profits in ..... of rate increases. In the quarter, Berkley generated a 7% rise in renewal prices ..... written premiums. Founder and CEO Bill Berkley remains very bullish on the pricing market

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