Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) News

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Names Property Leadership in Middle East and Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has appointed Kapil Palathinkal as head of First Party Lines, Middle East, and Carlos Beltran as head of First Party Lines, Asia, overseeing General Property, Energy and Construction. Palathinkal, who is based …

BHSI Launches Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance in France

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) Insurance in France. The new policy pairs coverage for multiple environmental risks with technical and legal support to help insureds mitigate environmental incidents and claims. BHSI said the policy …

BHSI Expands Defense Base Act Coverage into Dubai

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is now offering Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance on a global basis through its DBA-dedicated underwriting and claims team in Dubai. According to Neeraj Yadvendu, head of Third-Party Lines, BHSI Middle East, the mandatory coverage …

BHSI Expands Cover for UK Financial Institutions with D&O and Civil Liability Policies

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced two new policies tailored specifically for UK financial institutions: Professional First Financial Institutions Civil Liability Insurance, and Executive First Financial Institutions D&O Liability Insurance. “Both policies clearly articulate broad coverage for liability exposures …

BHSI Launches Management Liability & Association Liability Cover in New Zealand

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) has expanded its executive & professional lines offerings in New Zealand with the introduction of Management Liability and Association Liability Insurance policies. BHSI’s Management Liability policy is designed to address the wide range of …

BHSI Launches Professional Technology Liability Cover in Australia, New Zealand

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has launched Professional First Technology Liability Insurance policies in Australia and New Zealand. Both policies offer broad, customizable professional liability protection for the full scope of services provided by technology and tech-related …

BHSI Expands Team in Spain, Tapping Lovera from Chubb, RSA’s Sanchez

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced two appointments in Spain, naming Alejandro Lovera as head of Executive and Professional Lines and Silvia Sanchez as head of Operations. Lovera has spent nearly 15 years in the commercial insurance industry, most of …

Berkshire Hathaway P/C Insurance Profit Down in 2019

Full-year insurance results at Berkshire Hathaway disappointed in 2019, with after-tax earnings from underwriting falling to $325 million in 2019 compared to $1.6 billion in 2018. Earnings from primary insurance operations were lower in 2019 and losses from reinsurance were …

BHSI Taps Swiss Re’s Weinmann to Head Customer & Broker Engagement in Germany

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced further expansion of its European team, naming Daniel Weinmann as head of Customer & Broker Engagement in Germany. Weinmann comes to BHSI with more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. He was most …

BHSI Taps AIG’s Browne as Ireland Country Manager, Head of Casualty, U.K. & Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has named Hilary Browne to the dual role of country manager for Ireland and head of Casualty for U.K. and Europe. Browne comes to BHSI with nearly 20 years of European market experience. …