Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance News

BHSI Offers Transactional Liability Cover in UK & Europe, Appoints Martin from Enstar

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it is expanding its North American Transactional Liability Insurance business into the UK and Europe and has appointed Ed Martin as head of Transactional Liability, UK and Europe, based in London. “As the need …

QBE’s Lingafelter to Head Berkshire Hathaway Specialty in Australasia as Colahan Moves to UK, Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has appointed Mark Lingafelter as president, BHSI, Australasia. He assumes responsibility for the BHSI Australasia region from Chris Colahan, who is moving into the role of president of the specialty insurance operation in the UK …

Berkshire Hathaway Reports Losses on Re/Insurance Underwriting in Q2

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway insurance and reinsurance businesses lost money or gained less in underwriting in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 compared to last year while his railroad, manufacturing, energy and utilities businesses all reported increased …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Sues Goodyear Over Asbestos Claims

An insurance unit of Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said it has sued Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co to avoid having to cover asbestos-related injury claims that Goodyear said nothing about for seven years. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. …

BHSI Offers Professional Liability, Network Security & Privacy Cover in Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) introduced its Professional First Professional Liability and Network Security & Privacy Policy and announced it has appointed Geoffrey Kendrick as head of Professional Lines in Canada. BHSI’s new Professional First Professional Liability and Network Security …

BHSI Launches A&E Professional Liability Policy with Cyber Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced Professional First architects & engineers (A&E) professional liability insurance in the U.S. The new policy’s cyber coverage addresses media, technology and network security and privacy liability exposures, including the design professional’s own costs …

BHSI Opens German Office, Fills Key Roles in Northern Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) in coordination with its affiliate Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), announced it has opened an office in Düsseldorf, Germany, and filled key executive roles in Northern Europe. “We are laying the foundation to …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Hires AIG Exec Valzania in Boston

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has hired David Valzania as customer and broker engagement leader for the eastern U.S. region. He is based in BHSI’s office in Boston. Valzania comes to BHSI with nearly three decades of insurance industry experience. …

BHSI to Expand Specialty Business into Europe; Bolt & Koehler to Lead Operations

Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Ltd. announced it will offer a specialty insurance solution to Europe with its affiliate, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, subject to regulatory approval. Tom Bolt has been named as president, UK and Southern Europe, effective June 1, …

BHSI Launches D&O & PI Cover in Australia, Expands Team

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) has launched four new executive and professional lines policies in Australia and named Sami Jaghbir as senior underwriting manager, Executive & Professional Lines, in Brisbane, and Richard Johnson as senior underwriting manager, Executive & …