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Insurance Chief Jain’s Berkshire Hathaway Shares Top $100 Million

One of Warren Buffett’s top deputies has amassed a stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. valued at more than $100 million. Ajit Jain, the insurance executive who was named a vice chairman of Buffett’s conglomerate earlier this month, disclosed the holdings …

Likely Buffett Successors Abel, Jain Promoted at Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, cementing their widely viewed status as potential successors to Warren Buffett as the conglomerate’s chief executive. Abel was named Berkshire’s vice chairman for non-insurance …

Buffett Downplays Succession Speculation In Wake of Jain Assuming General Re Role

Among the insurance-related highlights of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. was Warren Buffett’s answer to a question about succession planning for subsidiaries. “There are no tea leaves to read in the fact that Ajit [Jain] is supervising Gen …

CEO Montross to Exit Gen Re at Year’s End; New CEO to Report to Jain, Not Buffett

General Reinsurance Corp. Chairman and CEO Tad Montross plans to step down by the end of 2016, the Berkshire-Hathaway-owned reinsurer said on Tuesday. An eventual successor will report to Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain, Gen Re spokesperson Sue Johnson told …

Jain or Abel? Buffett Successor Speculation Continues

Warren Buffett’s annual reports to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders have their own Kremlinology. Investors hunt for any hint about who will succeed the 84-year- old chief executive officer, much as students of the Soviet Union sought clues from its opaque …

Speculation on Buffett’s Successor Heats Up Before Berkshire Annual Meeting

Two years ago, Warren Buffett, then 81, announced that the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. board had chosen his successor as chief executive officer. The board, he said, also had two backups, but all three names were to remain a secret. This …

Buffett Plays Down Health Issue, Responds to Analysts

Warren Buffett tried to allay fears of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders about the company’s future after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and revealed that he recently tried to make one of the biggest acquisitions of his storied career. The …