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W.R. Berkley launches new E&S business



W.R. Berkley Corporation has announced the formation of Berkley E&S Solutions, a new business that will provide surplus lines casualty coverage to middle-market and large accounts through individual wholesale broker appointments. Curtis E. Fletcher has been appointed as president and CEO of the new business.

“The creation of Berkley E&S Solutions will further expand our presence in the excess and surplus lines market by establishing a sustainable market for mid-to large-sized, complex risks,” said W. Robert Berkley Jr., president and CEO of W.R. Berkley Corporation. “The underwriting acumen of Curt and the team he is building will enable the business to deliver exceptional solutions to its clients. Curt is an outstanding and proven leader within our organization who will continue to make extraordinary contributions, and we are delighted for him to lead this new team.”

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Fletcher has more than 35 years of industry experience and has held various leadership and executive positions. He has been with Berkley for 24 years, having joined Admiral Insurance Group in 1998. He served as Admiral’s president from 2018 to 2021, when he was named its chairman.

W.R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States. The company operates worldwide in two segments of the property-casualty business: insurance and reinsurance, and monoline excess.

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