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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names James Hastings as President of W. R. Berkley Syndicate Management Limited

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GREENWICH, Conn., December 09, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of James Hastings as president of W. R. Berkley Syndicate Management Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agent for W. R. Berkley Syndicate 1967, effective February 22, 2022. David Brosnan will continue as W. R. Berkley Syndicate Management Limited’s chief executive officer. The Company expects that Mr. Hastings will assume the role of chief executive officer in 2022, subject to regulatory approval, and that Mr. Brosnan will remain on the Board of Directors of the Managing Agency following the transition.

Mr. Hastings has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry with a particular focus on the London and international markets across multiple classes of business. Most recently, he led the international wholesale division of a specialty insurance group, establishing and developing key client and broker relationships and growing the business to a substantial percentage of the group’s revenue. He is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire.

W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented on the appointment, "James will be an outstanding addition to the W / R / B Underwriting team, and we are confident that he will play an important role in moving W / R / B Underwriting forward. We are delighted to welcome him to Berkley."

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Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit

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