Interview - Berkley Re: "There's no rush for us"

Contreras, Manuelita
July 2011
Asia Insurance Review;Jul2011, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the views of chief executive officer (CEO) of Asia Pacific and chief underwriting officer Asia Pacific at the company Berkley Re Asia Grant Robson and Gerald MacDonald respectively on the company's plans for business in Asia. Robson informs that the company is unlike typical reinsurance company and has no aggressive expansion plans in Asia and MacDonald stresses that the company will focus on its model for catastrophe insurance and accumulation management.


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