GREENWICH, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced that Michael S. Nannizzi has joined its corporate investment team. In this newly created role, Mr. Nannizzi will be responsible for evaluating investments in emerging insurance technology companies. The appointment is effective immediately.
Mr. Nannizzi most recently served as the lead equity analyst covering insurance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and has nearly 15 years of experience as an equity analyst focused on the financial and insurance sectors. He earned a B.S. from Marquette University, where he studied accounting, international business and Spanish literature, and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business.
In making the announcement, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer, said, “Never before has technology been such a relevant force within the insurance industry, across all aspects of the value chain, and we stand ready to collaborate with entrepreneurs and innovators that are bringing technology to bear in the insurance market in new and exciting ways. We are pleased to welcome Mike to our corporate team. He brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to the organization that will add breadth to our investment group.”
Celebrating 50 years, 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. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.wrberkley.com.