Warren Buffett’s insurance industry forecast might surprise you

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According to the head of Berkshire Hathaway, insurers should worry about self-driving cars, not climate change. At the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting last weekend, Warren Buffett shared his insurance industry forecast and brought up a number of trends and innovations that have been the topic of conversation among experts in this arena. The main point that has drawn the spotlight is that Buffett doesn’t feel climate change will harm the industry. According to the insurance industry forecast he shared, climate change shouldn’t be causing any pain to his business. This…

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Berkshire insurance exec could one day replace Warren Buffett

The billionaire CEO and chairman of the company said that he would support Ajit Jain if he should ever want the top spot. Back in 2011, at a Bengaluru news conference, Warren Buffet had said that he would be willing to support Berkshire insurance exec Ajit Jain, if he should ever wish to step up into the position of CEO and chairman. Speculation has recently been rising among the company’s investors, with regards to who will succeed Buffett. Warren Buffett, who is currently 84 years old, has yet to give…

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Berkshire Hathaway sees promise in Singapore’s insurance industry

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Berkshire Hathaway to sell non-life insurance coverage in Singapore Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s leading insurance conglomerates, is planning to begin selling non-life insurance coverage in Singapore. The company has been granted a license to sell such coverage in the country and this coverage will be sold through Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. The subsidiary was launched last year in order to accommodate with needs in the commercial insurance market and will begin doing business in Singapore in the near future. Company will underwrite property, casualty, and liability coverage in…

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Insurance company results drop at Berkshire Hathaway in Q1

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The property and casualty business is sliding when compared to last year’s figures. In the first quarter of this year, the primary property and casualty Berkshire Hathaway insurance company operations have managed to record gains in the double digits for their pre-tax earnings, but this isn’t all good news. The reinsurance results have led to an operating earnings drop of 6.6 percent overall for the conglomerate. When Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group’s first quarter figures are compared to the earnings from the first quarter of 2013, the situation looks even worse.…

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Insurance companies unaffected by climate change, says Warren Buffett

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According to the Berkshire chairman and CEO, the increase in natural disasters has not impacted his insurers. Warren Buffett has revealed that the increase in natural disasters and the extreme weather from climate change around the world have not affected Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance companies. Buffett has stated that no changes have been made to the way that catastrophe calculations are made. He explained that climate change has not affected the calculations that are made in terms of determining how likely it is for a catastrophe to occur. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.…

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Berkshire Hathaway to expand commercial insurance lines

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Commercial insurance proves attractive for Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate with strong ties to the insurance industry, has somewhat ambitious plans to expand its commercial insurance business in the coming years. The company has remained somewhat stagnant with its commercial lines for some time, biding its time and hoping to ride out some of the turbulence that has been common throughout the insurance industry recently. The company recently acquired four new executives from the American International Group (AIG), and now plans to put more focus on its commercial…

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Online charity auction sells lunch with Buffett for $2.63 Million

A charity auction held online using eBay has sold a lunch at Manhattan’s Smith & Wollensky for the winning price of $2.63 million.  This luncheon will allow the anonymous winner to have the opportunity to eat in the company of Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and the biggest name in the insurance business.   The Oracle of Omaha charity online auction is an annual event, and this year’s results came in on Friday, June 10, 2011, after two bidders on eBay vied back and forth eight times since the auction started…

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