Clermont Specialty Managers was organized in 1986 as the Habitational Insurance Division of Firemen’s Insurance Company of Washington, D.C. to provide package policies for upscale condominiums and cooperative apartment buildings in New York City.
On February 1st, 2018 Clermont Specialty Managers rebranded their name to Berkley Luxury Group with two divisions; Berkley Luxury Real Estate Specialists and Berkley Fine Dining Specialists. The rebrand is the most visible component of the company’s state by state U.S. rollout. The new name is designed to clearly identify the company as an operating unit of Berkley, one of America’s largest commercial lines writers, and what Berkley Luxury Group offers: tailored, all-inclusive solutions for luxury condo, co-op and rental properties along with fine dining restaurants.
Berkley Fine Dining Specialists writes business in the states of AZ, CA, CT, DC, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, NV, PA, TN and VA.
Berkley Luxury Group underwrites on behalf of Admiral Indemnity Company and Clermont Insurance Company, both rated A+ (Superior) Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company. Both are members of Berkley.
State of Domicile: Delaware
Licensed in all 50 states plus DC
Currently writing business in AZ, CA, CT, DC, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, PA, TN and VA
State of Domicile: Iowa
Licensed in AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WI
Currently writing business in NY (habitational only)
About W.R. Berkley Corporation
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. Each of the operating units within Berkley participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product.
Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.
We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.
To learn more about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit: www.wrberkley.com.
Senior VP, Underwriting & Business Development
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary
Richard H. Starkie
Senior Vice President, Claims
David D. Wessel
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Information Technology
Amy A. Gobetz
Vice President, Human Resources