About

About Us

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A Member Of W. R. Berkley Corporation

Berkley Asset Protection was established in 2008 to deliver the industry’s most complete and high quality portfolio of specialized insurance products and services designed to protect fine art, jewelry and other high-value, personal and commercial assets. We support the market through close partnerships with an established distribution network of retail and wholesale insurance professionals. Our brokers and agents cater to a global base of clients in a variety of environments, including private and corporate art collections, museums, galleries, and exhibitions, jewelry wholesalers, retailers, and manufacturers, along with those who work with collectibles, currencies, securities, and other high-value assets. Our claims and loss control operation is the undisputed gold standard for the entire fine art and jewelry insurance industry.

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Our Team

 

Our Team of Professionals

JOSEPH DOWD
PRESIDENT
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Phone: 212-497-3701
Fax: 866-790-2298

GREGORY J. SMITH
EVP | CLAIMS
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Phone: 212-497-3702
Fax: 866-790-2298

NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
SENIOR VP | UNDERWRITING
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Phone: 804-237-5253
Fax: 866-735-9705

MELISSA BECKER, CIC
CPCU
VP | SALES & MARKETING LEADER
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Phone: 440-630-9378
Fax: 1-866-337-1805

ANDREW CHIPMAN
VP | UNDERWRITING
JEWELERS BLOCK +
PERSONAL JEWELRY
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Phone: 920-830-4944
Fax: 855-999-0767

ROBERT KORZINEK
VP | INTERNATIONAL UNDERWRITING
JEWELLERS BLOCK + FINE ART
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Phone: +44 (0)-20-7088-1939

JOSEPH B. LAROCCA, CPCU
AVP | BUSINESS INSURANCE
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Phone: 212-497-3717
Fax: 877-303-3294

STEPHEN WOOD
AVP | UNDERWRITING
FINE ART + COLLECTIBLES
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Phone: 860-380-1185
Fax: 866 333 6548

AMEE YUNN
AVP | UNDERWRITING
FINE ART + COLLECTIBLES
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Phone: 212-497-3719

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In the News

Berkley Asset Protection Pays 29% Dividend for Work Comp Plan
Berkley Asset Protection (a Berkley Company) announced that it will pay a 29% dividend to eligible policyholders in its Workers Compensation Safety Group & Dividend Plan, which was created specifically for jewelry businesses in the United States. The dividend is a percentage of policyholders’ 2017 earned premium.

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Toll fraud can cost you thousands!
Criminals hacked into a jeweler’s voice mail system, then used the phone number to make 900 calls to the tune of $300,000. Verizon is trying to hold the jeweler responsible for the charges.
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Are You Ready for a Data Breach?
If a hacker stole credit card data from your business, would you have insurance to pay fines and ransom demands, notify customers and provide ID theft services? Even if you use a point-of-sale vendor to process your credit card transactions, your business may be responsible for the protected information.
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Our Iconic Shield

Our visual identity represents the fine art we insure, the cuts of the gems we protect, and the depth and complexity of our underwriting process. The iconic shield symbolizes the strength of our claims expertise and the protection we provide to our customers. Our agents and brokers can feel safe and smart knowing they’ve chosen to partner with Berkley Asset Protection.

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About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB), founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the more than 50 Berkley operating units participates in a niche market, requiring specialized expertise in 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.