Berkshire Hathaway Inc. News

Buffett Deputy Combs to Lead Geico While Running Portfolio

When he’s not managing a $14 billion stock portfolio for Warren Buffett, Todd Combs will now also be running the second-biggest U.S. auto insurer. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. tapped one of its two key investing deputies to replace Bill Roberts as …

Berkshire’s Jain Offers Plan to Reduce Costs at Gen Re

Ajit Jain, one of Warren Buffett’s top managers at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has a message for the staff that he oversees at Gen Re: It’s time for their business to get much leaner and less bureaucratic. After taking charge of …

After Berkshire Accord Liberty Mutual Sells $750M Bond

Liberty Mutual Group Inc. issued $750 million of bonds to help finance a payment to a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for covering the insurance company’s liabilities tied to asbestos. The 4.85 percent, 30-year notes were sold to …

Liberty Mutual Reaches Reinsurance Deal With National Indemnity

Liberty Mutual Insurance said it has reached a deal with National Indemnity Co. (NICO), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., on a combined aggregate adverse development cover for substantially all of Liberty Mutual’s U.S. workers’ compensation, asbestos and environmental liabilities. …

Buffett’s Hathaway Compensation Rises to $485,606

Warren Buffett’s compensation from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. rose 15 percent last year to $485,606, although the billionaire’s salary remained $100,000. The increase came in “other compensation,” which includes company-paid costs for Buffett’s personal and home security. As usual, Buffett reimbursed …