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Who were the most highly compensated executives at the largest publicly traded insurers in 2012?

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No. 1: William R. Berkley, W.R. Berkley Co.

Chairman and CEO
Salary: $1,000,000
Stock Awards: $9,250,000
Non-equity incentive plan compensation: $9,724,393
Change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings: $9,219,748
All other compensation: $2,102,639
Total compensation: $31,296,780

Other highest-paid executives at W.R. Berkley Co.
W. Robert Berkley Jr., president and chief operating officer
Salary: $850,000
Stock Awards: $4,995,000
Non-equity incentive plan compensation: $2,533,718
All other compensation: $709,741
Total compensation: $9,088,459

Eugene G. Ballard, senior vice president and chief financial officer
Salary: $590,000
Bonus: $400,000
Stock Awards: $832,500
Non-equity incentive plan compensation: $365,549
All other compensation: $184,787
Total compensation: $2,372,836

Ira S. Lederman, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary
Salary: $590,000
Bonus: $400,000
Stock Awards: $832,500
Non-equity incentive plan compensation: $365,549
All other compensation: $184,787
Total compensation: $2,372,836