Peter Eastwood, who left American International Group Inc. with three other executives in April to start a new insurer at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said he’s finding it easy to attract staff.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance had 40 employees at the end of last week, a month and a half after it was founded, Eastwood said today in an interview. It now has people in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta after bringing on staff from insurers including AIG and CNA Financial Corp., he said.

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