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Construction Drives Specialty Casualty Market

Specialty casualty line’s growth has been driven by the economic recovery, especially within commercial construction. Construction risk represents sector-specific developing opportunities for global companies with competitive appetite and capacity for complex claims management. Commercial construction ranked at the top of the 10 fastest growing sectors in the U.S. On a global basis, construction projects are being undertaken as a deliberate investment strategy to boost in-country economies and stimulate GDP.


Bermuda Pride – Home to the 35th America’s Cup 2017

The races are on and Bermuda is bursting with excitement and pride.  On Saturday, May 27th, the 35th America’s Cup officially kicked off with fanfare, attracting a sell-out crowd of more than 8,000 people at the America Cup’s Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard.  The much anticipated, highly acclaimed international racing spectacle is underway on Bermuda’s Great Sound, culminating in the America's Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton starting June 17th. Ironshore is fully engaged in the competition as the designated Official Insurer of ORACLE TEAM USA.


Higher Education Institutions At Risk – On Campus Preparedness Essential

Higher education administrators facing the specter of on-campus violence are being challenged to uphold the integrity and safety of their institutions.  The potential risk of an attack demands that today’s educational institutions focus on preparedness measures driven by safety protocols to protect faculty, staff and students.  Operational logistics should also be in place, enabling the institution to resume to normalcy as quickly as possible.  Responsible, timely action by institutions victimized by acts of violence can form the foundation of sound risk management and influence long term risk mitigation.


Hurricane CAT Claims Response On the Move

Hurricane damage consequences present challenges for insurance claims professionals to respond as expediently as possible. For homeowners impacted by the ravages of a devastating hurricane, getting answers is paramount. Every claim resulting from a catastrophic event is unique. Ironshore’s high net worth homeowners hold high service expectations regarding timely claims resolution, particularly in the aftermath of a hurricane storm event.


What is a Managing General Underwriting Agency?

Ironshore’s Managing General Underwriting Agency (“MGU”) business model was developed at a time when commercial clients faced significant counterparty risk in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.   During the period of uncertainty within the insurance sector, management saw the opportunity to create a vehicle for efficient delivery of reliable capacity through a syndicated partnership platform.  Ironshore’s MGU model was a deliberate strategy to offer benefits afforded by large insurance carriers aligned with the nimbleness of a Managing General Agency (MGA).