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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.

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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.



Data Science - When Big Data Isn’t an Option

These days it is impossible to go long without reading somewhere about the promise of “big data” and predictive analytics. Indeed, we live in an age when our personal data is captured and employed by a range of industries to predict behavior, customize product offerings and improve service. In the insurance sector, when we think of “big data,” we typically think of personal lines, conjuring images of vast quantities of personal information on individual insureds, ranging from where we live and what we buy, to how we drive.



Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Can Offer Strategic Advantage

Lloyd’s of London has been a leader in the Mergers and Acquisitions insurance market for the past 15 years.  M&A insurance is on the rise as both buyers and sellers increasingly recognize that third-party insurance protection offers a valuable strategic advantage to facilitate complex, domestic or cross-border transactions. Ironshore’s Lloyd’s Pembroke Syndicate 4000, with deep merger and acquisitions expertise, leverages the strength of the Lloyd’s platform to customize programs for a variety of transactional risk exposures in jurisdictions worldwide. 



Private Sector Role in National Flood Insurance Program Reform

The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire September, 30, 2017.  As such, there has been widespread interest from policymakers, insurers and reinsurers for private sector participation to support the future viability of the NFIP.  Private insurance companies are eager to garner a share of the $3.4 billion in premium that the NFIP wrote in 2015. However, they are only interested in writing risks at actuarially sound rates.