Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Originally published on their website on April 4, 2017
As President Donald Trump and his administration formulate their plans to combat terrorism, they will discover that dealing with the threat of lone wolf terrorism will prove to be the most difficult and frustrating part of any counterterrorism policy. Traditional counterterrorism measures—such as military, economic, and diplomatic actions—will not work against the individual terrorist. Neither will travel bans from various countries, since lone wolf attacks are equally likely to originate from individuals already residing in the United States as they are to originate from recent immigrants. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security draft document found that more than half of the eighty-two individuals inspired by a foreign terrorist group to perpetrate or attempt a terrorist attack in the United States were American citizens born in the States.
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Ironshore International has named William Lewis to Managing Director of Ironshore Australia Pty Limited (IAPL) to be based in the Sydney office. Mr. Lewis, a private equity attorney, is a specialist in private equity transactions, tax structuring and insurance, advising private equity firms in London, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Lewis was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Ironshore Asia Pacific, responsible for overseeing M&A business lines throughout the region, including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He reports to Hui Yun Boo, Managing Director, Ironshore Asia Pacific.
Ironshore Inc. announced the appointment of Russell Fisher as Vice President of Political Risk and Trade Credit to underwrite European business lines, based in London. Mr. Fisher has more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in trade credit and risk analysis for international finance and trade credit markets. He will report to Don Asadorian, Senior Vice President of Political Risks and Trade Credit, within Ironshore’s global Political Risk platform.
Ironshore International’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Insurance unit has enhanced its consortium programs to meet client and broker demand for larger, streamlined, limits for this class of dedicated specialty coverage. Ironshore will increase its Mergers & Acquisitions Consortium capacity to £100 million, up from its current limit of £78.5 million, effective immediately. The specialty unit is also announcing a new Tax Consortium with initial capacity of £40 million. Both Consortia will be able to write in combination with Ironshore’s Bermudian platform for global risks in order to further increase total available capacity. This will allow Ironshore to provide total M&A capacity of up to £150 million and total Tax Insurance capacity of up to £65 million on any one risk.
Liberty Mutual’s National Insurance operation has partnered with the insurer’s recently acquired Ironshore subsidiary to introduce two new offerings that make it easier for brokers to better meet their clients’ needs for core and professional coverages.
Yesterday, Liberty Mutual Insurance announced it completed its acquisition of Ironshore Inc., creating a global specialty business with approximately $6.5 billion in net written premium. Today, Liberty Mutual is announcing it is combining its existing Liberty International Underwriters (“LIU”) U.S. business and Ironshore’s U.S. specialty lines business under the Ironshore brand, which will create the 6th largest writer of excess & surplus lines in the U.S. based on 2016 direct written premium.
Liberty Mutual Insurance announced today it has completed its acquisition of 100 percent ownership interest in Ironshore Inc., a premier global specialty company, from Fosun International Limited following receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Liberty’s purchase price equates to $2.935 billion and is subject to post-closing adjustments. Liberty Mutual announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ironshore on December 5, 2016.
Ironshore Environmental has promoted Thomas Duggan to the position of Chief Claims Officer overseeing specialty market claims management and processes throughout its global platform. He will be located in Ironshore’s New York office, reporting to Mike Mitrovic, President of Global Claims.
Ironshore has announced expansion of its Mergers & Acquisitions capabilities with a team of new hires in the Americas and broadened office presence to serve Canada and Latin America. To support heightened transaction volume throughout the Americas region, Ironshore increased business line capacity to $150 million (USD) for mergers and acquisitions cover.
Ironshore Specialty Casualty has enhanced its Transition Protection policy form to address contractual exposures related to an organizational merger or acquisition specific to the Construction industry. Ironshore’s Construction Transition Protection product provides coverage for abrupt and accidental property damage or bodily injury arising out of work completed by a construction company that occurred prior to the closure of the corporate transactio
Ironshore Specialty Casualty’s Public Entity division has introduced a policy extension offering institutions of higher education an automatic endorsement for expenses related to natural or man-made incidents, including active shooter and weapon wielding incidents, impacting campus operations. Ironshore’s Campus Secure endorsement provides excess coverage for reimbursement of event-related expenditures incurred during and in the aftermath of an unexpected, potentially devastating occurrence that disrupts educational institutions, impacting faculty, staff and students.
Ironshore Specialty Casualty executives Dawn Puro and Sonny Powers assume new product line responsibilities, effective immediately. Ms. Puro, Senior Vice President of Specialty Casualty and based in New York, has been named Product Line Manager for Public Entity lines. Mr. Powers, Vice President and Product Line Manager for Transportation and based in Boston, will now also serve in the capacity of Product Line Manager, General Casualty. Ms. Puro and Mr. Powers will work with senior management to oversee product development and distribution strategies to support the continued growth of their respective business portfolios, reporting to Kevin Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty Casualty.
Ironshore Specialty Casualty announces the formation of Ironshore Energy Solutions, a dedicated Oil & Gas facility, offering liability coverages for on-shore middle market energy classes in the United States. Ironshore Insurance Services LLC, its specialty Managing General Agency, will deliver capacity to underwrite middle market sector risk on behalf of six consortium insurance companies. Ironshore Energy Solutions will provide up to $11 million in insurance capacity for General Liability and Umbrella coverages for complex sector risks.
Ironshore Private Client Group announced that its Private Insurance Portfolio product for high net worth homeowners is available throughout the state of New York, effective January 23, 2017. Ironshore Private Insurance Portfolio, a customized policy providing property and liability coverage for homes valued in excess of $1 million, will be underwritten on an admitted basis in New York through its network of independent retail and wholesale agents and brokers.
Ironshore distinguishes itself in the industry by closely aligning our claim professionals with members of the underwriting, actuarial and finance teams. This is our way of ensuring that the people who make the promises, keep the promises and that our policyholder claims are handled in a professional and expeditious manner.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a United States federal law that requires United States persons, including individuals who live outside the United States, to report their financial accounts held outside of the United States, and requires foreign financial institutions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about their U.S. clients. As Ironshore has many U.S. and internationally domiciled companies we have endeavored to comply with the FATCA regulations. All FATCA documentation is available within the following pages upon registration.