Ironshore Launches Commercial Crime Coverage Through Pembroke Syndicate

August 16, 2011

Ironshore Inc.’s Lloyd’s Pembroke Syndicate 4000 has launched a commercial crime unit as an expansion of its financial lines operations. Sarah Markham has been named director of the new unit, reporting to Christopher D. Brown, director and deputy underwriter of Pembroke Managing Agency Limited.

Pembroke’s commercial crime policy indemnifies the insured organization for losses resulting from both internal and external crime-related threats. The internal threat is primarily as a direct result of misappropriation by one or more employees of corporate assets, cash, stock, funds, and property. In the case of external threat, a third party may identify vulnerabilities in a client’s control processes and circumvent these, leaving the company to face a loss. The cover is designed to address specific crime-related exposures and includes computer crime funds-transfer related fraud.

Markham most recently served with Chartis Insurance for 17 years, where she led the growth of the commercial crime business lines. She will be responsible for leading the Pembroke initiative to develop and manage the commercial crime portfolio throughout Ironshore’s international insurance platform.

Pembroke offers a suite of specialty insurance programs that include professional liability, directors & officers Liability, TRIA insurance, and crime. Pembroke’s clients include all sectors of the commercial and financial markets, including commercial banks, asset management firms, hedge fund managers, and investment advisory entities.

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