ABD Accelerate: Certified Marine Insurance Professional Program

Since the beginning of my career in marine insurance, I’ve learned that staying on top of changing regulations, insurance jargon, and underwriting considerations is absolutely necessary for providing high-quality service in a field as specialized as the maritime industry. Fortunately, ABD recognizes the value in investing in the education and careers of their employees, so […]

Introducing ABD Accelerate

At ABD, we’re  passionate about the growth of each person here. We are a learning organization and proudly invest in our team members through training and development.  We develop our expertise as part of our culture, to better service our clients and to help us reach our company objectives. We do this in a number […]

Portfolio Insurance Programs

This is the fifth installment in the ABD M&A Advisory series titled “Finding the Upside in the Downturn” Private equity firms have always looked for ways to take advantage of cost sharing among their portfolio companies. As a result, a role was created at many private equity firms in which individuals became solely responsible for spearheading […]

It’s Time for REITs to Consider Reps & Warranties Insurance

Representation and Warranties Insurance (R&W) is a type of insurance policy purchased in connection with corporate transactions. It covers the indemnification for certain breaches of the representations and warranties in the transaction agreements. R&W policies are designed to provide additional flexibility in addressing these obligations, for example, by reducing or eliminating the need for an […]

Reflecting on the Abundance 360 Conference

Last month, I was invited to attend Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Conference. Created in cooperation with Singularity University, A360 is Diamandis’ unique summit for a curated group of CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors to discuss some of the most exciting developments happening in disruptive technology and innovation. Topics ranged from machine learning to synthetic biology […]

Reflecting on ABD’s Conscious and Unconscious Bias Roundtable

Earlier this month, ABD hosted a roundtable and panel discussion called “Conscious & Unconscious Bias in Our Lives and in the Workplace,” at San Francisco’s Olympic Club. The event featured leaders from academia, technology companies, nonprofits, and consulting agencies who have been champions of diversity and inclusion in their organizations and in their industries at […]