Credit and political risks

Expertise for lenders, traders and corporates

Our credit and political risks team was established in 1994 and operates from our London, Paris and Singapore offices.

We specialise in the structuring, drafting, placement and syndication of credit and political risk insurance programmes for lenders, traders and corporates. Our primary risk categories are payment risk, performance risk and political risk.

Our primary focus for lenders centres on syndicated loans (term, revolving, leveraged and acquisition), commodity finance (structured and transactional), trade finance, export finance and project, lease & asset based finance.

We have particular expertise in managing product approval for Basel III compliance purposes, working in conjunction with internal and external legal, credit and risk management departments.

For traders we arrange cover for payment undertakings, pre-payments and delivery risks in the energy, metals and agricultural commodity sectors, which incorporates enhanced security for lenders providing full or limited recourse facilities, and which may provide access to, or reduce the cost of, transactional finance.

We also arrange political risk insurance for traders against physical loss or damage to commodities in transit and in storage.

For corporate clients and investors our primary focus is breach of contract (non-payment and non-delivery), government expropriation and revocation of licences or permits, and physical loss or damage to assets, mobile equipment or goods due to political risks.

We have particular expertise in the natural resource, infrastructure and power sectors, and arrange integrated contract and asset based programs.


Work with us and you'll gain access to a dedicated provider of insurance broking services for credit and political risk insurance across the globe.

Our experts combine knowledge and expertise with long-established relationships in all the major insurance markets. We are able to quickly assemble teams of specialists from across the business and draw upon a depth of experience that our clients find easy to access and highly responsive.