Credit and Political Risk

Arch provides specialist insurance protection to a broad range of client types operating in developed, frontier and emerging markets.

What Sets Us Apart

  • We develop and nurture long-term relationships based on responsive service, reliability and trust.
  • We are solution-led, with an open mind to innovative structures, different product types and diverse geographies.
  • Strong technical expertise with a collaborative and data-driven approach to providing informed solutions.

Range of Coverage

Primary coverage on a lead or follow basis across a broad range of perils within the class, including:

  • Comprehensive non-payment or non-delivery cover for public or private counterparties across a range of structures (including non-trade related transactions, reverse repo’s and sovereign bonds).
  • Full suite of Political Risk cover including:
    • Breach of Contract and Arbitration Award Default.
    • Confiscation.
    • Currency Inconvertibility/ Non-Transfer.
    • Expropriation.
    • Lenders’ Interest.
    • Licence Cancellation.
    • Nationalisation of Foreign Assets.
    • Political Violence and War.
  • Unfair or Fair (political) calling of contract bonds.

Credit & Political Risk Factsheet 2024

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Find Us at Lloyd’s

Box 109A

Ed Cornish

Head of Credit & Political Risk

Mobile: +44 (0) 7468 718300

[email protected]

Tim Watson

Senior Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk

Direct: +44 (0) 20 8126 6514

Mobile: +44 (0) 7748 110815

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Conor Shelley

Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7082 2563

Mobile: +44 (0) 7388 967 537

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Tom Staley

Assistant Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4741

Mobile: +44 (0) 7833 094172

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Laura Brahams

Head of Claims – Third Party

Mobile: +44 (0) 7990 006681

[email protected]

Primary Clients, Sectors and Regions

Worldwide coverage across numerous sectors including:

  • Energy, Oil & Gas.
  • Financial Services.
  • Infrastructure/Transport.
  • Protein/Agriculture.
  • Sovereign.
  • Trading Companies.
  • Utilities.

Primary clients include:

  • Banks.
  • Exporters.
  • Financial Institutions.
  • Multilaterals.
  • Traders.

Maximum Line Sizes

  • Any One Risk — US$60m. Maximum Tenors up to 15 years

Our Brand Promise

Pursuing Better Together encapsulates how we do business at Arch Insurance. It is an approach that is based on collaboration, responsiveness and a genuine commitment to continually raising the bar.

It is our promise to our brokers, colleagues and other partners to:

  • Listen, share insights and work together to deliver informed solutions.
  • Build trusting, respectful and responsive relationships.
  • Understand your goals and explore possibilities together.