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

  • Open-minded approach.
  • Robust operational infrastructure.
  • Strong technical expertise.

Range of Coverage

Arch focuses on providing primary coverage on a lead or follow basis across a broad range of perils within the class, including:

  • Aircraft Non-Repossession.
  • Arbitration Award Default.
  • Breach of Contract.
  • Confiscation, Expropriation, Nationalisation of Foreign Assets.
  • Currency Inconvertibility.
  • License Cancellation.
  • Mortgage Rights Insurance.
  • Non-Payment.
  • Non-Performance / Non-Delivery.
  • Political Violence.
  • Selective Discrimination.
  • Trade Embargoes.
  • War and/or Terrorism.

Ed Cornish

Head of Credit & Political Risk

+44 (0) 20 8609 8437

[email protected]

Tim Watson

Senior Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk

Direct: +44 (0) 20 8126 6514

Mobile: +44 (0) 7748 110815

[email protected]


Laura Brahams

Vice President – Claims Manager (Financial Institutions, D&O)

+44 (0) 20 7621 4675

[email protected]

Corporate Contact

Primary Clients, Sectors and Regions

Arch provides worldwide coverage across a number of different sectors. Target clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial Banks.
  • Export Credit Agencies.
  • Exporters / Importers.
  • Financial Institutions.
  • Multilateral Banks.
  • Project Financiers.

Maximum Line Sizes

  • Any One Risk – USD40m and tenors of up to 15 years

Our Underwriting Service Standard

Arch is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of service. Our underwriting approach is experience-led but data-driven, ensuring a swift and considered response to the submissions we receive.

Our promise to both brokers and insureds is:

  • To be available and approachable.
  • To be responsive and timely.
  • To be consistent and considered.
  • To be professional in all that we do.