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]

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 – US$40m and tenors of 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.