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Rising geopolitical tensions, commodity-price volatility, political violence and separatist movements are exacerbating political risks globally for foreign investors.

US$350 million in coverage placed globally for political risk and structured credit clients

As the geopolitical landscape becomes increasingly uncertain, multinational organisations and financial institutions have elevated their awareness of the inherent challenges faced when conducting business in areas of concern. Seemingly tranquil countries and regions can erupt quickly and the nature of events is increasingly unpredictable. The risk of business interests being concentrated in just one, or a few, regions is an issue among companies that operate in emerging risk areas.

In the realm of political risk, where coverage is often difficult to write, Marsh can assist you in managing issues across multiple markets and regions worldwide. We can help you negotiate a suitable policy to cover the risks you face and safeguard against disputed claims. Our team of globally-connected experts offers the talent, thought leadership and geographic coverage to access solutions from multilateral agencies and development banks, which can offer cover in particularly difficult jurisdictions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Financial institutions — trade, commodity, export, and structured and project finance.
  • Trading houses — stocks, fixed assets, and non-payment.
  • Corporates.

With a combination of local expertise and a global footprint, in most situations we can obtain the capacity you need at terms that meet the unique needs of your organisation. We often place policies with limits of more than US$1 billion, enabling you to reduce the total cost of risk, while protecting your assets.

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.