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

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, we can obtain the capacity you need at terms that meet the unique needs of your organisation; we are often placing policies with limits of over US$1 billion. This enables you to reduce the total cost of risk, while protecting your assets.