political and trade credit risk News

Coronavirus Fears Drive Up Credit Risk for Gulf Crude Exporters

The cost of insuring against sovereign debt defaults by Gulf Arab states has risen in recent days as markets price the risk the coronavirus outbreak represents for the crude export-dependent region. Conventional spreads on the five-year credit default swaps (CDS) …

Lloyd’s Insurers Launch Asia Political Risk Consortium

Three Lloyd’s insurers have joined forces to form a Political Risk Consortium in Asia, offering increased capacity for a wide range of political and contract frustration risks. Beazley, Chaucer and Talbot will work collectively to provide large scale capacity of …

TMK Names Ex-AIG Exec Burke as Trade Credit & Political Risk U/W

Tokio Marine Kiln has appointed Gary Burke to the special risks division in its London office. Burke will focus on trade credit and political risks. Previously he worked for American International Group (AIG) where he held different underwriting roles. Most …

African Demand for Political & Trade Credit Cover Rises Ahead of Kenya Elections

African Trade Insurance Agency, an insurer covering political and trade credit risk across 13 nations, said it’s seeing higher demand ahead of elections in Kenya next year. East Africa’s biggest economy is still haunted by sectarian violence that erupted after …

Sturrock Named Sr. VP in Marsh’s Political Risk and Structured Credit Practice

Marsh announced that Abbey Sturrock has joined the firm’s Political Risk and Structured Credit Practice as a senior vice president within the Public Agency Group. Based in London, Sturrock is responsible for delivering Marsh’s advisory and placement capabilities for the …

Heaven Moves from Aon to Markel International’s Credit & Political Risk Division

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., has appointed Lida Heaven as an underwriter in its trade credit and political risk division. Heaven previously worked as a political risk and structured credit broker at Aon Risk …

Allied World Offers Trade Credit & Political Risk Products in Canada

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG announced its suite of trade credit & political risk insurance products are available in Canada, as part of the Global Crisis Management Division. This coverage helps clients mitigate the risk of non-payment due to …

ArgoGlobal Appoints Shallow as Credit & Political Risks Underwriter

ArgoGlobal has appointed Jeremy Shallow as Credit and Political Risks Class underwriter. He takes up his position with immediate effect, reporting to John Moffatt, head of Specialty. Shallow joins the company from Aspen Insurance where he served, most recently, as …

Paris Terror Attacks Not Unexpected; Demand for Political Risk Cover Is Up

Terrorism, security and political risk experts from Willis provided some broad observations about last week’s terror attacks in Paris and how insurance buyers are responding. “The tragic events in Paris are a continuation of a pattern that has been proliferating …