political risk News

Canopius Signs Partnership with Credit and Political Risk MGA, Anvil Underwriting

Canopius announced it has signed a partnership with Anvil Underwriting Ltd., a credit and political risk managing general agent (MGA). The agreement is effective from Sept. 3 and will allow Anvil to underwrite credit insurance, contract frustration and political risks …

Financial Markets’ Volatility Will Hit Allianz’ Fund Business, Warns Board Member

Recent volatility in financial markets will curb inflows this year into Allianz’ asset management business, which includes U.S. bond giant PIMCO, a board member told Reuters. In 2017, Allianz reeled in 150 billion euros ($175.25 billion) in net inflows, a …

XL Catlin in Iberia Taps Marsh’s Herrero as Head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond

XL Catlin’s insurance operation in Iberia announced new local underwriting capabilities with the appointment of Santiago Herrero as head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond (PRCB) – Iberia. Herrero will be based in Madrid and reports to Dan Riordan, XL …

Markel Taps Sompo Canopius’ Holcroft as Contract Frustration & Political Risk U/W

Markel International, the the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, has appointed Alex Holcroft as political risk underwriter in Singapore. He joins the existing trade credit and political risk team serving the Asia Pacific region and will report to …

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 …

Cyber Attacks Remain at Top of List of Business Continuity Worries: Survey

The threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. The number one issue for executives working in business …

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 …

Marketform Rebrands as ‘Neon’ After Completing Strategic Review

Marketform, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, announced that the group has today re-launched as “Neon.” The re-launch coincides with the completion of a strategic review of the business, as CEO Martin Reith and the group’s new leadership team continue to progress …

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 …