We act for global and national banks, private equity firms, investment firms and many other financial institutions based throughout the world. Across the board, our clients lend and invest money in developed and emerging markets.
Developed & Emerging Markets Advice
We work with our financial institutions clients to protect their exposures against the failure of customers to pay back their loans or suffer losses as a result of confiscation, currency non-transferability and other political risk perils in the borrower countries. We have helped insure our clients’ deals, which can be worth several hundred millions of pounds, with top-rated insurance companies around the world.
One of our key differentiators is that we are able to offer advice in both developed and emerging markets where, for the latter, the environment can make the insurance more challenging to structure and satisfactory results much more difficult to achieve.
Our team consists of professionals with banking as well as insurance experience which gives us a unique insight into know how to get the best possible coverage for our clients’ risks.
Over the course of our years in the industry, we have helped our financial institution clients arrange both political and credit or comprehensive non-payment risk insurance to protect themselves when dealing with many types of transactions.
This is a complex area with each transaction requiring its own solution; this is not an area for the novice advisor, the inexperienced or the generalist. We take each case individually, take time to understand the moving parts and apply lateral thinking techniques to devise unique solutions. This can only be achieved because our team has the intellectual capital and years of experience as both buyer and advisor.
We can arrange cover for the following:
- Secured and Unsecured Loans
- Sovereign borrowings
- Letters of Credit
- Project Finance
- Pre-export Finance
- Borrowing Base Facilities
- Revolving Facilities
- Reserve-based Facilities
- Various Bonding Arrangements
Political Risk Insurance Experience
Our experience includes arranging cover for:
- Confiscation, Expropriation, Nationalisation, Deprivation
- Currency Inconvertibility and Non-Transferability
- Political Violence
- War, including Civil War
- Selective Discrimination
- Forced Abandonment and Divestiture
- Contract Repudiation
- Non-honouring of an Arbitration Award
- Operating Licence Cancellation