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Political Risk Insurance – Foreign Direct Investment

In a world of opportunity, and volatility, our political risk insurance can help you to protect your overseas investments against events ranging from labor disputes or civil strife through to expropriation or confiscation. We also provide a wide range of investment-oriented products for new and existing projects, bank loans and leased assets.


Our appetite:

  • Expropriation, nationalization or confiscation of assets
  • Fixed and mobile assets
  • Equity holdings
  • Shareholder loans and dividends
  • Lender’s political risks
  • Financial institutions
  • Multilaterals and export credit agencies
  • Specific projects
  • Non-repayment or debt default by a state or state-owned enterprise
  • Currency inconvertibility and non-transfer
  • Non-cancellable coverage
  • Pre-shipment risks
  • U.S. policies written on an admitted or non-admitted basis

Benefits and Services

  • Capability to issue policies from the U.S., UK, Singapore, Bermuda, Canada, Brazil and Australia, as well as Lloyd’s syndicate 2003, to accommodate licensing and geographical location requirements.
  • Underwriting locations in New York, London, Paris, Madrid. Singapore, Hamilton, Toronto, Washington and Sydney provide local, same-time zone access to our global capabilities.

Client Profiles

Large corporations, both public and private, involved in foreign direct investment, cross-border lending or international business, primarily in emerging markets across a variety of industries:

  • Exporters/manufacturers
  • Global and leading regional financial institutions
  • Commodity traders
  • Engineering/procurement/construction contractors
  • ECA/Multilaterals

Product Availability

Geographical coverage is for informational purposes only. Product and service offers can vary based on location, industry, risk profile and unique business needs.

The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It’s is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to purchase any particular insurance product. Insurance coverage in any particular case will depend upon the type of policy in effect, the terms, conditions and exclusions in any such policy, and the facts of each unique situation. No representation is made that any specific insurance coverage would apply in the circumstances outlined herein. Please refer to the individual policy wordings for specific coverage details. AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through three business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance and AXA XL Risk Consulting. Not all of the insurers do business in all jurisdictions nor is coverage available in all jurisdictions.

US- and Canada-Issued Insurance Policies. In the US, the AXA XL insurance companies are: AXA Insurance Company, Catlin Insurance Company, Inc., Greenwich Insurance Company, Indian Harbor Insurance Company, XL Insurance America, Inc., XL Specialty Insurance Company and T.H.E. Insurance Company. In Canada, coverages are underwritten by XL Specialty Insurance Company - Canadian Branch and AXA Insurance Company - Canadian branch. Coverages may also be underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003. Coverages underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003 are placed on behalf of the member of Syndicate #2003 by Catlin Canada Inc. Lloyd’s ratings are independent of AXA Group.

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