Political Risk

Specialist political risk coverage for companies trading with and investing in emerging markets

PRISM (Political Risk Insurance Support & Management) is our updated and expanded form of Political Risk Insurance for businesses with assets and investments abroad, including Foreign Direct Investment, contractors plant and equipment and mobile assets.

In addition to the standard political risk coverage for loss of assets due to expropriation, war and political violence, our coverage also includes practical Crisis Management Support provided by Control Risks Group. Crisis Management includes support for all the normal political risk coverages as well as Wrongful Detention of personnel, Malicious Prosecution, Illegal Occupation and Emergency Repatriation.

In addition to coverages designed to protect assets and investments, we also provide cover for companies undertaking work for Public Bodies in against the risks of Contract Frustration (pre-shipment, post-shipment and Unfair Calling of Guarantees).


Key Features:

  • Permanent abandonment of assets or operations cover.
  • Partial loss of Assets or Shareholding cover.
  • Damage to assets caused by Political Violence and consequent business interruption cover.
  • Non-transfer or inconvertibility of earnings and remittances cover.
  • Non-honouring of Arbitration Award by a Government body support.
  • Inability to re-export equipment following completion of a contract cover.
  • Crisis Management Support – provided by Control Risks Group.


Download Political Risk Product Brochure here.

We are building a unique and diverse book of political risk business for mid-size corporate clients, continually testing the relevance and efficacy of our product offering against the evolving threat landscape and risks facing companies engaged on the one hand, in Foreign Direct Investment and on the other hand, in contracting with foreign governments.

Nick Hedley Head of Political Risk & Credit Insurance


per risk for PRISM. Maximum coverage period 36 months cover.


per risk for Contract Frustration. 36 months cover.


The team has considerable experience in managing claims scenarios, built up over the forty years that the product head has been active in the political risk market. Just as important is the ability to deploy Control Risks Group to assist a client in managing and mitigating a potential loss situation. No other insurer in the political risk market offers this facility.