Marsh's Political Risk Practice specializes in advising corporations on international risk mitigation. We offer consulting services to assist risk and finance managers in determining effective political risk management strategies.

Marsh helps organizations like yours address their needs in this area. Tailored solutions are described below. For more information on all our offerings on this topic plus reports, articles and press releases, visit our Political Risk homepage.


Political Risk

In a world full of political uncertainty, mitigation of political risk is a significant factor in the success of overseas projects, investments, and contracts. By obtaining coverage against possible losses resulting from political actions or inaction by the host government, a company is free to focus on increasing its profit potential.

In addition to traditional political risk insurance programs, risk transfer strategies have become increasingly more flexible and can be adapted to better suit the needs of our clients. They can be channeled through captive management companies, special purpose vehicles, or can be used by financial institutions to mitigate the political risk in their portfolio of emerging market assets. Through creativity and flexibility, Marsh's Political Risk Practice has placed difficult risks and developed customized solutions to complex client issues.

Our clients benefit from the following:

  • Risk Management Solutions: By understanding each client's unique business and philosophy, we create solutions that meet their specific insurance needs. We offer consulting services to assist risk and finance managers in determining effective political risk management strategies. We also assist with contract review, claims management, and country risk assessment.
  • Industry Experience: We have successfully placed political risk programs for clients in a variety of industries including, but not limited to: aerospace, automotive, banking/finance, chemical & life sciences, construction, manufacturing, military/defense, mining, paper, pharmaceuticals, power and power/infrastructure, technology, and telecommunications.
  • Market Relationships: Political risk underwriters recognize the commitment of our full-time specialists both to our clients and to their specific programs. We maintain strong ties and enjoy excellent working relationships with the major private and public sector markets. The Political Risk Practice is staffed with a team of professionals located across North America as well as London-based market placement specialists.
Political Risk Issues for Mobile Assets
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Political Risk Issues for Mobile Assets
The effects of political risk events can range from negligible to severe, with consequences isolated to the loss of the value of the assets, or representing a more integral part of  Read More >>
Political Risk Issues for Lenders
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Political Risk Issues for Lenders
Financial institutions engaged in cross-border lending are often hindered in pursuing similar transactions by limit restrictions to country exposure mandated by regulatory agencies  Read More >>
Political Risk Issues for Permanent Equity Investments
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Political Risk Issues for Permanent Equity Investments
Companies with existing or pending long-term investments in overseas emerging markets are vulnerable to various types of political risks, whether the investment is made in a wholly  Read More >>