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Credit, Political Risk and Terrorism

Willis Towers Watson’s Financial Solutions team offers transactional broking services in the credit, political risk and terrorism insurance markets. Our clients are international banks, leasing companies, commodity traders, export credit agencies and multinational corporates.

Delivering time tested solutions

Willis Towers Watson's Financial Solutions offers transactional insurance broking services in the credit, political risk and terrorism insurance markets. We were established more than 40 years ago and provide real-time access to global insurance markets through teams in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Copenhagen, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Washington DC. Our more than 130 professional colleagues come from a variety of backgrounds, including underwriting, corporate and investment banking, legal and accounting, all delivering bespoke solutions and expertise to our clients.

We invest the time and resource to understand each client's business, as well as the economic and credit risks that arise from operating in a world where geopolitical threats and regulations are constantly changing.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Financial institutions
    We provide financial institutions around the world with expertise around non-payment, trade credit, political risk and political violence. This includes terrorism insurance.
  • Export credit agencies, multilaterals and development banks
    Our bespoke solutions help ensure that export credit agencies, multilaterals and development banks have access to insurance products to suit all requirements.
  • Companies and investors
    Our brokers work with a robust product suite that provides both people and organisations with cover in scenarios ranging from trade credit risk to political
  • Commodity traders
    Working closely with commodity traders, we understand the complex nature of the risk issues facing this market.
  • Aviation financiers and lessors
    Willis Towers Watson was a pioneer in contingent aviation insurance, designed to protect both financiers and lessors in the event that the aircraft operator's policy is not triggered if there is a claim. We also help clients access possessed insurance that provides primary insurance cover for aircraft that are no longer subject to lease or finance agreements or are in the course of repossession. Our experts work closely with the Aerospace division, but operate outside it to minimize and manage and potential conflicts of interest.
  • VAPOR – Risk analytics
    This is a unique analytics tool that enables companies to assess the financial impact of political risk exposure by industry and country in real dollar terms. Combining the strengths of Oxford Analytica's geopolitical analysis and the political risk experience of Willis Towers Watson, VAPOR covers six different political risk perils, across 14 industries in over 160 countries, with risk ratings updated regularly.
  • Claims
    Our specialist claims teams has helped successful payment on time and in full of over $1bn in credit and political risks claims since 2008. Their expertise helps us guide clients through the whole process from the notification of a loss through to loss adjustment to a claim settlement.

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