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Introduction to political risk insurance - one day course


This interactive programme is designed to give a comprehensive overview of political risk insurance. It considers how the cover can be applied to protect all parties in order to mitigate and manage risks arising from adverse action or inaction of governments. The day will be supported by practical examples which will allow delegates to apply what they have learned.


  • The history and development of political risk insurance
  • Why do companies insure their political risks?
  • Policy structure and pricing
  • Brokers and the distribution network
  • National export credit agencies
  • Private political risk underwriters
  • The International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers (The Berne Union)
  • Political risk insurance trends.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • Gain a practical, working overview of the political risk insurance market
  • Be able to identify what risks can be insured and how cover can be applied
  • Understand how policies are priced by territory and the risks covered
  • Be able to evaluate examples of cases and structure a policy to insure the risks that the insured wishes to mitigate.

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for those who need an overview and general understanding of the principles of political risk insurance and assumes no prior knowledge.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 6 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate clients.