A proactive and informative underwriting approach adaptable to each client’s needs

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Cincinnati Global adds superior value by providing a proactive and informative underwriting approach that is transparent and consistent for the partners with whom we do business. We are specialists with more than 40 years of experience underwriting credit, contract frustration and political risk insurance products.

For companies trading with private and public counterparties, Cincinnati Global provides CPRI to protect against non-payment risk. This can include traditional, short-term trade finance in respect of the sale or purchase of goods on deferred payment or delivery terms, or CPRI can encompass more complex and structured trade finance requirements for lengthier durations.

We can also provide investment cover for clients who have assets abroad which are exposed to geopolitical influences affecting the security of their assets.

Our client base spans a wide range of industry sectors, including:

  • Energy
  • Industrials
  • Materials
  • Consumer staples
  • Telecommunications and information technology
  • Financials (bank to bank secured and unsecured lending)
  • Financial investment and lending (private, state-backed and multilateral)
  • Development of critical infrastructure in emerging markets
  • Renewables

Cincinnati Global’s geographic scope covers: Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Australasia.

Key features of cover:

  • Policy limit of liability up to USD/EUR 20 million per transaction and durations of up to seven years for private non-payment coverage and up to fifteen years for sovereign non-payment and political risk are available
  • Non-cancellable limits offered as standard
  • Industry sector support that covers all aspects of the supply chain, from the production and procurement of raw materials through the processing, manufacturing and refining cycle to ultimately the wholesale and off-take of finished products. Cover can also include financial institutions that are financing transactions at any point in the supply chain
  • Non-payment coverage can provide:
    • protection to a supplier or offtaker conducting business with either private counterparties (credit) or sovereign-owned counterparties (contract frustration)
    • open account sales, letters of credit and bills of exchange, to a variety of trade finance solutions, including receivable and inventory finance, pre-export finance, borrowing bases, project finance, reserve-based lending or pre-payment facilities
  • Political risks insurance covers unfair interference by a foreign government in a company’s assets or investments overseas. Specific perils include expropriation, war, terrorism, civil disturbance, embargoes, deprivation of assets, selective discrimination, cancellation of operating licenses and the inability to repatriate dividends or shareholder loans.

Contact details

James Steele-Perkins
Head of Credit and Political Risk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7220 8205   Email

Paul Barrett
Senior Credit and Political Risk Underwriter
Tel: +44 (0)7925 618 082   Email

Eddie Hall
Credit and Political Risk Underwriter
Tel: +44 (0)20 7220 8217   Email


The account is underwritten at Lloyd’s Box 185 and 188 on Gallery 1.