Capital Risk Solutions

AXIS Insurance’s Capital Risk Solutions team provides Credit and Political Risk insurance products for banks and major corporations.

Our Credit Insurance coverage is primarily for lenders seeking to mitigate the risk of non-payment from their borrowers in emerging markets.

Our Political Risk coverage provides protection against government actions that result in the impairment of cross-border investments for banks and corporations (this is also known as CEND: Confiscation, Expropriation, Nationalization and Deprivation Insurance).

Michael Silas

  • Executive Vice President
  • Head of Capital Risk Solutions
  • Office: +44 (0) 207 847 3489
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  • Experienced global underwriting and analytical team
  • Emphasis on providing coverage to banks
  • Direct marketing as well as traditional broker distribution model
  • Highly customized insurance/risk transfer solutions

Target Class - Banks

We provide Political Risk and Credit Risk coverage for banks involved in financing:




  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Metals & Mining
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Aircraft

    Other Transactions

Our insurance products are designed to protect banks against losses arising from:

  • Sovereign Default
  • Credit Default
  • Currency Inconvertibility/Non-Transfer
  • Political Violence
  • Aircraft Non-Repossession

Target Class - Corporates

Our insurance products cover equity investments, cross-border loans and contracts for goods or services. Coverage is designed to protect companies against losses arising from a range of perils, such as:

  • Contract Frustration due to Political Events
  • Political Violence
  • Currency Inconvertibility and Non-Transfer
  • Credit Default
  • Wrongful Calling of On-Demand Bonds
  • Expropriation
  • Sovereign Default