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The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) was established in August 1994 as an international institution with full juridical personality, it is rated Aa3 by Moody’s and it is an affiliate of the “AAA” rated Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
Its shareholders of its Capital 400 million Islamic Dinars (equal USD 620 million) are the IDB and 40 countries, which are members of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
ICIEC was established with the objective to increase the scope of trade transactions of the member countries of the OIC, and to facilitate foreign direct investments into these countries, and to provide reinsurance facilities to their National Export Credit Agencies (ECAs). ICIEC fulfills these objectives by providing appropriate Islamic Shariah compatible credit and country risk insurance and reinsurance instruments.
In 2013, ICIEC launched an innovative product “Sukuk Insurance”, which is insuring the Sukuk investor against default on Sukuk issued by Sovereign entities of member countries.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
A global leader in trade credit and political risk, Zurich delivers exceptional financial strength, market-leading capacity and policy period, and unparalleled responsiveness, innovation, and expertise. Zurich Credit & Political Risk has underwriters in Washington D.C., New York, Miami, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney.
Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. We help some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments.
We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations through to handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on the ground protection and support.
Our unique combination of services, our geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us, ensures we can help them effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world. Working across five continents and with 36 offices worldwide, Control Risks provides a broad range of services to help our clients manage political, integrity and security risk.
Ince & Co is an international commercial law firm. Ince & Co handles disputes in relation to political risk, trade credit, political violence and terrorism policies and deals with recoveries. The firm also provides advice on the preparation and review of political and trade credit risk insurance wordings. In addition, we have seven core business areas: aviation, business & finance, commercial disputes, energy & offshore, insurance & reinsurance, international trade and shipping. Ince & Co is consistently ranked in the industry directories as a leading firm in its fields. The firm has over a hundred partners and 180 specialist lawyers across our network of 11 international offices in Beijing, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Monaco, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. It provides expertise in international commercial disputes as well as corporate and commercial transactions.
Established in 1997, Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd (Sovereign) is one of the world's leading underwriters of political risk and sovereign/sub-sovereign nonpayment insurance. Sovereign underwrites coverage for commercial banks, investment banks, trading companies, as well as capital markets and cross-border equity investors. Sovereign is a member of the Berne Union (the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers) and is also active in supporting ECAs and multilateral agencies with coinsurance and reinsurance.
Sovereign is wholly-owned by, and underwrites risk on behalf of behalf of its parent company, ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd., which holds financial strength ratings of A+ from Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best. ACE Limited, the Swiss-incorporated parent company of the ACE Group is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
About The African Trade Insurance Agency
ATI is Africa’s export credit agency insuring investors and companies doing business in Africa against political and trade credit risks. Founded in 2001 by African countries, ATI is now the #1 rated insurer in Africa with a Long Term ‘A/Stable’ rating for Financial Strength and Counterparty Credit from S&P. As of 2013, ATI has supported over US$13 billion worth of trade and investments across Africa in sectors such as agribusiness, energy, exports, housing, infrastructure manufacturing, mining and telecommunications.
Commerzbank is a leading bank in Germany and Poland and one of the leading financial institutions in Europe. As a partner to the business world Commerzbank is directly represented in more than 50 countries as well as through a network with around 5,000 correspondent bank connections worldwide.
We offer our corporate clients a comprehensive range of innovative financing solutions along the entire supply chain and and cover all aspects of trade and export finance activities including ECA covered and PRI insured solutions. Our Structured Export and Trade Finance team maintains a close relation to all major ECAs as well as to private risk insurers and brokers.
For more information on our services and products for corporate clients please visit our website www.commerzbank.com/corporatebanking
Bridges, roads, complex works, water, energy, state-of-the-art hospitals, educational and sports infrastructures, housing solutions, communications, public transport, security and civil protection, agriculture: the companies belonging to the Eurofinsa group take an active role in the development of the countries where they operate, bringing their experience in execution and financing.
Infrastructures are key to social progress, and Eurofinsa has been proud to contribute to a better future for the last 37 years.
The International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers was founded in Berne in 1934. Known as “The Berne Union”, it is the international trade association for credit and investment insurers promoting stability and cooperation in cross-border trade. Its membership includes the major private credit insurers and most national export credit agencies worldwide. Berne Union members support international trade and foreign direct investment by providing risk mitigation products to exporters, investors and banks.
The International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) brings together the world's leading companies that provide credit insurance and/or surety bonds. Founded in 1928 as the first credit insurance association, the current members account for 95% of the world's credit insurance business. Today, with over USD 2 trillion in trade receivables insured and billions of dollars’ worth of construction, services and infrastructure guaranteed, ICISA members play a central role in facilitating trade and economic development on all five continents and practically every country in the world.
ICISA’s main activities are networking, advocacy and media relations, research and education. ICISA stimulates a continuous exchange of knowledge and best practices, in order to improve and develop the specialist service our members give the business community. We also develop industry positions on legal and regulatory developments, representing the industry’s interests towards regulatory and legislative bodies.
Credit Insurance News Digests This new and already highly acclaimed FREE bi-monthly publication from trade credit insurance specialists Credit Insurance News enables trade credit insurance professionals to keep up to date with the latest industry news, reports, jobs and events. The Digest already has over 1500 direct subscribers, predominately in the UK, but also reaches all major credit insurance brokers and credit insurers worldwide, as well as banks, government department and agencies (UK and Global) and credit managers. To view our industry endorsements and to sign-up go to www.creditinsurancenews.co.uk.