Political Risks

The Blenheim Political Risks team has extensive experience underwriting a range of political-event perils focused on emerging markets. We strive to create a partnership with our Insureds and their brokers by providing market-leading levels of service across our suite of products. We aim to provide a consistent and long-term approach to our view on risk.

We provide insurance for our client’s financial and physical assets against a range of political events. Our policies cover non-payment or non-performance by government and private entities. We have extensive experience with investment insurance, crafting policies for fixed and mobile assets covering a range of perils, from expropriation to terrorism and war. Our clients include commodity traders, banks and financial institutions, exporters, and overseas investors. We focus upon short-term trade and commodity business within the emerging markets. We deploy a range of innovative financial and security analytics to support clients in challenging markets across the world.

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David James

Senior Underwriter

David joined Blenheim in 2021 to establish the Political Risk account and oversee wider syndicate strategy in the class. David has worked for several Lloyd’s syndicates across for over more than 30 years in a range of Political Specialty classes. Before joining Blenheim, David worked as Active Underwriter of Amtrust at Lloyd’s Syndicate 1861. Prior to this he held Political Risk and Political Violence Lead Underwriter roles at ANV 1861, Ascot 1414 and XL Brockbank 861. David is also a qualified solicitor, having previously worked at Clifford Chance.

+44 (0)203 958 9868

Edward Fox


Ed joined the Blenheim Political Risk team in 2021 to lead the shaping of the portfolio. Ed has more than 7 years of underwriting experience in the Political Risk and Political Violence classes, with a particular focus on commodity trader clients. Before joining Blenheim, Ed was a Political Risk and Violence Underwriter at NOA Syndicate 3902 and before that held a similar role at Amtrust at Lloyds Syndicate 1861. Ed is ACII qualified.

+44 (0)203 958 9865

Tamsin Plumptre


Tamsin joined the Blenheim in 2021 with work with David and Ed underwriting the newly established Political Risk account. Tamsin has more than 15 years’ experience and a Political Risk and Credit broker across the entire product range. Most recently she was head of structured credit, political and security risks at Canadian independent broker EQUA Specialty, with a strong track record in the banking market. Before this she held roles at Marsh, JLT and Willis. Tamsin is fluent in both Spanish and French.

+44 (0)203 958 9866

William Eveleigh


+44 (0)203 889 8112