Political Risks and Terrorism

Ascot is a specialist in Political Perils and has one of the most respected teams in the Lloyd’s market. With a wealth of experience and expertise we have built an account that is considered pre-eminent.

Since we began in November 2001 we have led the market with solution-driven underwriting, winning a reputation for service and reliability. Our flexibility of approach and experience of emerging markets and broader Political Risk perils are crucial in delivering effective underwriting, with our focus on political violence and terrorism. We pride ourselves on swift resolution of claims and in being able to react quickly to difficult post loss environments alongside our clients.

In the developed world the standalone market for terrorism has come a long way. During a period of rapid evolution Ascot has remained at the fore. Our in-house aggregation systems and client-focused solution-driven underwriting have made us a true market leader.

Our specialist product lines include:

Terrorism – We offer insurance solutions for the full range of Physical Loss or damage wordings. Our team is also experienced in drafting bespoke forms for every type of risk from buildings to event cancellation. We have covered everything from an international footballer to an iconic building in Central Manhattan.

Strikes, Riot, Civil Commotion – We are able to look at the full range of “social” perils that could impact a client’s assets. Our legal and technical knowledge gives us the ability to tailor coverage to the individual client’s needs.

War on Land – Our global reach has been essential in meeting the changing needs of clients, particularly in the extractive resources sector and across emerging markets.

Political Risk – With over 30 years accumulative experience amongst our underwriting team, we are able to provide tailored solutions to clients needs, covering the full range of Political Perils including Confiscation and Contract Frustration.

Please contact one of our underwriters for more information about Ascot’s Political Violence or Political Risk products and services.

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’ConnorExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9606

Mike O'Connor is Executive Underwriter and Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 1995 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Ray Antes

Ray AntesExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8361

Ray is Executive Underwriter for Political Risks. He began his insurance career in 1980 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Matthew Eve

Matthew EveUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9636

Matthew is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2000 and joined Ascot in 2003.

Nick Ridley

Nick RidleyUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9647

Nick is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2007 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Jake Rugge-Price

Jake Rugge-PriceUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Jake is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2009 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Charlie Hickman

Charlie HickmanUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9695

Charlie is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2015.

Jessica Burton

Jessica BurtonAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)203 627 8864

Jessica is an Assistant Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Janet Stacey

Janet StaceyAdministration Manager

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8389

Janet is the Administration Manager for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 1980 and joined Ascot in 2007.

Ellie Barr

Ellie BarrAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Ellie is an Assistant Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Georgia Wilson

Georgia WilsonUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Georgia is an Underwriting Administrator for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2017 and joined Ascot the same year.