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Global Surety, Trade credit

QBE Insurance Group is one of the world’s top insurance and reinsurance companies with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney. QBE employ more than 11,700 people across 27 countries.

QBE’s strategy is focused on delivering the potential that comes with being one of the world’s few truly global insurers. QBE achieves this through maintaining a commitment to underwriting and claims excellence while continuing to invest in strategic growth and operational efficiencies. QBE fosters a strong underwriting culture that is supported by a high-quality balance sheet.

Trade Credit
QBE Trade Credit applies a consistent and aligned approach to the way it manages, grows, and builds its global trade credit business supported by its global online underwriting platform and suite of products, all underpinned by a commitment to providing technical underwriting expertise and claims excellence. As a result, QBE is one of the top providers of trade credit insurance in the world.

QBE has the capability to provide trade credit insurance solutions in most markets worldwide by placing via company offices, fronters, business partners, and QBE’s Syndicate 1886 at Lloyd’s of London. Specialist trade credit underwriters are located globally including Australia, Singapore, UK, and North America.

QBE offers products suitable across all industries and customer segments. QBE supports Small to Medium Enterprises, large corporations, and financial institutions. The core products are Comprehensive, Key Account, and Single Risk policies. Additional products include excess of loss, top-up, factoring, receivables purchase and payables purchase.

QBE Surety is a provider of contract and commercial bonds with capabilities to underwrite surety in many key markets with dedicated surety underwriters in Australia, France, New Zealand, UK, and the US. QBE has significant capacity to issue a broad range of surety bonds across various sectors of industry and commerce. The surety team’s success is attributable to its underwriting expertise and industry experience to meet the needs of its customers.

Political Risk

QBE offers a broad suite of Political Risk products covering both assets and trade with a focus on emerging markets. Managed from London, the team is able to provide worldwide political risk insurance for assets and non-payment/ contract frustration insurance for commodity traders, financial institutions, exporters and corporates.

QBE has the capability to issue policies using Syndicate 1886 at Lloyd’s of London as well as QBE UK, QBE Europe or other QBE security according to customer needs.

Executive Management

Nicky Ablett – Global Head of Trade Credit & Surety
Barry Robinson – Head of Underwriting, Global Credit & Surety
Rutger Hesseling – Chief Operations Officer

John Sutherland – Head of Credit and Surety, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific
Trevor Williams – Head of Credit and Surety, European Operations
Harpreet Mann – SVP Underwriting Leader, Trade Credit & Surety, North America
James Evans – Head of Credit and Surety, Asia
Jack Waltham – Head of Political Risk.