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African Trade Insurance agency


ATI is a pan-African institution that provides political risk insurance to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, we are best positioned to understand and assess the risks here – and to help mitigate them. As a result, we offer robust risk solutions to our clients. Our financial partners have come to rely on our assessments because of our credibility, financial strength, and underwriting capacity.

Our Story

In 2000, a group of African countries, under the leadership of COMESA, commissioned a World Bank-funded study to look into why the region wasn’t attracting more Foreign Direct Investments. The results showed political risks to be the main concern of investors.

ATI launched one year later to provide risk solutions for investors. We added credit insurance to our product menu in 2006 when member countries identified trade as another important pillar of growth. With additional funding and technical support from the World Bank and later, the African Development Bank, ATI has grown into a market leader for risk mitigation in Africa.

Our Vision

To transform Africa into a prime trade and investment destination.

Our Mission

To turn African Risk into opportunity by providing Insurance and Financial products, in partnership with the private and public sector.

Our Mandate

To facilitate, encourage and develop the provision of, or the support for insurance, including coinsurance and reinsurance, guarantees and other financial instruments and services for the purposes of promoting trade, investment and other productive activities in Africa in supplement to those which may be offered by the private sector, or in cooperation with the private sector.

Our Values

We strive to carry out our business with a customer-first approach combined with integrity, creativity, unity of purpose and an attitude of getting it right the first time.

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