Emerging markets can offer great opportunity for investors, but these same markets can also pose a variety of political risks. Among them: War, civil strife, coups and other acts of politically-motivated violence, including terrorism, Expropriation, including abrogation, repudiation, and/or impairment of contract and other improper host government interference, and Restrictions on the conversion and transfer of local-currency earnings. OPIC political risk insurance – often in combination with OPIC financing – allows American businesses to take advantage of commercially attractive opportunities in emerging markets, mitigating risk and helping them compete in a global marketplace.OPIC insurance provides innovative, comprehensive, and cost effective risk-mitigation products to cover losses to tangible assets, investment value, and earnings that result from political perils. This explanation of insurance benefits is provided by Insurance Marketplace.