Investment Guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany

Investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany have been a well-established and proven foreign investment promotion scheme of the Federal Government. They hedge eligible German direct investments abroad against political risks that may occur. The promotion instrument contributes significantly to economic growth, as well as to safeguarding and creating Jobs.

The Federal Government has mandated PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft to manage this investment promotion scheme.

Information on other foreign trade promotion instruments of the Federal Government can be found at under the search term "Promotion of foreign trade and investment".

The promotion scheme at a glance


Export Credit Guarantees (Hermes Cover) protect export transactions, in particular in difficult and high-risk markets, against a payment default for commercial / political reasons. 


Investment Guarantees protect direct investments of German companies in emerging markets and developing countries against political risks.               

     Raw materials

Untied Loan Guarantees support the external financing of raw materials projects abroad which are eligible for cover and secure the supply of the German industry with raw materials.


Solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises

The investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany particularly support small and medium-sized enterprises with business activities abroad. 

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