International Risk Consultants, Inc. (IRC) is a global brokerage specializing in trade credit insurance, political risk insurance, and trade finance solutions. The firm also brokers credit information, collections services, and other trade-related products. See IRC's Product Offering for additional information on our products and services. IRC serves as a one-stop source for companies to obtain quotations from multiple providers , and offers proactive service and advocacy after product placement. IRC is one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the field and effectively uses its leverage to help clients to obtain the best possible contract structures.
IRC began operations in August 1987 in Columbus, Ohio and now has partner-operated offices throughout the U.S. as well as in Brazil, India, Hong Kong, and China. IRC joined the International Credit Brokers Alliance, headquartered in Paris, France in 2003. This partnership extends IRC’s global reach to the UK, continental Europe -- both East and West -- Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. The International Credit Brokers Alliance allows IRC to provide "Glocal" solutions, i.e., those requiring global reach with a local touch. Combined, the International Credit Brokers Alliance and IRC have offices in forty-five cities in twenty-five countries on five continents. No other brokerage group in the world offers our array of cross-border services and risk-mitigation structures.
IRC’s Special Risk Group (SRG) is a team of industry experts devoted exclusively to the application of credit and political risk insurance solutions to structured trade finance problems. SRG works on medium term placements (single situation or multi-buyer), political risk, and short-term single buyer transactions. Clients access the SRG team through any of our operating units or regional offices.