Political risk consulting, political risk analysis

We are specialists in providing economic and political risk consultancy. Our intelligence analysts are building on 20 years experience in understanding political risks faced by our clients in insurance and financial services.

We offer a bespoke consultancy solution that directly answers our clients' questions by cutting through the white noise of excess information and news updates that too often drown-out insightful analysis.

At our core is a team of experts dedicated to providing tailored analysis and strategic forecasting, allowing our clients to confidently asses the risk associated with investing in challenging environments and emerging markets.

1. Political Risks

Confiscation, licence cancellation, selective discrimination, regulatory risks

2. Economic Risks

Sovereign / sub-sovereign default, currency inconvertibility, macroeconomic trends

3. Political Violence

Terrorism, civil unrest, labour unrest,internal and external conflict, kidnap and piracy

Our political and economic risk services are delivered globally by an experienced team of regional political, security and subject matter experts, as well as regional language specialists.

Contact us to learn more about our experience, and how we help you understand and avoid the business risks faced by your organisation.

Tailored political risk reports

Our analyst team provides tailored political risk reports on the risks to assets, contracts and payments, or high-level country risk and sector overviews

  • Physical security risks to assets, including risk of physical damage or business interruption
  • Political risk analysis including hostile government action, expropriation of assets, contract cancellation or legal and legislative risks
  • Macro-economic risks, sovereign default
  • Non-payment risks by sub-sovereign entities


hostile environment security, security consultancy, risk mitigation, security assessment, high risk security services

In-house political risk consultants and face-to-face political risk consultancy

AKE embeds highly-qualified political risk specialists in our client's teams to help them assess the risk to their business portfolio, and give them a competitive edge:

  • Full or part-time embedded political risk consultants
  • Face-to-face political risk consultancy
  • Regular briefings and expert economic and political risk insight
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Telephone advice consultancy



Online political risk analysis platform and credit risk modelling

Our intelligence team provides online country risk platform and credit risk models that help clients assess the political, security and financial risks they face at the touch of a button.

AKE's political risk consultants provide tailored analysis and foresight that builds on an understanding of our clients' business. For details, pricing options and to learn more about our approach please contact us.

Ones to Watch, 10 August 2020
Americas: Nationwide demonstrations, blockades to enter second week in Bolivia Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption
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Mexico: Untameable fuel theft
Date first published: 04/08/2020 Key sectors: oil and gas; commercial assets; public security Key risks: damage to infrastructure; violent crime;
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Ones to Watch, 3 August 2020
Americas: Opposition candidate Mohamed Irfaan Ali sworn in as president Sectors: oil and gas; mining Key Risks: political instability; policy continuity; civil unrest
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Libya: Setting sights on Sirte
Date first published: 28/07/2020 Key sectors:oil & gas Key risks:sanctions; political instability; war on land Clashes between the United Nations(UN)-recognised
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Ones to Watch, 27 July 2020
Americas: Chile’s President Pinera signs early pension withdrawals into law; shocks expected Sectors: all Key Risks: financial market disruption; economic
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Russia: Norilsk Nickel’s Arctic oil spill
Date first published: 21/07/2020 Key sectors: various Key risks: environmental risks; civil unrest On 29 May a fuel storage tank
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Ones to Watch, 20 July 2020
Americas: Landslides continue to affect oil pipeline operations in Ecuador Sectors: oil and gas; power generation Key Risks: business interruption;
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Hong Kong SAR: One Country, One Internet?
Date first published: 14/07/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; financial risk; frustration of process One Country, Two Internets
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Ones to Watch, 13 July 2020
Americas: Suriname’s National Assembly to elect the country’s president Sectors: oil and gas; mining Key Risks: political instability; policy continuity;
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Aviation after COVID-19
Date first published: 09/07/2020 Key sectors: aviation Key risk: bankruptcy; mergers; state-aid There are few industries that have been more
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Political Risk Outlook Q2 2020 – Ones to Watch
AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape
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Iran: Nantaz nuclear nightmare
Date first published: 07/07/2020 Key sectors: nuclear; shipping; aerospace Key risks: sanctions; political instability; cyber-warfare; war on land On 2
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