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.

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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Ones to Watch, 7 July 2020
Americas: Argentina presented improved debt offer to in last move to avoid unruly default Sectors: all Key Risks: sovereign default;
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Suriname: Desi desists?
Date first published: 30/06/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; policy continuity; sovereign default President Desire Delano ‘Desi’ Bouterse
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China – North Korea: Three nos: the mantra driving China’s North Korea Strategy
Date first published: 23/06/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: external conflict; regional stability On 16 June, North Korea demolished the
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Ones to Watch, 22 June 2020
Americas: Chile facing tightened lockdown, Codelco suspends projects over COVID-19 Sectors: all Key Risks: business interruption; economic risks In Chile,
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DRC: Kamerhe corruption trial highlights President’s perennial power struggles
Date first published: 16/06/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: frustration of process; corruption; political instability On 20 June, a Kinshasa
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Ones to Watch, 15 June 2020
Americas: Controversial proposal to merge Mexico’s regulators postponed amid backlash Sectors: all Key Risks: regulatory changes; contract frustration In Mexico,
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European Union: A small step towards fiscal federalism
Date first published: 09/06/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: sovereign debt; economic recovery; fiscal federalism In 1790, Alexander Hamilton, the
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Ones to Watch, 8 June
Americas: Guyana completes 2 March general election vote recount, opposition set to win Sectors: oil and gas; mining Key Risks:
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Burundi: What next after 20 May general elections?
Date first published: 2/06/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; external conflict; political violence; civil unrest; economic growth Burundi’s
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Ones to Watch, 1 June 2020
Americas: Suriname faces heightened political instability after crucial election Sectors: oil and gas; mining Key Risks: political instability; policy continuity;
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