Political Risk Consultancy

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, 17 September 2018

ONES TO WATCH Americas: Showdown between Peru’s executive and legislative powers to intensify Sectors: all Key Risks: governability; policy continuity;

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Egypt: SinaISitis

Date first published: 06/09/2018 Key sectors: oil & gas; energy infrastructure; tourism Key risks: terrorism; security; business disruption The Sinai Peninsula,

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Ones to Watch: 10 September 2018

Americas: Brazil’s election campaign to continue to heat up Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political instability; civil unrest In

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Russia: The spectre of Chechnya returns

Date first published: 28/08/2018 Key risks: civil war; terrorism Key sectors: all Local dictator Ramzan Kadyrov rules Checchnya with an iron

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Ones to Watch: 3 September 2018

Americas: Unprecedented peso rout triggers stricter fiscal deficit targets to contain crisis Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; civil unrest;

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The lira crisis continues

Date first published: 21/08/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: banking crisis; corporate defaults; lira depreciation; inflation The Turkish lira is down almost 40

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Diplomatic Row: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Date first published: 14/08/2018 Key sectors: oil & gas, defence, agriculture Key risks: policy uncertainty; political stability; foreign policy On 6 August Saudi

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Ones to Watch, 20 August 2018

Americas: Lula’s presidential candidacy formally submitted; likely to stoke further controversy Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political instability; civil

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Zimbabwe: Democracy postponed

Date first published: 07/08/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; policy certainty; political violence When Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s

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Ones to Watch: 13 August 2018

Americas: UN-backed Commission asks to revoke Guatemala’s President immunity Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; corruption fallout; political instability; armed

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AKE Special Report – Bangladesh August 2018 Protests

Over the last week, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was brought to a standstill by major protests. The protests escalated on 4

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India: The state of the telecommunications industry

Date first published: 31/07/2018 Key risks: increased competition; losses; default Key sectors: telecommunication The Indian telecommunication sector has changed dramatically over the last

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