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.

AKE Special Report: China’s 19th National Congress and the Economy

The 19th National Party Congress and China’s EconomyWhile the Communist Party’s quinquennial National Congress is the biggest event in the

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Presidential election highlights the potential future risks

Date first published: 09/01/2018 Key sectors:all Key risks:civil unrest; political instability The nationwide protests, which began on 28 December in the

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Poor prospects for prolonged partnership

Date first published: 04/01/2018 Key sectors: oil Key risks: price stability Riyadh’s and Moscow’s oil alliance is over a year old and is

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Ones to Watch, 8 January 2018

Americas: Government and ELN to discuss bilateral ceasefire extension Sectors: all Key Risks: terrorism; insurgency In Colombia, the government and

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Argentina: A few but noisy political violence concerns

Date first published: 28/12/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; commercial damage; land occupations; terrorism Political violence in 2017 was marked by

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Angola: A family empire, dismantled?

Date first published: 12/12/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas Key risks: political instability; frustration of process; poor financial performance Just 50 days after his

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Ones to Watch, 18 December

Americas: Peru’s President Kuczynski to face impeachment vote Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability; governability In Peru, centre-right

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Ukraine: The ramifications of November’s Luhansk ‘coup’

Date first published: 05/12/2017 Key risks: internal conflict; political violence; political instability Key sectors: energy; mining; transportation On 21 November armed men took

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Ones to Watch, 11 December 2017

Americas: Protests to continue in Honduras a Orlando tries to hold on to power Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability Further violence and protests

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Zimbabwe: The fall of Mugabe

Date first published: 28/11/2017 Key sectors: agriculture; finance; trade Key risks: coup; political stability The peculiar ‘non-coup’ of 15 November brought Robert Mugabe’s 37-year

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Ones to Watch, 4 December 2017

Americas: Election recount underway in Honduras Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability Honduras’ electoral commission is undertaking a

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Venezuela: Default, now what?

Date first published: 23/11/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: sovereign/sub-sovereign default; sanctions; political instability Venezuela and state-owned oil company PDVSA have officially defaulted

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