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.

Venezuela: The Guaido-Maduro showdown intensifies
Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; sanctions; governability; civil unrest On 5 January Nicolas Maduro’s regime moved to seize
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Ones to Watch, 13 January 2020
Americas: Brazil’s Vale secures US$3bln syndicated loan despite looming criminal charges Sectors: mining Key Risks: business risks; criminal charges; fines
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Armenia-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan: Iran crisis threatens its northern Eurasian neighbours
Key sectors: all Key risks: trade disruption; refugee crisis; energy market disruption; conflict The dramatic assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards
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Political Risk Outlook Q4 2019 – Ones to Watch
AKE’s Special Report examines the security environment in Hong Kong SAR after several weeks of violent protests triggered by a
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AKE Ones to Watch, 6 January 2020
Americas: Bolivia’s general election rerun to be held on 3 May Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; violent
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Ones to Watch, 30 September 2019
Americas: Venezuela’s Maduro asks Brazil to hand over five suspects for raid against military post  Sectors: all Key Risks: bilateral and diplomatic tensions
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Ones to Watch, 23 December
Americas: Oil production launched at Stabroek block’s Liza field offshore Guyana Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business; economic risks In Guyana, oil giant
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Americas: IMF to unlock funds as revised tax reform approved in Ecuador Sectors: all Key Risks: non-payment; policy continuity; governability 
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South Sudan: The ceasefire holds, for now
Date first published: 10 December 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political instability The 12 November deadline for
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Ones to Watch, 9 December 2019
Americas: Argentina’s president-elect Alberto Fernandez to take office; policy shifts expected Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; governability
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Papua New Guinea: A will but not necessarily a way for Bougainville
Date first published: 05 December 2019 Key sectors: mining Key risks: political stability; internal conflict On 7 December, polling for
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Hong Kong SAR: The siege of PolyU
Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; internal conflict On 26 November a 50-strong group made up of security guards,
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