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.

Russia: Moscow’s summer of rage

Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political violence; political stability As Moscow’s summer of 2018 is remembered for the

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Ones to Watch, 5 August 2019

Americas: President Macri expected to come second in Argentina’s 11 August primary elections Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political

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Hong Kong SAR: Triad gangs at work

Date first published: 30/7/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; civil unrest; organised crime The ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong began

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Ones to Watch, 29 July 2019

Americas: Bilateral US-Venezuela tensions to remain high despite Chevron’s license renewal Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: business risks; expropriation; sanctions In Venezuela, the

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Ones to Watch, 22 July 2019

Americas: Puerto Rico to face further protests, heightened political instability risks Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; protests; political stability In Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Rossello

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Puerto Rico: ‘Chatgate’, another crisis on the precipice of debt deal

Date first published: 23/7/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political instability; debt crisis Puerto Rico has plunged into a

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US-EU-Iran: Exorbitant privilege to sanction

Date first published: 11/7/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: sanctions Former French prime minister and then finance minister Valery Giscard d’Estaing

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Ones to Watch, 15 July 2019

Americas: Mexico’s Trans-Isthmus trade corridor to face increasing local opposition   Sectors: trade; transport Key Risks: civil unrest; local opposition; business

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Ones to Watch, 8 July 2019

Americas: Indigenous protests against oil-related activities intensify in northern Peru Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: civil unrest; business disruption

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China: The Baoshang Backlash

Key sectors: finance Key risks: liquidity risks; credit risks On 24 May the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced that

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Political Risk Outlook Q2 2019 – 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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Ones to Watch, 1 July 2019

Americas: Strikes, unrest against President Morales re-election bid to intensify across Bolivia  Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; business disruption

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