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.

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Ones to Watch, 28 May 2019

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Ones to Watch, 20 May 2019

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Burkina Faso: The next Mali?

Date first published: 14/5/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: terrorism Violence has spiralled out of control in Burkina Faso in recent

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Ones to Watch, 13 May 2019

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Date first published: 9/5/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: insurrection; political instability; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest; military intervention The failure

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Ones to Watch, 7 May 2019

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Ones to Watch, 29 April 2019

Americas: Panama’s upcoming general elections unlikely to significantly alter main policies Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; corruption; economic and

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Ukraine: Landslide of uncertainty

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Ones to Watch, 23 April 2019

Americas: Measures to control inflation and reduce budget deficit continue in Argentina Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; economic and

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