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: 22 August 2016

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Ones to Watch: 15 August 2016

Americas: Venezuela-Colombia border reopens; Olympic security; utility hike in Argentina Venezuelans will likely continue to cross en masse into neighbouring Colombia

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Ones to Watch: 3 August 2016

Americas: Rio Olympics begin; ELN peace talks, Nicaragua’s increased political tension In Brazil, civil unrest and crime will remain key

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Ones to Watch: 27 July 2016

Americas: recall referendum in Venezuela; Peru’s new president; Mexico teachers’ strike Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) is expected to discuss

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Ones to Watch: 20 July 2016

Americas: Security in Rio; unrest in Argentina; and Colombian truckers’ strike In Brazil heightened security measures should be expected over

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Ones to Watch: 14 July 2016

Americas In Chile, student-led opposition to the government’s education reform is expected to continue to fuel unrest at least over

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Ones to Watch: 6 July 2016

Americas: Puerto Rico defaults; teacher protests in Mexico; security issues at the Olympics On 1 July Puerto Rico defaulted on US$911m of bond

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Ones to Watch: 19 September 2016

Americas: Mexico City to face unrest during students’ disappearance second anniversary Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest, traffic disruption, exposure

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Special Report: Terrorist Threat in West Africa

  Following French military intervention in Mali in 2013, terrorist attacks in West Africa have escalated in retaliation. The risk

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Special Report: Brazil’s Olympic Security Challenges

  Brazil to face a heightened risk of terrorism ahead of and during the Games Growing attention drawn to the

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