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, 31 December 2018

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Ones to Watch, 24 December 2018

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Date first published: 13/12/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political instability Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ambitious reform agenda was

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Ones to Watch, 17 December 2018

Americas: Government crackdown on dissent continues to intensify in Nicaragua Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption

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France: The King in Yellow

Date first published: 11/12/2018 Key sectors: retail; transport; pensions Key risks: civil unrest; vandalism; political instability President Emmanuel Macron caved to

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Ones to Watch, 10 December 2018

Americas: Voters in Peru support anti-corruption reforms in referendum Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest Exit polls from

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Ukraine – Russia: Provocations or political games in the Kerch Strait

Date first published: 4/12/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: conflict On 25 November, Russia fired on three Ukrainian navy vessels, subsequently

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Ones to Watch, 3 December 2018

Americas: Haiti faces fresh wave of violent anti-government protests Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability; business disruption In Haiti,

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Brazil: Bolsonaro

Date first published: 22/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; governability The election of far-right former captain Jair Bolsonaro as

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Ones to Watch, 26 November 2018

Americas: Leftist AMLO to take office in Mexico on 1 December Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political instability; currency

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Pakistan: A second surrender to extremists

Date first published: 13/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political violence; political stability Mass religious protests led by Cleric

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