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.

AKE Special Report – The Jamal Khashoggi Affair and US-Saudi Relations

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair and US-Saudi Relations Key sectors: oil & gas; defence Key risks: sanctions; non-granting of export licences; oil prices The

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Ones to Watch, 22 October 2018

Americas: Far-right Jair Bolsonaro likely to win Brazil’s polarised presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; civil unrest; policy

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Brazil: Expected polarisation

Date first published: 9/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; electoral unpredictability; governability Polarisation has been one of the

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Political Risk Outlook Q3 2018 – 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, 15 October 2018

Americas: Court rulings affecting mining projects in Chile Sectors: mining Key Risks: frustration of process; contract scrutiny   In Chile, court

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Maldives: An end to political infighting?

Date first published: 4/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political instability On 24 September President Abdulla Yameen formally

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Ones to Watch, 8 October 2018

Americas: Costa Rica’s controversial tax reform moves forward; strike to continue Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; strikes; policy changes

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Russia – Ukraine: The battle of the Churches

Date first published: 27/09/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest, property disputes The Russian Orthodox Church recently announced that

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Ones to Watch, 1 October 2018

Americas: General elections in Brazil to lead to polarised presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: policy uncertainty; political instability; civil

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Colombia: ELN peace talks at high risk of collapse

Date first published: 18/09/2018 Key sectors: oil and gas; electricity; security forces Key risks: insurgency; terrorism; targeted violence; kidnapping Formal

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Ones to Watch, 24 September 2018

Americas: Labour unions launch 36-hour strike against Argentina’s government Sectors: all Key Risks: strikes; civil unrest; governability; policy continuity In

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AKE Special Report – The Sino-US Trade War

The Sino-US Trade War The trade war between the United States (US) and China has been on the horizon for

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