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, 25 November 2019
Americas: Uruguay’s centre-right Lacalle Pou likely winner of presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; governability In Uruguay, preliminary results of the 24 November
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Bolivia: Legitimacy crisis
Key sectors: all Key risks: policy continuity; political stability; governability; civil unrest Bolivia’s government is facing an unprecedented legitimacy crisis.
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Ones to Watch, 18 November 2019
Americas: Protest-related disruption expected ahead of Colombia’s 21 November national strike Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; business disruption; political
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Saudi Arabia: Will the behemoth Aramco float or flounder?
Key sectors: oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; contract frustration; policy uncertainty On 1 May 2015 Saudi’s oil behemoth
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Ones to Watch, 11 November 2019
Americas: President Evo Morales steps down; instability risks mount in Bolivia Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; policy continuity; civil unrest; political violence
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Indonesia: Flip-flopping its way to EV supremacy
Key sectors: mining; metals Key risks: policy uncertainty; business risks On 28 October the government ordered a temporary immediate ban
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Ones to Watch, 4 November 2019
Americas: Brazil’s government expects to raise up to US$26bln from upcoming ToR oil auction Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks:
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Chile: Surprising violence
Key sectors: all Key risks: looting; arson attacks; violent clashes; civil unrest; policy continuity Chile’s latest wave of civil unrest
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Ones to Watch, 28 October 2019
Americas: Peronist Alberto Fernandez wins Argentina’s presidency; political risks rise Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; capital controls; non-payment; policy
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United Kingdom: Over to EU
Key Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; elections; trade disruptions On 22 October, parliament voted to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit
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Ones to Watch, 21 October 2019
Americas: Violent unrest and associated disruption expected to continue in Chile Sectors: all Key Risks: violent unrest; vandalism; looting; business
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Hong Kong SAR: IEDs and firebombs in Asia’s finance hub
Date first published: 15 October 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; internal conflict On 13 October, during the
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