A lack of data-driven insight and trusted analysis means that many investors are regularly caught out by emerging political risks. Government instability, civil unrest and erratic policymaking can, and do, affect returns in emerging and frontier markets. But rising political risk is also making the traditionally stable markets of the West more volatile. Understanding what may happen next is critical.
Institutional investors are increasingly turning to our data and research to help fill this gap. By integrating our indices into their portfolios, asset managers can price in 40+ political risks, as well as 110+ economic and ESG issues to achieve a genuinely global and independent perspective on their risk exposure. Our data is backed up by access to in-depth research, daily updates, and briefings from an expert team of regional, sector and thematic analysts. This full-spectrum approach ensures you have the insight you need to identify and track market-shifting risk dynamics and make better investment decisions. Learn more about our risk indices:
Via our online platform, you can build and custom-weight your own configurations of countries and risk factors, drawing on 40+ timely, robust and globally comparable political risk indices
By conducting cluster analysis across our many political, economic and regulatory risk factors, you can create the groupings that are right for your risk appetite and investment strategy
You can risk-adjust your positions more effectively by drawing our independent data into your view of market pricing, and understand when to go against consensus by accessing our independent macro and country experts
Through in-depth analysis of structural political risks and detailed scenario briefings with our experts, we can help you understand the long-term risk trajectories of emerging and frontier markets
Our deep sector expertise – especially in extractives and agro-commodities – will provide an accurate picture of which industries are most exposed to political risk, and the potential impact, for any country worldwide
Our Corporate Exposure Tool, alongside in-depth subnational or project-level research and risk assessments for real assets, will help you to quantify the exposure of extractive firms to political risk across your global operations