Category Archives: Political Risk

Energy and mining execs fear a special kind of political risk

The Natural Resources Risk Index found the risk of "creeping expropriation" most troubling to many energy and mining executives. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

The Buzz at RIMS: The Latest News on Property, Political, Cyber, and Casualty

Willis Towers Watson experts talking to clients and insurers at RIMS offered their quick take on the buzz from the convention floor. Continue reading →

Guide to Political Violence and Terrorism Insurance for Financial Institutions

The third element of political risk insurance financial institutions need to be aware of—after political risk insurance and comprehensive nonpayment insurance —is terrorism and political violence cover. Continue reading →

Guide to Comprehensive Nonpayment Insurance for Financial Institutions

In last week’s post, I mentioned political risk insurance doesn’t cover insolvency and protracted payment default; for that you need comprehensive nonpayment policies. This week, I’m going to explain what they do. Continue reading →

Guide to Political Risk Insurance for Financial Institutions

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Political risk insurance (PRI) is a product designed to help mitigate the political uncertainties investors and lenders face when investing or lending into emerging markets. Typically clients are concerned about the long-term political stability of a country, and a PRI … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Kenya is Open for Business — Will Opportunities Outweigh Risks?

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President Obama’s recent trip to East Africa raised the profile of the region’s economic powerhouse. Kenya, the continent’s tech-hub, is now seen as Africa’s answer to Silicon Valley. Even so, the benefits from business growth and innovation have not reached … Continue reading →

Political Risk: Looking for the Next Hot Spot

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As Europe and the global economy brace for the uncertain outcome of the Grexit – the word coined to describe the possible exit of Greece from the European Union – we’re reminded that political risk exposures can crop up anywhere. … Continue reading →

How Global Conflicts Impact Financial Institutions, Investments and Assets

INFOGRAPHIC: NonConflict Countries

What does it mean for financial institutions, investments and assets when virtually the entire world is involved in armed conflict or financial sanctions? Continue reading →