Category Archives: Political Risk

Instability and Insecurity Allow for Further Radicalisation in Libya

With conflict noticeably resurgent over the last two weeks it appears that an increasingly unstable and divided Libya is set for further violence and political uncertainty. Continue reading →

Renewable Investors Face New (Uninsured) Risks from Government Drawbacks

wilting wind farm

Such has been the surge in investment in renewable energy projects, driven by political pressure to invest in less emission-intensive energy production and the provision of renewable energy incentives, that investment in renewables has now outstripped fossil fuel fired plants. Continue reading →

Brazil Must Build on Legacy of World Cup if it is to Turn Around its Economic Woes

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

The World Cup is a one-time event and many of these direct and indirect benefits could prove to be temporary unless Brazil takes steps to build on this legacy. Continue reading →

Ukraine Update

Sloviansk, Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine remains fluid, tense, and poised for a further escalation in violence that directly challenges the weaknesses of the Ukrainian state in the approach to the Presidential Elections on 25th May. The past eight days has seen … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Political Instability

ClimateChange_PoliticalRisk

Traditionally, political risk has meant some form of direct governmental interference such as expropriation. However, national governments are no longer the only, or in many cases the primary, source of political risk in emerging markets. Political risk can also stem from … Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →

Are Cargo Insurance Policies Still Fit for Purpose?

As we celebrate the recent visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Lloyd’s to mark its 325th anniversary, it is also an opportunity to consider if the market is continuing to evolve and meet the needs of our clients in modern … Continue reading →

Ukraine Crisis: A Nordic Perspective

Ukrainian troops

The threat of economic sanctions imposed by Europe and the U.S. on Russia in response to the Ukrainian crisis is a cause of growing concern amongst risk managers in the Nordic region. Continue reading →

The Capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán

The high profile and dramatic capture of “El Chapo” marks a significant victory for Peña Nieto’s administration’s strategy on tackling drug trafficking organisations. However, it could also herald a shift in Mexico’s criminal landscape and prompt a series of swift … Continue reading →

Ukrainian Unrest

After a brief respite in violence, at least 77 people including a number of police and journalists are reported to have been killed over the past few days in renewed violence in Ukraine’s capital Kiev. This period of hostility was … Continue reading →