Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter Two 2016 update

Our Q2 update was conducted in a pre-Brexit world (using market values as of 15/6/16) and the upward quarterly movement in CRPs reflected a growing risk aversion and heightened financial market volatility ahead of the vote. A general movement into safe assets has been spurred by a number of global economic and political factors, and qualitative evidence suggests that amongst these was the uncertainty surrounding the result of the UK's referendum on its membership of the European Union.

Why should you and your business care about country risk? Watch our overview video below to get a better understanding.

Country risk map

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Our country risk videos

Why should you care about country risk?

We look in more detail at the quarter one results for our country risk map, and look at examples of how this is affecting business today.

 

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Country risk in two minutes

Naz Naini gives an overview of what country risk is, why it's relevant for your business and our services in this area.

 

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How has country risk evolved?

Our interactive map, above, shows just how much country risk has evolved over the past decade. Some countries have become much riskier to operate in, whilst others have seen their risk levels fall. An analysis of country risk trends can help organisations identify these risks and opportunities early on in their planning processes.

For UK companies that have international operations or are considering opportunities abroad, managing and accounting for country risk will be a key consideration. Our country risk service can help companies to quantify and manage such risks in order to make better business decisions.


How can we help?

Our country risk service can help companies to quantify and manage such risks in order to make better business decisions.

We calculate Country Risk Premiums (CRPs) for 187 sovereign nations using an economic model that we have developed since 1998. Our model uses a range of inputs in generating CRPs, including reliable sources of credit and risk ratings and sovereign bond information.

For more information, please contact a member of the team.