Political and country risk assessment becomes particularly meaningful when it is quantified over time and between jurisdictions, and when it is applied to the behavior and protection of assets.

International Country Risk Guide (ICRG)

CountryData Online (CDO)

Political Risk Services (PRS)

PRS-Queen’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative

For nearly 40 years, The PRS Group has been the trusted source for reliable, quant-driven political and country risk forecasts and ratings. LEARN MORE

Satellite Data Analysis Group

PRS has now embarked into the fields of remote sensing & image processing, spatial data analysis, and geographic information system (GIS) mapping. LEARN MORE

Litigation Support Group

How can the political risk premium on assets be quantified and accepted by the courts? How can the results aid in the litigation or settlement process? LEARN MORE

Anti-Corruption and Investment Climate Group

In 2016, PRS put into play its Anti-Corruption and Investment Climate (ACIC) group. LEARN MORE

The Political Risk Investor

Political risk is profitable. The key is to harness the power of risk and translate that force into investible actions. LEARN MORE

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For 40 years, PRS’ unique, quant-driven political and country risk analyses, forecasting, and data series have been the world’s leader.

PRS makes political risk commercially relevant to firms and investors with asset portfolios and operations on the ground, and to the globe’s leading researchers and scientists.

PRS is able to price political risk, predict it with confidence, and see past and future patterns among both countries and risk metrics. Our risk portfolios have returned over 20%. No other firm has such accomplishments. Our clients know it.

From the world’s leading institutional investors – with trillions in assets under management – to central banks, multilateral organizations, transnational firms, and leading academics, PRS’ clients know how to challenge risk and make it work for them.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Campbell R. Harvey

I have used PRS’ International Country Risk Guide index on over a dozen scientific publications [and] found...a significant ability of the PRS political risk indicator to predict realized political risk events. These data also allow us to address questions of great interest to a finance audience. For example, the same paper asks the question: how much of a country’s sovereign bond yield is due to political risk?
Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dr Michel-Henry Bouchet

I have been using risk ratings and economic data from International Country Risk Guide for roughly thirty years, for teaching Country Risk Management in Europe, in China, in Latin America, and in the US. In addition, ICRG provides me with a vital source of risk ratings and forecasts in managing and advising investment funds that focus on volatile countries, both emerging and developed, given that the former have lost the monopoly of country risk turbulence. ICRG risk scores that go back to the mid-1980s are also a key input in econometric research for cross-country correlation analysis. Overall, the combination of qualitative and quantitative risk data makes ICRG an indispensable ingredient in country risk assessment.
Distinguished Finance Professor, Skema Business School (Paris-Sophia Antipolis-Suzhou-Raleigh)

LD Howell and B Chaddick

PRS projections have been tested against foreign investor losses due to political reasons (using loss-claim data supplied by OPIC) and found to be the “most reliable.” Indeed, the PRS model points to elements of the economic or business relationship that are most vulnerable to negative political influences.
“Models of Political Risk for Foreign Investment and Trade: An Assessment of Three Approaches,” 29 (3), Columbia Journal of World Business (1994).

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