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 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

Private Client Advantage

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

LD Howell & 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).

G Bekaert, et al.

We can also use the [ICRG] political risk spread to come up with an adjusted equity discount rate that reflects political risk, without double counting other risks…Political risk spreads [as measured using ICRG] are often substantially smaller than full sovereign spreads, implying that the standard approaches substantially overstate discount rates used in international project evaluation, potentially leading to significant under investment.
“Political Risk and International Valuation,” National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015.

Reid W Click

I've found PRS's International Country Risk Guide data to be a rich and reliable source of information for my research. The panel is comprehensive, spanning more time and covering more countries than any other data set on country risk analysis. ICRG's political risk indicators are especially valuable, as they are recognized as the most authoritative data available.
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

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