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

RL Diamonte, JM Liew, RL Stevens

Because we sought to quantify the importance of political risk in stock returns, we used ICRG’s political component as our proxy for political risk.
“Political Risk in Emerging and Developed Markets.” Financial Analysts Journal, May/June 1996: 71.

Gene Epstein

Devalued currencies, coups, failed economic plans and other financial and political shocks are difficult to predict and can have disastrous consequences for portfolios invested abroad. But there’s good news, at least for equity investors…International Country Risk Guide…provides information that has great predictive value with respect to future equity returns around the world.
“Risk Measures Prove To Be Excellent Forecasters Of the Rise and Fall of Markets Abroad,” Barron’s, March 11, 1996.

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