From the CEO – March 2018

Dear Clients, As ICRG was wrapping up its March ratings, developments affecting North Korea were gaining steam. Just weeks before a scheduled April 27th meeting between Kim Jong Un and South Korea President Moon Jae-in – to be followed presumably in May by a get-together with President Trump – Read Entire Entry

Colombia – Leftist Unlikely to Survive Run-off

With controversy still swirling around the peace agreement with the FARC, and President Juan Manuel Santos pursuing the rather quixotic goal of concluding a separate deal with the ELN, it seemed safe to assume that this year’s presidential election would once again be a referendum on the Read Entire Entry

Sri Lanka – Rajapaksa’s Comeback Shakes Coalition

Local elections held on February 10 were widely viewed as a referendum on the performance of the reformist government made up of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP and the faction of SLFP that has remained loyal to President Maithripala Sirisena after he unexpectedly unseated Mahinda Read Entire Entry

Russia – Putin Once More

The country is now fully in election mode ahead of a presidential contest scheduled for March 18. Barring an act of nature, it is a foregone conclusion that Vladimir Putin will win another six-year term, extending his mandate to 2024. Putin has distanced himself from the United Russia brand by Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – February 2018

Dear Clients, With volatility and risk remaining at relatively high levels following the global sell-off (and partial recovery) in equities earlier this month, we’ve received several calls from clients about oil prices and how political risk might affect them. The inquiries are relevant as the Read Entire Entry