For 40 years, our unique, quant-driven political and country risk analyses, forecasting, and data series have been proven remarkably accurate.
The world’s leading institutional investors — with trillions in assets under management — rely on our proprietary products. Our prestigious client list also includes central banks, multilateral organizations, transnational firms, and leading academics.
Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of political risk and making it relevant to our clients’ proprietary interests sets us apart from others in the sector.
Our work has helped investors and central banks develop new portfolio positions and hedge across a range of countries and asset classes. Transnational firms use our forecasts to employ sensitive risk management stratagems and employ our data to determine realistic hurdle rates and sovereign risk analyses. Academics and multilateral organizations have access to a credible data series with which to further their own research agendas.
UNPRECEDENTED ACCURACY AND BREADTH
Our results are consistently and independently back-tested for relevance and accuracy by such organizations as the IMF and by scholars at leading universities, including the Fuqua School of Business and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Our ratings and data has been used to settle commercial disputes. PRS is the only firm in the political risk sector to be genuinely recognized by judicial bodies as authorities in field.
Looking ahead, I am excited to be moving our methods and data into the field of computer analytics and machine learning, formulating new models of risk assessment with leading industry and academics from North America, Europe and the Middle East. I am equally enthusiastic about enhancing our assessments through satellite data analysis, as well as further developing our proprietary political risk pricing models, in conjunction with some of the world’s leading business schools, to fit a variety of assets.
Our strength lies in the idea that political risk and country risk assessment becomes particularly meaningful when it is quantified, when it is looked at uniformly over time and between jurisdictions, and when it can be applied to the behavior, pricing, and protection of assets.