From the CEO – November 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, As I mentioned on CNBC last month – and repeated several times in the press and in our reports – the real political risk facing British prime minister, Theresa May, wasn’t getting a deal with the EU on the terms of her country’s exit from the union but selling the product at Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – October 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, The gyrations and sell-offs of most asset classes during October continued as ICRG was going to press.  Clearly something that I spoke about in previous client letters given stretched valuations, rising  interest rates, trade issues, weakening global growth – the latter witnessed Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – September 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, While most attention on emerging markets of late concerns the underperformance of the asset class and the travails of such countries as Argentina and Turkey, one region that hasn’t received much attention is Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paucity of discussion is unfortunate since, Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – August 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, President Trump’s penchant for bilateral trade deals and turning up the heat during the phases of the negotiations were in full view as PRS was concluding this month’s ratings, analyses, and forecasts. After weeks of what appeared to be stalled talks between Washington and Mexico Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – July 2018

Dear Clients, The release of second quarter American GDP growth was one of the more significant market and economic events as PRS wrapped up its monthly data, ratings and forecasts. As our data are showing, the growth figure has some not entirely inconsequential implications for emerging market Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – June 2018

Dear Clients, All eyes were on Mexico and the July 1st vote as the finishing touches to our monthly data were completed.  The backdrop to the campaign could not be more depressing and the election has been among the bloodiest in the country’s checkered history. More than 120 politicians have Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – May 2018

Dear Clients, Italian assets continued to take a hit as we went to press in May, with the government’s two-year note – the debt instrument most sensitive to changes in political risk – being slammed the hardest, rising to its highest level in four years, breaking through 2.7% for the first Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – April 2018

Dear Clients, The flattening of the yield curve in the US, witnessed by a narrowing of the gap between the two- and 10-year Treasury note, was foremost on our minds as PRS/ICRG concluded its forecasts and ratings for the month. The shape of the curve is important since it is seen as an indicator of Read Entire Entry

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

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