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 on our monthly data were being 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 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