Political Risk Map 2017
Shock events in the West, including the UK’s Brexit vote and the result of the US presidential election, have the potential to amplify geopolitical risks in 2017. Large populations have become dissatisfied with conventional politics, driven by factors such as surges in immigration, the ongoing terrorism threat, and the knock-on effect of global financial crises. This has resulted in increased protectionism and the rise of anti-establishment, nation-first parties in countries around the world. Succession risks, conflict, and instability present further concerns in several regions.
How will your organisation navigate this volatile environment?
For organisations with international operations, understanding where risks lie has never been more important. To help you quickly survey the political landscape, Marsh shares the Political Risk Map 2017. Comprised of country risk scores and commentary from BMI Research, a leading source of independent political, macroeconomic, financial, and industry risk analysis, the map presents a global view of issues facing multinational organisations and investors. Use the map to identify where your organisation may need to refocus its risk mitigation strategies, modify its business plan, or examine alternative risk financing measures.
About BMI Research
The country risk index (CRI) used in the Political Risk Map is from BMI Research. The CRI quantifies the risk of a shock, such as an economic crisis or a sudden change in the political environment, which would affect business conditions within a country. The CRI is the average of six risk index components: short-term and long-term political and economic risk indices, and also operational risk, which is given a double weighting because it is not broken down into different timeframes. Operational risk assesses four main areas: the labour market, trade and investment, logistics, and crime and security. Unlike economic and political risk, operational risk assesses the status quo, rather than BMI's projections for the coming year.
For more information on BMI Research visit their website.