AON’S 2013 INTERACTIVE POLITICAL RISK MAP DRAWS ON FIFTEEN YEARS OF EMERGING MARKETS DATA COLLECTION
AS the world re-establishes itself following the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 Arab Spring, Aon released its 2013 political risk map developed jointly with Roubini Global Economics. The map measures political risks, political violence and terrorism in 163 countries and territories to help companies assess the risk levels of exchange transfer, legal and regulatory risk, political interference, political violence, sovereign non-payment, and supply chain disruption. The Aon Political Risk Map also measures banking sector vulnerability, risk to fiscal stimulus and risk of doing business. The map can be accessed at http://www.aon.com/ 2013politicalriskmap/index.html For 2013, Aon’s Political Risk Map shows an increase in the number of countries with upgraded political risk ratings (where the overall country or territory risk is rated lower than the previous year). 13 countries were upgraded in 2013 as opposed to 3 in 2012.The 2013 map also shows only 12 countries experiencing downgrades in comparison to 21 in 2012. The Aon Political Risk Map follows a three-layered approach in analysing political risk in emerging countries (excluding EU and OECD countries). Country ratings reflect a combination of:
analysis by Aon Risk Solutions
analysis by Roubini Global Economics the opinions of 20+ Lloyd's syndicates and corporate insurers actively writing political risk insurance. According to Aon Risk Solutions, with political risk rising up the boardroom agenda, the map enables clients to have access to data and analytics to determine the global drivers of change. It also aids clients in making informed strategic and financial decisions in today’s highly regulated and demanding marketplace. According to Roubini Global Economics, this year the political risk exposure across emerging markets remains volatile, however the data illustrates a differentiation led by a country’s financial ability to bolster its balance sheets. The analysis indicates that Oman, Bahrain and UAE have all experienced upgraded political risk exposure, illustrating their strength in the region to withstand the impact of the 2010 Arab Spring.