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Described by a former speechwriter to President Obama as an “invaluable resource”, GRI was founded at the London School of Economics (LSE) by four then-graduate students seeking to revolutionize the political risk industry, and bring it to the 21st century. 

We saw an industry that fell short in providing a platform to give young, talented thinkers the opportunity to share their perspectives with the world, and advocate for a more free, equal and greener world.

We truly believe that ideas matter. Our up-and-coming political scientists are in a unique position to challenge mainstream assumptions, identify overlooked risks and shed light on positive trends around the world. They are not constrained by tradition or expectations – they are free to be original in their analysis. This will only add value to a global audience that want to truly understand the world from all angles. 

We also saw an industry which was not accessible to all market players, especially small businesses and investors. So we set out to bring the political risk industry into the 21st century by empowering our young, bright thinkers, and ensuring our analysis is accessible to all businesses, small or large – from start-ups, investment firms to multinationals.

Global Risk Insights (GRI) is now a world-leading publication for political risk news and analysis. Our global network of analysts provides cutting-edge analysis on political events shaping business, economic, and investment climates in every corner of the world. We help businesses and individuals stay ahead of the competition by illuminating unseen risks and highlighting undiscovered opportunities.

We are at the forefront of innovation in our industry – we’ve pioneered a unique political forecasting methodology called Future Generator that combines big data analytics with human intelligence.

We have a growing network of more than 700 analysts who embody our 21st century ethos – they are entrepreneurial in spirit, global in perspective and local in expertise. Our team includes up-and-coming and former presidential advisors, PhD students, industry consultants, and journalists. Their work for GRI is frequently referenced by leading think-tanks, financial institutions, military generals, former foreign ministers and leading media outlets, including BBC World, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TIME Magazinand many others. 


“In an era when the world can change in an instant, Global Risk Insights helps us step back and understand the broader historical trends that shape our world. Whether you’re a policymaker, an investor or a student, GRI is an invaluable resource for navigating our uncertain times.”

-Terence Szuplat, one of the longest serving speechwriters to President Obama

“GRI is a terrific resource, filled with sharp and focused analysis of the problems that are regrettably dividing our world and paralyzing effective policy.”

– Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies & Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University.

“GRI has quickly become a serious player in assessing risks and opportunities for investors….it must be read every day.”

-Carl Delfeld, Former U.S. representative on the Asian Development Bank Executive Board of Directors under President George H.W.Bush

“In an era where the world seems dominated by risk and uncertainty, it is reassuring to have a place where the reporting is balanced, thorough and global. Global Risk Insights has become for me a go-to source for thinking and information on current events as well as a key source of intelligent and perceptive analysis.”

-Dr. Rebecca Harding, Former Chief Economist of the British Bankers Association & former head of Corporate Research at Deloitte.

“Global affairs are more complicated than ever and change faster than ever. This makes the work of Global Risk Insights an invaluable resource. Born at the LSE, it brings top level insights to political change, public policy, and business.”

-Craig Calhoun, Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and former Director and President of the LSE.

“Global Risk Insights is a unique publication. Dealing with economic, geostrategic and political issues, it provides trustworthy, inspiring and first-hand analyses worth reading before taking action.”

-Nicholas Tenzer, leading French writer, academic and former high-ranking government official

“We can count on GRI for commentary that is timely, relevant and insightful. They get behind the headlines to provide thoughtful analysis on what is really going on and what it means.”

-Kerim Derhalli, CEO & Founder of Invstr, Former Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank

“Global Risk Insights is an invaluable source of incisive and insightful analyses on political risk and international affairs. A must read for policymakers, business leaders, journalists and academics.”

– Dr. Mohan Malik, widely published China expert, author and professor.

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