Past eventResearch Event

Doing Business Abroad: A Guide to Country Risk

15 January 2015 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Chatham House, London


Mina Toksöz, Associate Fellow, International Economics, Chatham House; Author, The Economist Guide to Country Risk
Anna Gaworzewska, Economist; Head of Sovereign and Country Risk Analysis, Lloyds Banking Group
Chair: André Astrow, Senior Consultant and Project Director, International Economics, Chatham House



In an increasingly interconnected world, it is not just multinational companies and banks that must be aware of the risks of doing business across borders, the same applies to small businesses. The global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, and events in Ukraine proved how quickly the situation in any country can deteriorate and have far-reaching, even global, impact. Knowing the warning signs and preparing for these challenges can not only shield businesses from the worst but also open up new opportunities.

At this event, the speaker, author of the book The Economist Guide to Country Risk, will explain what makes economies vulnerable to domestic and global shocks, why markets underprice political and geopolitical risk and how models can fail to forecast country risk. She will trace the historical evolution of the management of country risk and highlight features of a best practice organizational structure for the current period.

Coffee will be served to participants from 13:00.