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IHS Markit Launches Country Risk Investment Model

IHS Markit Launches Country Risk Investment Model

January 30, 2020

Quantifies country risk premiums, factoring the full spectrum of political, economic, and security risks to inform more profitable investments

LONDON (January 30, 2020) – IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the debut of its Country Risk Investment Model, a solution that more fully and accurately measures the financial impact of political, economic, legal, tax, operational, regulatory and security risks on investments.

“Investors are seeking growth in new and emerging markets where they’re exposed to the full spectrum of commercially relevant country risks that vary significantly by sector,” said Mike Hartnett, Country Risk Product Manager, IHS Markit. “If they are still using just sovereign risks as a proxy for country risk, they’re likely over-exposed or they’re leaving money on the table.”

Covering more than 150 countries and 10 sectors, the model generates country risk premiums, tailored by sector, and calculates risk adjusted Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) calculations. The model enables clients to input their own cashflow projections, quantify the financial impact of their risk mitigation strategies and configure investment horizons and other cost-based assumptions to inform more rigorous analysis and profitable investments. 

Learn more about the Country Risk Investment Model from IHS Markit


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IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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