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Foresight Country Risk

Enhance intelligence-led underwriting decisions

What if you could access all of the intelligence you need on the specific perils you cover?

Get streamed intelligence, dynamic forecasts, advanced mapping, and location-specific risk ratings on war, terrorism, civil unrest and property risk. Quickly find and filter risk events and intelligence, and set up alerts based on insurable perils and exposures. Designed for insurance underwriters, this forward-looking workflow solution enables users to:

  • Secure premium income with intelligence-led risk selection and technical pricing
  • Generate new revenue streams with confident entry into new markets
  • Support reinsurance decisions

Content & Delivery Schedule


Political Risk

Civil Unrest



Update Frequency

Incident/Indicator Events

Nearly 780,000 raw intelligence signals

Daily (2,000/week)

Insight Briefs

Over 19,000 assessments on emerging risks





Daily (200/month)

Forecast Briefs Over 1,150 peril- or asset-specific risk forecasts





3-month review cycle + significant outlook change (80+/week)

Country Summary Risk outlook for 196 countries





3-month review cycle + significant outlook change

Risk Index One-year risk rating for 4 sub-sovereign perils for 196 countries





3-month review cycle + significant outlook change

Location-Specific Risk Rating One-year risk score for every 500m2 globally for overall political violence, war, terrorism, and civil unrest risk






Workflow Tools

Home Page
Customize your home page to create your own risk dashboard with current priorities

Custom Alerts
Create up to ten custom alerts based on your own intelligence criteria (e.g. risk type, relevance, keywords, location)

Online Mapping
Visualize risk with dynamic war, terrorism, civil unrest and overall political violence risk mapping for every point on the planet and integrate geocoded incident and indicator events

Advanced Search
Search online database of 780, 000 incident and indicator events, 19, 000 insight briefs and 1, 150 forecast briefs using location, risk type, date and relevance filters

Report Builder
Create and communicate reports with risk content in word, PDF or email format

Member Privileges

Analyst Access
On-demand access to the Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting team

Special Reports & Major Incident Response Assessments
Country Risk Quarterly, topical reports and incident evaluations

Bulletins and Newsletters
Daily and weekly intelligence reports by country, industry, risk and asset type (opt-in)

Country Risk Webcasts
Webcasts on key events and trends, with webcasts with leading expert Q&A

IHS Markit Forum
Complimentary passes to the premier IHS Markit conference series

Systematized Forecasting Methodology

Foresight Political Risk builds on a systemized methodology to make precise forecasts.

Dedicated Intelligence Infrastructure

Our 60-person forecasting team leverages dedicated intelligence collection against indicators of change to drive forecasts on commercially relevant outcomes for 196 countries.

Industry Success Stories


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IHS Markit Event 10 April 2019

Pricing & Purchasing Regional Seminar - Detroit

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IHS Markit Event 26 September 2019

Pricing & Purchasing Regional Seminar - Chicago

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