Sovereign Risk Service

Assess and compare sovereign risk

How do you manage your exposure to sovereign risk?

The Sovereign Risk Service is the only service to cover both short- and medium-term risks for 206 countries worldwide. Utilize transparent sovereign risk ratings when assessing credit worthiness and trade credit risk. Compare IHS Markit sovereign risk ratings to the ratings of other agencies, and evaluate consensus ratings in the platform. Leverage quarterly and ad-hoc updates to stay ahead of emerging risks. Delivered via IHS Markit Connect, this comprehensive tool helps you to:

  • Anticipate emerging credit risks
  • Establish and update country exposure limits
  • Assess the difference in risk across the short and medium term
  • Conduct rating due diligence

What's Included

Debt & Financial Data
Excel spreadsheets with country balance sheet and debt figures, including external liquidity and solvency ratios from 1999 to the present and a four-year forecast

Sovereign Risk Table
Calculations of each country's creditworthiness, based on financial, economic, and political attributes

Sovereign Risk Report
Country risk factor analysis and weight of each factor on overall rating

Sovereign Risk Ratings
Short- and medium-term risk ratings for 206 countries

Peer Group Rankings
Tool to rank countries by sovereign risk within specific peer groups

Comparative Ratings Presentation
IHS Markit ratings vs. those of three major credit rating agencies, culminating in a "consensus rating" for short- and medium-term horizons

Solve your business challenge.

ChallengeSolution
I need to understand short- as well as medium-term sovereign risk.Access complete timeline analysis, with transparent, consistent ratings for short- and medium-term risk.
I need sovereign risk ratings for smaller countries that are not covered by other agencies.Leverage objective, transparent sovereign risk ratings for 206 countries.
I don't want to rely on a single rating service to make large-revenue decisions.Use our consensus rating, which balances independent IHS Markit ratings with those of the three major credit agencies.

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