WTW launches geopolitical risk research programme

WTW has announced the launch of a research programme, coordinated by the WTW Research Network, focusing on the geopolitical risk drivers and management.

Among other issues, the project will explore the changing relationship between the US and China, as well as impacts on the international supply chain, trade blocs and international institutions.

Jo Holliday, global head of crisis management, said: “The geopolitical landscape is increasingly complex, nuanced and systemic. With the Western world’s attention on Ukraine and Russia, electoral tensions in Sri Lanka, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to highlight the growing security and political stability risks spreading across other regions. Geopolitical risk is of increasing concern to our clients and in-depth research initiatives such as this enables them to understand the risks associated across crisis management and geopolitical tensions"

The programme will also look at how grey-zone aggression and cyber threats are being used to achieve geostrategic objectives, with ramifications for the application of international law and insurance contracts.

Hélène Galy, head of the WTW Research Network, added: “Internal polarisation is being exacerbated by sharply rising costs of living, and risks weakening the decision-making abilities of many western countries and corporates, emboldening alternative visions on national governance.

"By working with world-class industry specialists through our partnership with the American Enterprise Institute based in Washington and the New-York-based Center on US-China Relations at Asia Society we can help our clients understand the impact of geopolitical actions."

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