A global network for specialist
political RISK and business intelligence


Expertise is spread out across many minds and places, impossible to find in any one organisation. A network approach is the answer. We deploy best-matching trusted sources for each engagement. We cut out the typical overheads of walled-in consultancies to provide pure intelligence: unique, actionable and compliant insights at a fraction of the cost.


Our clients include oil and gas multinationals,
specialist insurers, international banks and hedge funds.


What is political risk analysis? What do companies need it for? Extracts from an interview with the Global Policy journal held in March 2016.

“Enquirisk's report on Russia's oil and gas quickly provided us with insights we had not found anywhere else. In particular, the report made extremely valid points on oil and gas business drivers, as well as on the country's financial and economic strategy” - Technip

Technip is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry


"At Swedbank, we take pride in providing our clients with regular access to leading international experts, including on topical geopolitical issues. On the Russia-Ukraine crisis, we relied on Enquirisk’s director Dr. Carlo Gallo, who flew in and spoke to over a hundred investors and senior company management at both our Oslo and Helsinki offices. Our clients deeply appreciated Dr Gallo’s ability to place fast-developing and complex events in perspective, explaining root causes and short-term drivers, with an emphasis on the business implications. We are very grateful to Enquirisk for such quality service." 

With 8 million private customers and more than 600,000 corporate and institutional clients, Swedbank is the largest bank in Sweden, and one of the leading banks in Scandinavia and the Baltic.

Trond Hana 
Vice President, Corporate Access at Swedbank Norway, Oslo. 


Case studIES


Political Risk Assessment of Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector for a Major Hedge Fund

A London-based institutional investment management firm with tens of billions of USD in assets contracted us to estimate the likelihood of key regulatory decisions by the Kazakhstan government, which would likely impact the standing of international oil and gas majors operating in the country. We crafted a model of the political-institutional, macro-economic, industry and geopolitical factors likely to have a bearing on the issue. We also examined the potential role of international oil and gas companies, such as China’s CNPC. In addition to providing our own expert assessment, we interviewed a range of carefully selected and highly relevant local industry sources and experts, always in strict compliance of anti-bribery and anti-insider trading regulations and ethics.

Risk Monitoring of Arab Gulf and Latin America for Oil and Gas Multinational

A leading oil and gas P&E company hired us to provide on-going analysis of political, economic and social developments in their countries of operation in the Arab Gulf and Latin America. The Client wanted the service to go beyond media accounts to provide timely, nuanced and contextualised insights on evolving risk trends. They had tried several established providers of similar services, but had found that their analysts lacked direct local expertise or that their services were too expensive. Enquirisk offered a bespoke yet cost-effective risk monitoring solution. The Client was very satisfied with the service and renewed and expanded the contract after the first 6 months.


Get in touch to discover how we can support your organisation  

Our affiliated experts have worked for the largest political risk, business intelligence and security consultancies. Many are based in the regions they cover, speak local languages and have plenty of well-placed local contacts. Collectively, we are uniquely placed to provide both specialist insights and comprehensive coverage. 


Dr Carlo Gallo

Founder & Director of Enquirisk 
Russia and CIS Political Risk Specialist

Carlo has helped dozens of multinationals make crucial investment decisions. Before founding Enquirisk, he spent over six years as lead political risk analyst on Russia & the CIS at Control Risks. Previously, he completed a highly commended PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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