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James Lockhart Smith will be presenting the key findings from a soon-to-be-completed research report focusing on the relevance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and political risks for sovereign debt.
One of the co-authors of the research report that was undertaken together with BlueBay Asset Management, James will cover the firm’s approach to measuring sovereign ESG risks along with political factors, shed new light on some important aspects of market behavior and share a quantitative model that, according to Verisk Maplecroft, is helpful for credit risk assessment.
Verisk Maplecroft is an independent risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company based in Bath, UK. Its work includes analyzing key political, economic, social and environmental risks affecting global business and investors.