Topic/Theme Reports

Country Risk Chat: Ballots & Debt, Part 2: Election Triggers in Malaysia & Colombia

05/17/2018

Part 2 of  Ballots & Debt explores the political part of  the EM risk cycle as Malaysia & Colombia wrestle with their recent and upcoming decisions. 


Country Risk Chat: Ballots & Debt – Argentina EM Contagion Trigger?

05/16/2018

EM debt concerns heating up as higher US rates wreak havoc on high debt loads & political election reactions. Part 1 of this series explores the Argentina debt dilemma that can set off EM contagion. 


ConfCall: Holistic Credit Risk Evaluation – The “Must-Do” Approach in the Digital World

05/11/2018

Viola Risk collaborates with thought leaders in our research and speaker series. On Thursday, June 7 @ 11AM NYC time, Jack Foster, former senior credit executive at JP Morgan will give his well-respected views on holistic credit risk evaluation. Contact your Viola Risk contact for access information.


Country Risk Chat: Brexit Prune Juice, Irish Borders & Turkish Elections

05/07/2018

High country debt loads, rising rates & political risk offers a challenging environment to many an EM exposure. Turkey stands out. Review Brexit ramifications to N. Ireland/Ireland and other messy factors.


Viola Buzz: Harvard Business School Case Study Praises New Constructs

04/06/2018

Harvard Business School's new case study showcases New Constructs as a best-in-class provider of economic earnings data & analysis. Viola Risk integrates NC's data to augment its stakeholder stack analysis for debt/equity investors and counterparty risk/regulatory exposure managers. 


Country Risk Chat: Four’easter Fright Fest: Oncoming Traffic, Brakes Don’t Work

03/21/2018

Rising rates, global trade war rhetoric, uncertain electoral politics and other geopolitical risks increasing country risk volatility climate. Stormy conditions a threat in Italy, Japan, Russia, Turkey, China and EM zone. 


Country Risk Quick-Take: Italy Post-Election Thoughts from the Nor’easter Blackouts Zone

03/05/2018

Italy becomes a euro hot spot again as the eurosceptic parties gained a majority of the votes. Though hampered by power outages in Westchester County, Dr. Scott forges ahead with his quick takes on possible government scenarios for Italy. 


Country Risk Chat: Bears In the Woods - EM, Europe, Italy, Germany, Brazil

02/21/2018

Can Europe unhinge as ECB backs away from its decade old uber-money flex stance. Italian election & German coalition forming continues to rattle the geopoliticals. Brazil in flux with pensions unsolved and its upcoming elections.


Country Risk Chat: HY Sovereign Roulette

01/19/2018

The world is awash in liquidity from central banks and now upcoming higher yielding maturities looking for a yieldy home. Step right up to Brazil, Venezuela and China for roulette placers.


Country Risk Chat 2018 Outlook

11/22/2017

VRA's country strategist, Dr. Scott MacDonald, gives his outlook for country risk across the globe. Likes Brazil and KSA  bonds, down on China, Italy, Spain & UK. Safe harbors with US/Scandinavian banks. 


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