EDI and PRS Group Partner to Provide Quant-Driven Geopolitical Data

Now the world’s ‘most authoritative’, quant-drive geopolitical risk rating and forecasting series.

London, New York// JANUARY, 30, 2023 – Today, Exchange Data International (EDI) announced their partnership with PRS Group to provide their clients with geopolitical risk rating and forecasting series.

The geopolitical risk series resorts to weighted metrics to evaluate, score and rank countries according to political, economic and financial risks. The methodology integrates political and financial risk variables such as real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal account balances, external debt, liquidity sufficiency and currency stability.

Key Features:

  • Coverage – 141 developed, emerging, and frontier markets
  • Historical – Risk data dating back to 1984 to present
  • 5-year horizon statistical regime scenario
  • Over 2 million risk data points (100,000 added annually)

Chris McKee, CEO of PRS GroupChris McKee, CEO of PRS Group, commented:“PRS’ new partnership with EDI represents a landmark event in the data and alternative data fields. Not only has PRS joined a diversified and respected field of data providers, but the inclusion of our longstanding and independently back-tested geopolitical risk rating and forecasting series adds significant depth to address some of the most pressing challenges affecting business and investment to the global economy in the years ahead.”

Jonathan Bloch, CEO at EDIJonathan Bloch, CEO of EDI, added: “EDI is pleased to partner with PRS which has been a longstanding provider of geopolitical risk to the banking and corporate world. In recent surveys of CEOs, geopolitical risk has been highlighted as one of the major concerns of business executives. Knowing what future risks might be allowed farsighted executives to plan for them by taking mitigating steps.”

To learn more about Geopolitical Risk Forecasting, please get in touch with our team via [email protected].


About Exchange Data International

Exchange Data International (EDI) helps the global financial and investment community make informed decisions through the provision of fast, accurate, timely and affordable data reference services. EDI’s extensive content database includes worldwide equity and fixed income corporate actions, dividends, static reference data, closing prices and shares outstanding, delivered via data feeds or the Internet. The firm covers all major markets and has recently expanded its data coverage
to include Economic Data.

EDI’s professional sales, support, and data/research teams deliver the lowest cost of ownership whilst at the same time being the most responsive to client requests. EDI has achieved internationally recognized quality and security certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, we have staff in Canada, Germany, India, Morocco, South Africa and the United States.

About PRS Group

The PRS Group is the world’s leading quant-driven geopolitical and country risk forecasting and rating firm, with a clientele that includes the world’s largest institutional investors, transnational companies, central banks, and leading academic and research institutions.

PRS’ data series have been independently backtested since the early 1990s for accuracy and relevance and have been cited in the top academic and trade journals for their insights into the behaviour of asset classes and economic and political phenomena. PRS’ data and risk-driven investment portfolios have produced returns of over 20% with less risk and volatility.

With over 40 years of corporate history, PRS’ data series contained over 2 million individually vetted data points with over 100,000 added annually – a sound foundation for portfolio management, corporate planning, and valuation, and academic and applied research.