NEWS13 July 2023

GeoQuant and State Street team up on geopolitical risk data

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US – Financial services firm State Street Corporation has partnered with risk data and analytics company GeoQuant to create indicators and analysis of geopolitical and country specific risks.


The agreement will make GeoQuant’s geopolitical and country risk indicators available through State Street’s macro strategy research and through the Global Markets Insights platform, which provides clients with data-driven indicators and investment ideas.

The indicators measure and predict political risk daily using political and computer science, with GeoQuant’s research spanning more than 40 risks across 127 countries.

GeoQuant is also developing, with input from State Street, a new indicator designed to capture the links between geopolitical risk and market risk.

Mark Rosenberg, founder and co-head at GeoQuant, said: “State Street is an ideal partner for integrating political risk more systematically into investment research and ultimately investment decisions.”

Will Kinlaw, head of research at State Street Global Markets, said: “Geopolitical events such as elections, political unrest and economic policy decisions can have huge impacts on financial markets.

“Our clients are increasingly seeking hard data, indicators and prediction models for these kinds of events, and by collaborating with GeoQuant we are able to bring quantitative rigour to an area that has historically been more challenging for investors to decipher and forecast.”