For large international corporations, assessing risk factors associated with nations is essential for keeping business running smoothly, and GeoQuant is a new startup using advance technology to systematize factors that were previously thought to be matters of intuition. GeoQuant fuses political science with computer science to provide analysis of political risks in real time, giving global investors more confidence during their decision-making process.
GeoQuant analyzes political risks based on five broad factors: political instability, regulatory risk, policy risk, social instability, and geopolitical risk. These factors can then be further broken down according to the nation involved. For instance, a March 15th, 2017, report from GeoQuant predicted that Brazil's government stability would decline by five percent over the next three months; just as President Temer began to become embroiled in a series of corruption scandals.