Managing International Political Risk
October 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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The book provides essential reading for international business and corporate finance classes in business schools and economics departments. It offers valuable insights and practical advice for international corporations, banks, investment funds, and insurers as they search fr methods to manage political risk in the contemporary period.
Corporate strategies from Chevron, Exxon, Llotd's of London, Citicorp, and Standard & Poor's, among others, examine the tools, techniques, and stratgeies adopted by firms and financial institutions to offset or deter political risk. Together with leading academics, they assess the costs and benefits of project finance, non-recourse lending, alternative syndication structures, securization of export receivables, bullet bonds, local financial participation, offshore escrow accounts, multilateral guarentees, and public and private political risk insurance. They navigate the cutting edge of new "deal structures" including credit derivatives, default swars, credit- linked notes, total return swaps, and two-way trades of " bite-sized" risk units.