News/Ian Bremmer joins Kruger Cowne
08 February 2013
Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and a professor at Columbia University. Eurasia Group provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets.
Bremmer is most widely known for advances in political risk; called the "rising guru" in the field by the Economist and, more directly, bringing political science as a discipline to the financial markets. In 2001, Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index, now the GPRI (Global Political Risk Index) —a joint venture with investment bank Citigroup. Bremmer's definition of an emerging market as "a country where politics matters at least as much as economics to the market" is a standard reference in the political risk field.