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Our role at Euler Hermes & Allianz Economic Research is to be a look-out post, analyzing key economic, political and social trends that shape the future of businesses worldwideAll economic publications
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clients, prospects and partners in decision making
We monitor and rate
countries and 18 sectors
We rely on three pillars: country risk analysis, sector risk analysis, and insights on key thematic trends, with trade, insolvency and payment behavior as the main focuses. Our work serves internal clients (CEO and regional CEOs, finance, risk underwriting, marketing, communication…) as well as external ones (EH insured and prospects, brokers, partners) and is regularly featured in tier-1 media worldwide.
Euler Hermes’ country ratings aim to assess the risk of payment disruption in any of 240 countries, 70 of which are updated every quarter. The final rating is a combination of: a Medium-term rating (AA to D) measuring economic imbalances, the quality of the business climate and the likelihood of political hazards; and a Short-Term Rating (1-4) which focuses on the next 6-12 months through macroeconomic indicators that signal a financial crisis due to a disruption to financing flows.
Euler Hermes also updates its sector risk ratings every quarter. Sector risk ratings measure the risk of non-payment for 18 sectors in 70 countries, with a view on demand, profitability, financing and competition risks in each country. The result is a 4-scale risk level from Low – sound fundamentals with a very favorable or fairly good outlook to High – imminent of ongoing crisis.
Euler Hermes has developed an expertise on thematic research, with its unique proprietary Global Insolvency Index (GII) which assesses the development of business insolvencies in more than 40 countries. We also monitor payment behavior with our Day Sales Outstanding (DSO) indicator. Finally, we look at trade-related topics, digitalization, and future corporate and public policy trends in areas such as mobility, Environmental and Social and Governance (ESG) and insurance.
Our ratings aim to assess the risk of non-payment by companies in a given country, and thereby support our clients in making informed decisions about their international business activity. Our methodology consists of analyzing hundreds of economic indicators, both quantitative and qualitative, to provide the best understanding of the economic, political, business environment, commercial and financing risks.