Conference Calls

Clients interact with an expert panel in our real-time conference calls on issues of the day

Each month we hold "open" calls for clients and prospects on issues of global significance, supplementing our regular private calls with individual clients about the issues that really matter to them.

Argentina: Down the same road?

Tuesday, September 17, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

With general elections due next month, the country looks close to another default.

The global economy: steady or sharper slowdown?

Wednesday, July 24, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

Weak trade and productivity may outweigh looser policy, jeopardising hopes of stable global growth. 

Modi 2.0: What next for India?

Tuesday, June 11, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi comfortably winning the recent general election, the agenda for his second term is now under the spotlight.

European Parliament elections: New forces, new alliances and a new balance of power?

Wednesday, May 22, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

Brexit and Euroscepticism will bring fragmentation, uncertainty and realignments to the EU following the May 23-26 vote.

US-Middle East engagement: Trump’s foreign policy shake-up

Tuesday, April 23, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

After a year of radical shifts, where is US policy going next in the Middle East?

Ukraine’s presidential election: Comic relief

Tuesday, March 26, 15:00 UK / 11:00 EDT

Until satirist Volodymyr Zelensky burst on the scene, the March 31 presidential contest looked to be a straight fight battle between incumbent Petro Poroshenko and opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Right for the Economy?

Tuesday, February 12, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EDT

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has made a range of promises of sweeping change, many of them seemingly mutually exclusive.

Brexit: What now?

With the clock fast ticking down to 'Brexit Day' -- March 29 -- the UK's future relationship with the EU looks as uncertain as ever.

Risks and Opportunities 2019

What does the New Year hold in prospect?

Political Risk: Best practice for companies

Key takeaways for our latest survey on how multinational companies are managing its impact 

The Global Economy: Top of the Cycle?

Concerns over trade, monetary policy and geopolitical risk threaten continuing global growth

May in the middle: A precarious place for the UK prime minister

Two ministerial resignations and a backbench revolt underline the deep divisions over Europe among the United Kingdom’s governing Conservatives that Theresa May is attempting to straddle as the clock ticks down on the UK’s March 2019 deadline for leaving the EU.

The Mexican election

After twelve years of campaigning, the controversial populist looks set finally to clinch the presidency, but what might his election mean for Mexico?

North Korea's new direction

What will be the impact of Pyongyang's new outreach to its old adversaries?

Middle East May elections

How will rising tensions between Riyadh and Tehran play out in upcoming Iraqi and Lebanese polls?


Can governments tame the new financial Wild West?

Italy's elections

What will the vote mean for euro-area stability?


If Washington pulls out of the nuclear deal, what does that mean for Tehran and the wider region?

Risks and Opportunities 2018

What does the New Year hold in prospect?

China’s New Era

What will Xi Jinping’s vision of China as the global leader mean for the rest of the world?

Saudis on a Sword Edge

Germany’s elections and the future of Europe

How will the new German government influence EU reform? 

What has happened to the United States?

Does the reality match the myth anymore?

The global economy: Mid-year update

The lull before the squall?

The Gulf: The next generation

Intense competition for Gulf Arab leadership

UK general election: May’s mandate

Setting a course for Brexit and beyond

France's next president: Emmanuel Macron

What next, now French voters have chosen a pro-European centrist over a populist nationalist?

Brazil’s corruption crisis

What next for an economy and political class undermined by systemic bribery?

Brexit: Triggering Article 50

The EU without the UK and the UK without the EU?

Trump's first month

Method in the madness?

Europe's year of elections

Pivotal polls in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

Six Risks, Six Opportunities 2017

Your guide to the challenges that will shape policy, strategy and operations in 2017

US Elections

What now for the new president-elect?

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Regional rivalry

Summer of Uncertainty

Referenda, Coups and Populist Politics

Britain and Brexit

Clear-cut decision; uncertain consequences

Britain decides

Britain decides

One Belt, One Road

One Belt, One Road

Russia and the West

Russia and the West


Britain beyond the referendum

Cheap oil

How long will it last and how deep will it bite?

Risks & opportunities 2016

Six sets of critical risks and opportunities for a volatile and complex 2016

ISG's next move

The past month has seen a sudden upsurge in terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State group (ISG) beyond its main area of operations in Iraq and Syria.

Post-Paris: Countering ISG

Islamic State group (ISG)'s claims of responsibility for the recent deadly attacks on Paris, Beirut and a Russian airliner over Sinai suggest that it may have metamorphosed into a global terrorist network.

Currency Wars

Not since the ECB was established in 1998 have the monetary policies of the world's two leading central banks headed in opposite directions.

Russia in the Middle East

Russia’s military intervention in Syria has changed the rules of the game, not just for the outcome of that country’s civil war, but also for the balance of power in the region.

Post-Deal Iran

After months of negotiation, Iran and world powers agreed a landmark deal on July 14 to end the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.

US and Asia: 'Pivot' in peril?

The landscape of the Asia-Pacific region is changing. On the ground, this is literal and littoral, as China constructs artificial islands to support its territorial claims on the South China Sea.

Saudi Arabia

In the few months since he came to power, King Salman has carried out radical changes to the kingdom’s leadership.

UK general election

The general election being held in the United Kingdom on May 7 looks set to be not only the tightest in a generation but also the most consequential - for Britain and the wider world.

Russia Post-Putin

The Ukraine crisis seems to have made the person and personality of the Russian president synonymous with that of his country; their interests and identity have become intertwined.

Can the EU survive?

After nearly five years of scrambling to solve the euro crisis, Europe is no better off – in fact, in some ways it is worse than ever.

A cyber insecure world?

The cost of poor cybersecurity has been splashed across newspapers in recent weeks