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Political Risk Insurance Expert

Decades of experience underwriting
and brokering PRI and credit insurance


30+ years of experience in political/credit risk insurance

  • 17 years of underwriting experience (in the private and public sectors)

  • 15 years of brokerage experience (with large and small brokerage firms)

Underwrote and brokered hundreds of investment and trade transactions around the world

Wrote the definitive book on PRI (The PRI Guide, 1999).

Top producer of business at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency four years in a row.

  • Underwrote 45 projects for more than $7 billion in coverage

➙ Underwriting and brokerage experience in a wide range of sectors, including power, mining, telecommunications, infrastructure and       manufacturing.

Examples of transactions underwritten:

  • Paiton Power in Indonesia ($2.5 billion project size)

  • Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea ($1.0 billion project size)

  • Roshan Telecommunications in Afghanistan

Examples of brokered transactions:

  • Signal equipment for a subway system in Quito, Ecuador

  • A gold mine in Bolivia

  • A diamond shipment from Guinea

Examples of expert witness engagements:

  • Venezuela oil rig expropriation case – on behalf of the defense

  • Indonesia mining expropriation case – on behalf of the plaintiff

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Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is the CEO of Country Risk Solutions and has more than three decades of experience assessing cross-border risk. He is an authority on political risk insurance and analysis and has worked for some of the world’s most respected and best-known companies, including AIG, GE, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the World Bank Group. In 2023 he was Adaptation Finance Lead and Technical Advisor on Private Capital Mobilization for COP28 in Abu Dhabi. Prior to that he was Senior Investment Officer for Guarantees and Syndications at the AIIB in Beijing and Abu Dhabi.


Daniel has published ten books – Decision-Making in the Polycrisis Era, The The China Epiphany, The Chinese Vortex, The America-China Divide, China Vision, AI Supremacy, Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision-Making, Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide – as well as more than 700 articles on current affairs and risk management. He is a regular contributor to such publications as the South China Morning Post, Sunday Guardian, Diplomatic Courier and Fair Observer, among many others.

Daniel holds master’s degrees in international relations from the University of Chicago and in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Richmond University in London.

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