Daniel Wagner is the Managing Director of Risk Solutions and Risk Cooperative. He was previously CEO of Country Risk Solutions and has more than a quarter century of experience managing country risk, is an authority on political risk insurance (PRI) and analysis, and has 15 years of underwriting experience with AIG, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), GE, and the World Bank Group.
Prior to founding CRS in 2009 Daniel was Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford, Connecticut. At GE he was part of a team investing billions of dollars annually into global energy projects, with a total portfolio of $20 billion of assets in 20 countries. Daniel was responsible for advising senior management on a variety of country risk-related issues, strategic planning, and portfolio management. He created a Center of Excellence for country risk analysis in GE and led a team that produced a comprehensive automated country risk rating methodology.
Daniel began his career at AIG in New York and subsequently spent five years as Guarantee Officer for the Asia Region at the World Bank Group's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in Washington, D.C. During that time he was responsible for underwriting PRI for projects in a dozen Asian countries. After then serving as Regional Manager for Political Risks for Southeast Asia and Greater China for AIG in Singapore, Daniel moved to Manila, Philippines where he was Guarantee and Risk Management Advisor, Political Risk Guarantee Specialist, and Senior Guarantees and Syndications Specialist for the ADB's Office of Cofinancing Operations. Over the course of his career Daniel has also held senior positions in the PRI brokerage business in New York, London, Dallas and Houston. He is a Senior Advisor to Political Risk Services.
Daniel has published more than 500 articles on risk management and current affairs. His editorials have been published in such notable newspapers as the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has published three books: "Global Risk Agility and Decision Making" in 2016, "Managing Country Risk" in 2012, and "Political Risk Insurance Guide" in 1999.
He holds master's degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London. Daniel is a Non-Resident Scholar at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis and a regular contributing writer to the Huffington Post, foreignpolicyjournal.com, and the International Risk Management Institute.
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Political Risk Insurance Guide
by Daniel Wagner
The risk that a trader, investor or lender will encounter some form of non-commercial risk by a foreign government grows every day. This book describes how to protect a business by utilizing a specialized line of insurance - political risk insurance - to counter the risks of expropriation, currency inconvertbility, political violence, breach of contract and other forms of cross border risk.
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