LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society

Official page of the LSE SU Political Risk and Investment Society, the leading student society in the field of political risk.

Official page of the LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society, the leading student society in the field of political risk. We aim to connect young professionals with the industry, and to engage in the debate on the top risks facing markets today. Join the society here: http://www.lsesu.com/activities/societies/society/9208/

Operating as usual

10/09/2023

Congratulations to everyone who has met their offer and is joining LSE's incoming class of 2026!

PRIS is a one-stop LSE society for students interested in the field of political risk. We host regular events with guest speakers in IR/foreign service related fields and investment industry leaders.

This year, we have a myriad of exciting events planned, including our London Political Risk Societies Boat Party! Follow our socials to stay informed about our upcoming events!

If you would like to find out more about the world of political risk, make sure to visit our stall at the LSESU Welcome Fair during Freshers’ Week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to meeting you!

LINK TO THE WHATSAPP GROUP: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CiJagJtdboS9u5IgNfj7wk

Photos from LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society's post 16/03/2023

We are happy to announce our next event in collaboration with LSESU Gov Soc. Joining us from Weil’s restructuring department, we welcome Gemma Sage, Jenny Davidson, and Kirsten Erichsen who will be discussing the latest findings in the Q1 2023 report. The talk will include a summary analysis of the report and an opportunity to ask questions about the current state of the restructuring market.

⚠️ This event will be taking place at the Weil office (110 Fetter Lane, EC4A 1AY), which is a 4 minute walk from LSE campus. It is crucial that you pre-register with the google form with your full name, as this will be needed for entrance and as there are limited number of spaces. The dress code is smart casual. ⚠️

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15yW5SZIpZQMLR_240QFFzsDmUUknfcc5bJTBfa_Sge0/edit

Photos from LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society's post 07/03/2023

We are excited to share our next event: A Speaker Panel event with Ella Startt, Martin Quick, Matthew Johnson and Louie Wong!

This event will give insights on each speakers educational and work background, how to break into the political risk industry, and will also provide an opportunity to engage in a networking session with our speakers.

This event will be taking place on Thursday, March 9 at 6PM at NAB.2.06. We hope to see you all there!

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L35xDB5BZFDQwCgEgyKWuyNn6vlkW943IV81DMTVbuI/edit

Photos from LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society's post 23/02/2023

We are happy to announce our next speaker event with Henry Wilkinson, Chief Intelligence Officer at Dragonfly. Henry will be providing insights on his educational background, Dragonfly, geopolitical and intelligence security.

The event will be taking place on Tuesday 28th February at 6pm at 32L.LG.05. We hope to see all of you there!

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xenSrpseJzN6zyTZZkcCFUxIAoBp5Vm5E_GT8WB3_tQ/edit

Photos from LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society's post 27/11/2022

We are happy to present our next speakers event: Investing in Emerging Markets, presented by Sebastian Petric.

Sebastian Petric, CFA, is an investment professional with LGT and worked previously as a capital market researcher with Raiffeisen Bank International and as a director in the investment office of UBS. With his expertise, Sebastian Petric will provide insights on the political and institutional risk factors in relation to investment in emerging markets.

The event will take place on Monday the 28th of November, from 5pm to 6pm at CBG.1.07!

Please register via the link on linktree in our bio to attend the event. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Intro to Political Risk Event 09/11/2022

Surprise! We will also be joined by various people working in political risk related sectors, and you will get the chance to exchange with them at the end of the event!

Don’t forget to sign up for the event!

Intro to Political Risk Event Nov 9th 1800 - 2000hrs, NAB 1.07

09/11/2022

⚠️Update: the room for our ‘Introduction To Political Risk’ event is CBG.2.03 (and not NAB.1.07 as advertised on the graphic)⚠️

Apologies for the inconvenience and we are looking forward to seeing you all this evening!

Best wishes,
The PRIS Committee

Photos from LSE SU Political Risk & Investment Society's post 06/11/2022

We are happy to present our first speaker's event: an introduction to political risk, in conversation with Basim Al-Ahmadi, founder of PRIS, co-founder of Global Risk Insights and Head of Digital Growth at THINK Research & Advisory!

As an LSE alumnus with extensive experience in political risk, Mr Al-Ahmadi will introduce the sector, present his journey from LSE to political risk, and provide career tips on how to break into the industry!

He will first give a talk, followed by a Q&A session, and finally you will get the opportunity to exchange informally with Mr Al-Ahmadi at the end with foods and drinks on us!

This event will take place on Wednesday the 9th of November, from 6pm to 8pm at NAB.1.07!

Please register with the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_3wxFMeWDqcTUMqmkLtwC5a5fO1xT_pUIEGkPjnF-HIjJVw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

21/03/2022

Hi everyone!
We're thinking of doing a dinner for PRIS members next week. Fill out the google form by Wednesday 2pm this week to tell us if you're interested!
Link: https://forms.gle/fijXyrhyH2L8xoqe6

- Your Committee

23/01/2022

Join us for a discussion with Max Johnson as our first speaker event of Lent Term!

Come to this fireside chat with CEO of London Politica and former PRIS President, Manas Chawla, and Max Johnson as they discuss political risk and and investment in Asia. Max has an abundance of expertise on investment advisory in Europe and Asia. This will therefore be a great opportunity for our members to gain from his experience, thoughts and knowledge.

The event will be held online on Zoom. Link: https://lse.zoom.us/j/9551780560

LINK TO REGISTER: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebHtJSP4YNuot0VARZb17MmQsyH-8Pz0GhUVMrT0ADqYWt8A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Make sure to also keep an eye on PRIS announcements as we are planning some new and exciting events for this term!

17/11/2021

What do investors worry more about? Illiberal regimes or political instability?

We are delighted to announce that the Prinicipal Country Risk Analyst (Europe) at IHS Markit, Blanka Kolenikova, will be speaking to us about this topic on the 2nd of December, 6pm. The event will focus on the recent development in V4 countries (Central Europe) and their impact on investment decisions. It's also a fantastic opportunity to learn how IHS Markit, a leading provider of critical financial market data, defines and quantifies geopolitical risk, and - how much do clients care?

The event will be held online on Zoom. The link will be shared in the upcoming days.

ZOOM LINK:
https://lse.zoom.us/j/82477375161

LINK TO REGISTER: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnP5ndyo7rRl7QxLJAfPDSsywS-i9p86cEwHqjRK4Dx4cEfg/viewform?usp=sf_link

16/11/2021

We are delighted to announce that Basim Al-Ahmadi, former LSESU PRIS president and co-founder of Global Risk Insights will be speaking in our online conference on Wednesday 8th December!
Basim has developed a wealth of experience in the Political Risk Industry, from co-founding and leading PRIS to co-founding GRI. He has been at the forefront of innovation in the political risk field.
He will be sharing his these experiences with us as well as providing an insight into the industry, what it entails, and how to get into it.
Some backround info on Basim Al-Ahmadi:
https://www.chartwellspeakers.com/speaker/basim-al-ahmadi/

LINK TO REGISTER:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMGA5hqI5isJDXCyX45WP-ygWLHM31Ks7InTznunE_qhNUng/viewform?usp=sf_link

11/11/2021

(RESCHEDULED SPEAKER EVENT)

We're tremendously excited to welcome Caspian Conran - Political Economist at Baringa Partners!

As COP26 comes to a close, Caspian will help us detangle the political subtleties which drive the energy crisis and help us put it into a global context. We'll focus on the threat to European energy security posed by Russia, an impact it may have on delivering net-zero, and possible resolution pathways.

Before joining Baringa in 2016, Caspian studied PPE at the University of Warwick. He worked across several divisions at Baringa - including Capital Market - before becoming the company's Energy Markets & Analytics expert. For a taster of what's to come, check out Caspian's pre-COP26 appearance on Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2021-11-01/bloomberg-westminster-cop26-climate-contradictions

Link to register your attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPZH_bso1IR0K-GX0LCoFyhiPb64LLB1tgJIdS9_vb7wpfQQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

See you there,
PRIS Committee

09/11/2021

Your PRIS exec committee is planning some big events in the next few months ( everyone in this picture minus your new head of social media who couldn’t make it :/ ). Many very exciting things coming up so keep an eye out for announcements on our pages 👀!
Don’t hesitate to message us if you have any questions about the upcoming events or the society in general :)

20/10/2021

Go and vote!⚡️

19/10/2021

Join us on Sunday 24th of October!💫

11/10/2021

Join the PRIS committee!✨
N.B. Voting and nominations are open to full members only

29/09/2021

Join us for our first speaker event of the year on Monday October 4th, with LSE alumnus Sebastian Petric!💥
N.B. Location will be sent via email
Please use the following link to register: https://linktr.ee/LSESUPRIS

29/09/2021

Join us on Friday October 1st, for our Give It A Go!✨

PRIS Give It A Go includes:
-PRIS Committee Introduction
-Presentation from Manas, our previous president
-Refreshments
-PRIS Game

N.B. Location will be sent via email
Please use the following link to register: https://linktr.ee/LSESUPRIS

06/09/2021

Speaker Announcement: Sebastian Petric, CFA

PRIS is happy to announce its first guest speaker of the 2021-2022 academic year, LSE alumnus, Sebastian Petric to speak on his topic: “Investing in Emerging Markets: The Impact of Fundamental, Policy-induced and Institutional Vulnerabilities.”

Sebastian Petric is a portfolio manager with over 10 years of experience investing in emerging markets and developing economies. Sebastian is an investment professional with LGT and worked previously as a capital market researcher with Raiffeisen Bank International and as a director in the investment office of UBS. He was educated at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. Sebastian has a strong interest in asset pricing, development finance, inclusive globalisation and sustainable economic growth and recently published his book entitled: “Predictability of Financial Crises: The Impact of Fundamental, Policy-induced and Institutional Vulnerabilities on China Compared to other Emerging Markets”

Keep an eye out across the coming weeks for more details on the date and venue!

06/09/2021

Meet our head of events !

-Second Year MSc Global Management (Finance specialisation)

-Three fun facts about me:
—>I've watched every grand slam since I was 13
—>I bought $gme at 400
—>If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to generate endless Deliveroo discount codes.

-Why PRIS?
I've always been passionate about the intersection of business and politics - joining PRIS last year provided me with an opportunity to explore this niche even further.

-Why this role?
As your Head of Events, I'm really looking forward to finding, inviting and organising meetings with experts that can broaden our understanding of the most pressing issues of the day.

06/09/2021

Meet our treasurer !

- Second year BSc International Relations and History

-Three fun facts about me:
—>I like basketball
—>I have 3 nationalities
—>I play the piano

-Why PRIS?
I chose PRIS because I really enjoy politics, finance and economics and how these fields are intertwined

-Why this role?
I chose the Treasurer role because I want to make sure we have some great events following a year of Covid-19.

06/09/2021

Meet our secretary !

-Second Year BSc Philosophy Politics and Economics

-Three fun facts about me:
—>I’m always down to go out for a drink
—>Enjoy the countryside escape from London
—>I am an avid gym goer

-Why PRIS?
I am very interested in how political systems/current affairs affects the development of a country.

-Why this role?
I like to ensure the smooth running of events

06/09/2021

Meet our vice-president !

-Second year BSc International Relations

-Three fun facts about me:
—>You’ll often find me mixing languages in my sentences
—>I am passionate about boxing, pilates,
and all forms of art
—>I was supposed to be studying medicine and come from a scientific background

-Why PRIS?
I’ve always been interested in politics, economics, and finance and their interlink and impacts on one another, PRIS pushed me to learn more about it, while learning more deeply about Political Risk and Investment.

-Why this role?
I really enjoy undertaking leadership roles, and being VP not only enables me to do so, but also it allows me to greatly support the society and its members.

06/09/2021

Meet our president !

-Second Year BSc Economic History

-Three fun facts about me:
—>My favourite film is The Truman Show
—>I play piano and guitar
—>I can do a pretty killer moonwalk

-Why PRIS?
I chose PRIS because it was closely linked to why I do my degree; I have a keen interest in politics and its effects on decision making particularly on technology policy and technology investment.

-Why this role?
I chose the role of president because I have been in previous leadership roles and wanted to take on a different kind of challenge.

06/09/2021

The Political Risk & Investment Society at the London School of Economics is the leading student society in political risk.

We aim to foster a deeper understanding amongst our community of the political risks faced by states, societies, financial markets, companies, and in investors worldwide.

PRIS aims to create an environment that stimulates students and produces future leaders capable of understanding and tackling the challenges of tomorrow.

We at PRIS try to connect young professionals with the political risk industry through many events and opportunities to explores our members to the top experts in this field.

You can join our society via the LSE Students Union website. By joining, you receive exclusive access to PRIS events and job opportunities.
You can also sign up to our page, follow us on Twitter , follow us on our brand new and first Instagram account , and find us on LinkedIn.

Stay tuned to see what’s to come for the society and its members and learn about any news affecting and about the political risk industry.
This academic year, many exciting event will occur, from networking events, to socials, skills building and training, and our monthly guest speaker series.

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