In 1998, Ian Bremmer founded Eurasia Group, the first firm devoted exclusively to helping investors and business decision-makers understand the impact of politics on the risks and opportunities in foreign markets. Ian's idea—to bring political science to the investment community and to corporate decision-makers—launched an industry and positioned Eurasia Group to become the world leader in political risk analysis and consulting.
Starting with a staff of one based out of a cubicle in the World Policy Institute in New York City, Eurasia Group grew into a company with offices on four continents, providing insight for the world's top corporations and financial institutions. As our name suggests, the firm's original focus was on the emerging states of the former Soviet Union. Since then, we have broadened our expertise to both developed and developing countries in every region of the world, to specific economic sectors, and to the business and investment playing fields of the future.
The idea of “politics first” is central to our work. Politics is the lens through which we view the world and the starting point for our interactions with clients. Much has changed as Eurasia Group has expanded, but the “politics first” approach—and the commitment to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests—has not.
We live in an era of volatility and uncertainty, one that generates both risks and opportunities for businesses and investors around the world. The Eurasia Group logo reflects this view by using the shape of our initials to symbolize a fragmented globe. We are committed to helping our clients understand and navigate this changing geopolitical landscape and to make better-informed decisions in an uncertain world.