CEO, Country Risk Solutions
Daniel Wagner is the founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS), a cross-border risk advisory firm based in Connecticut (USA).
Prior to founding CRS, Daniel was Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services, where he was part of a team investing billions of dollars annually into global energy projects. He was responsible for advising senior management on a variety of country risk-related issues, strategic planning, and portfolio management. Daniel created a Center of Excellence for country risk analysis at GE and led a team that produced a comprehensive automated country risk rating methodology.
He began his career underwriting Political Risk Insurance (PRI) 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 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 (the Philippines) where he was Guarantee and Risk Management Advisor, Political Risk Guarantee Specialist, and Senior Guarantees and Syndications Specialist for the Asian Development Bank’s Office of Co-financing Operations.
Daniel has published more than 500 articles on risk management and current affairs and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, National Interest, South China Morning Post and a plethora of other publishing platforms. His editorials have been published in such notable newspapers as the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. His two previous books were “Political Risk Insurance Guide” and “Managing Country Risk”.
Daniel 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 has traveled in more than 80 countries on six continents.
CEO, Risk Cooperative