Chief Executive Officer
Country Risk Solutions
Daniel Wagner is the founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions. He has three decades of experience managing cross-border risk, is an authority on political risk insurance (PRI) and analysis, and has 12 years of underwriting experience with AIG, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 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 and has served in various capacities as a consultant, including with the African Development Bank.
Daniel has published more than 700 articles on risk management and current affairs, as well as seven books: The America-China Divide, China Vision, AI Supremacy (co-authored) , Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision Making (co-authored), Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide. Visit the website for AI Supremacy at: www.ai-supremacy.com and for Global Risk Agility at: https://spark.adobe.com/page/mealm/.
He is a regular contributing writer to the South China Morning Post, Sunday Guardian, and The National Interest, among many other current affairs and risk management publications. 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.
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020