Lehman Adds Political Analysis to Emerging Markets Research

October 18, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) -- Lehman Brothers is enhancing its emerging markets research with political science analysis from the Eurasia Group. Lehman and Eurasia announced their partnership Thursday.

Chaired by Lehman Brothers’ Managing Director Tom Bernard and Eurasia

Group’s Ian Bremmer, the new venture produces reports on 10 countries. Current research encompasses Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.

The two companies say they hope to double their coverage to markets in Latin America, Africa, and other Asian countries by late fall.

A New Emerging Markets Index 

A joint research team from the two companies has also created the Lehman Eurasia Group Stability Index (LEGSI), which rates each country on four risk categories.  

The complex methodology used to create this index incorporates 20 variables – both quantitative and qualitative – that evaluate the political, economic, and social structures leading each country.

Eurasia Group is a New York-based research and consulting firm that focuses on political-risk analysis and general industry research.