Welcome to Control Risks

We are a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, we help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, we help you recover.


Changing patterns in terrorism

Changing patterns in terrorism

Islamic State is under pressure following territorial losses in the Middle East. But it is not yet defeated as either a military or ideological force. Meanwhile, we are seeing increasingly diverse terrorism threats globally - not necessarily more severe, but often less predictable.

The Control Risks mission

Everything we do is based on our guiding belief that risk-taking is an essential pre-requisite of your success, writes Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks.

Control Risks in the media

We aim to bring clarity to complex situations - wherever they are - informing the debate on the world’s most important issues.

Africa Risk-Reward Index – June 2018

Africa Risk-Reward Index – June 2018

Significant political changes, particularly in Southern African, and improved commodity prices led to an improvement of the average Risk-Reward Score on the African continent. These developments clearly attract investors who are looking to expand their footprint on the continent.



The brand new, end-to-end, third-party due diligence solution from Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, and GAN Integrity, the leading provider of compliance management software.

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10 years of strategic alliance

International SOS and Control Risks have the longest running strategic alliance of its kind and it was the industry’s first. Since launch, it has supported members with over 5.3m pre-travel advisories and over 100,000 situation development/crisis alerts.

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Helping organisations succeed in a volatile world.

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Our global team of experts are multinational and multi-disciplined.

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Political violence and crime

Political violence and crime rise 

2017 saw a 17% global rise in incidents of war, terrorism, unrest and crime with commercial impact. What were the key trends and how will they evolve?

Politics, policy and practice - the three P's of corruption

Politics, policy and practice - the three P's of corruption

Wherever a company operates, politics or the prevailing political climate defines the severity of corruption regulations and enforcement.

Maritime risk 2017 in review

Maritime Risk, 2017 in review

From data logged in our specialist online maritime platform, we see global maritime security incidents continue to decline, but new threats are emerging.