Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is is senior investment officer for guarantees and syndications at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing. He has more than three decades of experience assessing cross-border risk, is an authority on political risk insurance and analysis, and has worked for some of the world’s most respected and best-known companies, including AIG, GE, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group. He has published eight books—The Chinese Vortex, The America-China Divide, China Vision, AI Supremacy, Virtual Terror, Global Risk Agility and Decision-Making, Managing Country Risk, and Political Risk Insurance Guide—as well as more than 700 articles on current affairs and risk management.

Articles By Author

Risk Management Lessons from Coronavirus

March 5, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak highlights important threat response lessons for businesses and risk managers.

Looking Ahead: The 2019 Risk Landscape

December 26, 2018

An evolving list of non-conforming, interconnected and complex risks will challenge the resilience of organizations in 2019 and beyond.

Artificial Intelligence and Risk Management

September 17, 2018

Risk managers and decision makers need to gain a greater understanding of the threats presented by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Hard Market on the Horizon

December 6, 2017

A costly year for man-made and natural catastrophe losses, coupled with other complex risks, may result in a substantial hardening of insurance rates and terms into 2018 and beyond.

The Quest for Global Risk Agility

February 20, 2017

Rather than making risk an object to be feared, agile decision makers need to make risk an object to be understood and properly harnessed.

The Cost of Complexity

December 12, 2016

Unnecessary organizational complexity often results in friction that creates missed business opportunities, reduced consumer satisfaction and slower economic growth.

Cyberattacks and the Risk to Infrastructure

August 3, 2016

Alarm bells should be ringing about the risks posed by cyberattackers who are penetrating physical infrastructure with greater frequency.

The Rise of Economic Nationalism

May 2, 2016

With developing nations pushing to reappropriate local assets, businesses face an increasingly unstable international investment climate.

The Need for Country Risk Management

June 2, 2015

Managing cross-border risk is quickly becoming a business imperative.

Going Beyond the Headlines with Global Risk Management

February 13, 2015

Despite an ongoing economic recovery in the United States and around the world, countries like Brazil, Thailand and Kenya are experiencing heightened levels of risk

Managing Country Risk in the Boardroom

March 1, 2014

To make better decisions on international risks, boards must have the information to ask the right questions.

The Boardroom Vacuum

December 1, 2009

Not all boards of directors have the necessary expertise to make sound risk decisions.