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The energy transition involves widespread political and geopolitical changes that create both risks and opportunities for companies and investors. These can manifest through legal and fiscal mechanisms, but they can also take the form of broader and less defined political trends or ESG expectations.
In political terms, the energy transition presents both transition risks (those arising from changing technologies or policies that could devalue or strand assets over time) and liability risks (those arising from society's expectations, either legal or based in public opinion). This means that 'political' risk in the energy transition is not just governmental or official in nature, but can stem from a much wider set of stakeholders.
Helmsley Energy provides specialist political risk services to ensure our clients understand the people, policies and processes that could affect their interests. We work with energy sector investors (LPs and GPs), boards, executive teams and corporate affairs units in domestic and multi-market settings.
We support clients' political risk analysis in several ways:
The UK is a stable, mature and market-led economy. However, its energy market is highly regulated, politically scrutinised and undergoing major reforms. We work with GPs, LPs, corporates and others who are considering investments into the UK energy market. We deliver in-depth and structured reports as part of their pre-transaction due diligence process.
Supporting a financial services client, we designed a system for monitoring political and policy risks across multiple national markets. Our monitoring model helped to manage in-market advisors, reporting monthly. This allowed the client to manage resources effectively while always staying on top of business-critical issues.