Just back from London where MIGA launched its new report, World Investment and Political Risk,  and partnered with the Financial Times to host a symposium on Managing Global Political Risk. The event was standing-room only, packed with experts from the political risk insurance industry. Debate was lively on the future for investing in emerging markets, managing global political risk in uncertain times, and whether investors are moving into a riskier world. We heard a thought-provoking keynote speech from Bank MD Graeme Wheeler . MIGA’s Executive Vice President Izumi Kobayashi spoke about the need to understand how investors perceive political risk so the industry can become more effective. The bottom line is to help restore foreign direct investment flows to countries that need it most. One of the panelists, Herta von Stiegel from the private equity firm Ariya Capital Group, spoke passionately about the need for private sector investment in Africa. She sees the continent as having excellent opportunities, especially for impact investors—those who want to see a return on their investment while having a strategic impact on the ground that helps reduce poverty.