Companies seeking to invest in emerging markets can find themselves operating in jurisdictions in which they lack market knowledge. This can commonly lead to poor business performance or lack of competitive edge. In more serious cases - faced with weaker legislative regimes, hostility to foreign investment or exposure to corruption or organised crime - companies may also suffer a loss of profits or assets, collapse of shareholder confidence, negative press or criminal liability under their home government’s anti-money laundering and anti-corruption legislation.
Our Country Risk Assessment service (CRA) helps clients to better understand the geographical markets they are entering, enabling them to assess and manage the risks presented by them and to succeed in countries where their rivals may be discouraged from investing at all.
Our tailored CRA work focuses on the specific sector and jurisdiction of interest, and addresses those risks of most concern. Each CRA project comprises gathering detailed information from public record sources and – where appropriate – our network of experienced analysts in the relevant jurisdictions.
Our CRA work can be conducted as a standalone project or in conjunction with Integrity Due Diligence. Combining CRA with IDD provides our clients with a seamless service enabling them to understand both the micro risks of doing business with a particular entity and the macro risks of doing business in that market.
We also offer a statistical system which helps clients to assess the relative risks of a large number of jurisdictions. The Minerva model can be adapted to objectively measure a wide range of risks in any number of jurisdictions, providing findings that enable clients to make comparisons on a global or regional basis.
For more information please contact Emma Codd, or call 020 7936 3000.