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A conversation with Kieran Maguire (Part 1)

A conversation with Kieran Maguire (Part 1)

November 24, 2020

Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football and co-host of the popular podcast of the same name. They discuss some of the biggest financial challenges facing football teams today, particularly in light of uncertainties related to Covid-19.

China’s self-sufficiency in technology

China’s self-sufficiency in technology

November 23, 2020

Join Control Risks' Partner Dane Chamorro, as he discusses China’s plan for self-sufficiency in technology with Carly Ramsey, Control Risks’ head of political and regulatory risk for Greater China and North Asia and Yuanxin Liao, Analyst, both based in Shanghai.

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The Global Insight: what Biden means for Europe and Latin America

The Global Insight: what Biden means for Europe and Latin America

November 20, 2020

What does a Biden administration mean for the US relationship with Europe and Latin America? Join Charles Hecker and a panel of Control Risks experts for a discussion about the impact Biden's policies and politics will likely have on trade, defence and populism in these two key regions. This week’s panel includes Jonathan Wood, our lead US analyst, Alexandra Kellert, our lead UK analyst, and Thomaz Favaro, our lead analyst for Brazil and the Southern Cone. 

The Global Insight: US election unrest — the practical, the probable and the possible

The Global Insight: US election unrest — the practical, the probable and the possible

November 1, 2020

This week we're taking a break from our typical panel discussion to bring you a truly in-depth look at the potential for unrest before, during and after the upcoming US presidential election. Listen in on a webinar discussion with our own experts Matthew Hinton, Allison Wood and Aaron Schwirian, who join Steven Antoine, the CSO of Yum! Brands, to look at measures that companies and investors operating in the US should consider taking in order to protect their people and assets. 

Will Indonesia’s new jobs bill invite more foreign investment?

Will Indonesia’s new jobs bill invite more foreign investment?

October 26, 2020

The government in Indonesia has just passed a controversial jobs creation bill, the “Omnibus Law”, which has sparked widespread demonstrations in the capital Jakarta. Join Control Risks' Partner, Dane Chamorro, for a discussion with Achmad Sukarsono, Lead Senior Analyst for Indonesia, as they talk about what is happening on the ground and what the new bill means for the country.

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Opposition and resentment in Pakistan

Opposition and resentment in Pakistan

October 22, 2020

Imran Khan came to power in Pakistan in 2018 with a narrative of hope and change, but two years later the country is facing ongoing political and economic crises. Join Control Risks experts Graham Griffiths and Arsla Jawaid for a close analysis of the situation and what this all means for business. 

 

In Focus: Fighting doping in ice hockey

In Focus: Fighting doping in ice hockey

October 20, 2020

Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Ashley Ehlert, the Legal Director for the International Ice Hockey Federation. They discuss the key challenges associated with anti-doping regulations and controls, and also explore some of the less obvious issues that prevention and detection can entail.

The Global Insight: Brexit trade deal — the eleventh hour

The Global Insight: Brexit trade deal — the eleventh hour

October 13, 2020

As the Brexit trade deal negotiations enter the eleventh hour, both sides say they want a deal, but both sides still seem intent on trying to corner the other into their deal. Join Charles Hecker and a panel of Control Risks experts for a discussion about what this all means for business. This week’s panel includes Alexandra Kellert, our lead UK analyst, Oksana Antonenko, a director in our political risk consultancy for Europe, and Florian Otto, an associate director in our European political risk practice. 

In Focus: Addressing ethics and compliance in athletics

In Focus: Addressing ethics and compliance in athletics

October 2, 2020

Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Niels Lindholm, who became first Ethical Compliance Officer to join World Athletics (formerly the IAAF) in 2018. They discuss the wide-ranging reforms which were put in place at World Athletics to combat corruption risk at the organisation, following a well-publicised scandal that emerged earlier in the decade. Niels provides us with insight into World Athletics’ journey and discusses how compliance professionals and governance and integrity programmes can work together to build trust in a global sports organisation. 

In Focus: Political and economic turmoil in Lebanon

In Focus: Political and economic turmoil in Lebanon

September 29, 2020

Since protests last October forced then prime minister Saad al-Hariri to resign, Lebanon has suffered from a spiraling economic and political crisis. Join Control Risks experts Graham Griffiths, Ashley Halabi and Andrew Freeman for a discussion the ramifications of these crises. 

The Global Insight: Black swans, frankenfirms, and the next Covid-19

The Global Insight: Black swans, frankenfirms, and the next Covid-19

September 28, 2020

Covid-19 was the low-probability, high-risk event that many companies and business leaders were not prepared to handle. Focused on daily navigation of the crisis, few business leaders have considered preparation for the next global crisis. Join Charles Hecker and a panel of Control Risks experts as they explore how agility in the face of unpredictable risk is key to building a resilient organization. This week's panel includes Matthew Hinton, a New York based Partner and one of the leaders of our Crisis and Security Consultancy in the Americas, Claudine Fry, a London-based Director of our Global Risk Analysis division, and Allison Wood, an Associate Director in Global Risk Analysis who manages our political risk consultancy in the US. 

In Focus: Risk in Thailand

In Focus: Risk in Thailand

September 24, 2020

Join Control Risks' Partner, Dane Chamorro, for a discussion with Harrison Cheng, Associate Director, about the current risk landscape for investors in Thailand. Its economy will shrink at least 8% this year, and its government faces almost daily protests in Bangkok. Under these circumstances, is Thailand really a great place to put new foreign investment?

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In Focus: Investing during and after Covid-19

In Focus: Investing during and after Covid-19

September 16, 2020

What are the implications of Covid-19 on private market investors? Join Control Risks experts Charlie Warren, Henry Smith and John Seddon for a discussion about the investment climate created by the pandemic, its challenges as well as its opportunities. 

Charlie Warren is a Partner based in our Singapore office and head of Control Risks’ business intelligence practice for Southeast Asia, Henry Smith is a Partner based in our London office head of Control Risks’ business intelligence and due diligence practice in EMEA, and John Seddon is a Principal responsible for the company’s business in Canada. 

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In Focus: The Africa Risk Reward Index 2020

In Focus: The Africa Risk Reward Index 2020

September 11, 2020

Covid-19 has set back the economic progress achieved across Africa in recent years, but this should not deter investors. Join Tom Griffin, Barnaby Fletcher, Bukola Bolarinwa and Jacques Nel for a look at some of the key insights from the 2020 African Risk Reward Index, produced jointly by Control Risks and Oxford Economics. The African Risk Reward Index is an authoritative guide for policymakers, business leaders and investors that illustrates the evolution of the investment landscape in major African markets and provides a grounded, longer-term outlook of key trends shaping investment in these economies. 

Tom Griffin is Partner for our Middle East and Africa region, Barnaby Fletcher leads our analyst team for East and Southern Africa, Bukola Bolarinwa is an analyst specializing in West Africa, and Jacques Nel joins from NKC African Economics, the Africa focused subsidiary of Oxford Economics, where he is Head of Macro. 

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The Global Insight: Belarus on the global stage

The Global Insight: Belarus on the global stage

September 10, 2020

What lessons can Belarus teach the rest of the world? Belarus held elections on 9 August in a race that, as always, Alexander Lukashenko won in a landslide. In the lead up to the election, Lukashenko was facing strong competition from Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, an almost accidental candidate, who, with the help of a team of powerful and creative women, mustered tends of thousands of supporters. When Lukashenko won, the citizens of Belarus took to the streets. Join Charles Hecker and a panel of Control Risks experts as they unpack the drivers behind the unrest and its regional and global implications. This week's panel includes Eimear O'Casey, a Senior Analyst in our global risk analysis division, Bota Iliyas, an Analyst also in our global risk analysis division, and Nabi Abdullaev, Partner and head of our Moscow office. 

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