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Strategic Market Fit Workshop

Set informed and actionable business plans utilizing our country risk and political risk expertise and trusted data.

Leverage our expert insight and unparalleled historical and forward-looking data to answer strategic questions about risk for new and existing markets. Our experts will lead your team through a comprehensive review of the macroeconomic, industry, political, and security risks to uncover the opportunities and challenges in your target markets.

Our Strategic Market Fit Workshops are designed to allow our clients to access the breadth and depth of our insight in an interactive format to answer specific questions relating to current exposures or to inform strategy:

  • Which markets see a convergence of conditions that present a good fit for your business – from a macroeconomic, sector, political, social and security perspective?
  • What is the exposure of your global operations or investment portfolio to economic and country risk today and how is that likely to evolve over the coming three to five years?
  • Which are the outlier markets where there is opportunity to be harnessed or risks to be managed?

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What’s Included

  • Workshops are led by senior regional, country, and relevant Industry experts who share insight on specific market dynamics and outlooks that matter most to your business.
  • Data and forecasts from across the Economics and Country Risk:
    • Global macroeconomic forecasts and indicators
    • Forward-looking risk ratings for 22 subcategories of political, economic, legal, tax, operational and security risks
    • Geospatial risk mapping with violent risk ratings down to 500 X 500 meters of land – globally
    • Industry forecasts and risk ratings for 95 industries across 70 markets
  • Overlay your exposure by location, revenue or other critical internal indicators with our data.
  • Interrogate the full range of our economic and country risk data and forecasts with our senior analysts.
  • Quickly assess potential opportunities and risks across indicators rather than in silos.
  • Come away with an immediate understanding of exposures and the value at risk.

Experts

Carlos Caicedo

Mr. Caicedo analyses and forecasts political and violent risks in Latin America. Bringing more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Caicedo shares his expertise in policymaking and its impact on energy and infrastructure in Brazil, the regulatory outlook for Argentina, as well as fiscal and monetary policy across the region. He also covers resource nationalism and the implications in the region for the oil and mining industries. He is an expert in both the Colombia internal conflict and the terrorism threat posed by Mexico's drug cartels. He is regularly interviewed by the media, including CNN, CNBC, Sky News and Bloomberg, among others. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, he has recently presented to conferences about political risk in Argentina and throughout Latin America and the risks to cargo in Brazil and Argentina. Recent speaking engagements were: the ISMA's conference in Bogota on Drug cartels and crime trends in Latin America and the Reactions North America Insurance conference in New York. Mr. Caicedo's university degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History from the Saint Thomas Aquinas University, Bogota, Colombia, Master of Arts in Latin America Area Studies from University College London (UCL), UK, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

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Rajiv Biswas

Rajiv previously worked as Director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group. His previous experience includes working for UBS as Executive Director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an international economist. He has also worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, as a senior economist in the International Capital Markets Department. Rajiv's experience also includes working as a consultant for the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.Rajiv is a graduate of the London School of Economics, for the B.Sc.Econ.Hons. in Economics, and received his M.Sc. and D.I.C. from Imperial College at London University. Rajiv has published widely on a range of economic, trade and investmentrelated topics, with over 100 published articles. He frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on international TV programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV.He is the author of "Future Asia", published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, "Asian Megatrends" published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and "Emerging Markets Megatrends" published by Springer/Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

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Natznet Tesfay

Her areas of specialization include analysis of political developments affecting the offshore energy sector in West Africa, particularly Nigeria; commercial developments, especially in mining, energy, and infrastructure in East Africa; and piracy risks in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Guinea. Ms. Tesfay leads the development of the Africa risk indicator and horizon scanning infrastructure, drawing on a range of methodologies such as geospatial analysis and scenario modelling techniques. Natznet supports business growth across the continent, advising C-level executives on market entry, stakeholder engagement and risk management, and African governments on leveraging their natural resource potential for sustained economic growth. In 2017, Natznet was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She regularly speaks in major media outlets and at high-level conferences. Previously, at Exclusive Analysis she managed the Africa intelligence team of in-country analysts and sources, as well as Exclusive Analysis's Johannesburg office. She also advised municipal governments on sustainably developing megacities and national governments on the development of free trade zones, foreign policy and the mining sector in East Africa. Ms. Tesfay's degrees include a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics.

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