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11 hours ago
Rebuilding Charlton: A conversation with Thomas Sandgaard
Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Thomas Sandgaard, founder and CEO of Zynex Inc. In September 2020, right in the midst of the pandemic, Thomas acquired Charlton Athletic FC which in his own words was “days away from administration.” Thomas talks us through the transferrable skills and lessons learned through his career that he considers most helpful in order to run Charlton successfully. He also shares with us some of the key challenges associated with football club acquisition based on in his journey so far.
Feb 15, 2021
Integrating ESG into third party risk management
Join Control Risks experts Maria Knapp, Emily Morgan and Clare Morton for a discussion about how ESG factors impact on supply chain and third party risk management programmes. What are the drivers that will define what ‘good’ looks like? What are companies already doing? And what are some of the practical considerations for integrating ESG into your third party risk diligence programme?
Feb 8, 2021
Digital risk in Asia
Join Control Risks' Partner Dane Chamorro, as he discusses the digital risk in Asia with Jim Fitzsimmons, Principal in the Cyber Security Consulting team responsible for managing and delivering complex security projects. He is based in Singapore office. Stay updated with new episodes by subscribing wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Jan 29, 2021
Supply chain in Asia
Join Control Risks' Partner Dane Chamorro, as he discusses geopolitics and geoeconomic in Asia supply chain with Andrew Gilholm, Principal and Director of the analysis practice for Greater China and North Asia and Reema Bhattacharya, Senior Analyst based in Control Risks’ Singapore office. Stay updated with new episodes by subscribing wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Dec 4, 2020
A conversation with Kieran Maguire (Part 2)
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 chat about some of the biggest financial issues facing football today, particularly the emerging role of private equity in the sport.
Dec 2, 2020
What Biden means for the Middle East and North Africa
Join Control Risks experts Graham Griffiths, Jonathan Wood and Patrick Osgood for a discussion about how a Biden administration will likely approach the Middle East and North Africa as a tumultuous period in US foreign policy in the region comes to a close.
Nov 26, 2020
The state of African public debt
Join Control Risks Analysts Patricia Rodrigues, Marisa Lourenço, and Valentin Robiliard for a discussion about how the increase in borrowing and capital spending by African governments in recent years has led to growing public debt burden that has only been exacerbated by economic fallout from Covid-19.
Nov 24, 2020
A conversation with Kieran Maguire (Part 1)
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.
Nov 23, 2020
China's self-sufficiency in technology
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. Stay updated with new episodes by subscribing wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Oct 26, 2020
Will Indonesia’s new jobs bill invite more foreign investment?
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. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Oct 22, 2020
Opposition and resentment in Pakistan
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.
Oct 20, 2020
Fighting doping in ice hockey
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.
Oct 2, 2020
Addressing ethics and compliance in athletics
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.
Sep 29, 2020
Political and economic turmoil in Lebanon
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.
Sep 23, 2020
Risk in Thailand
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? Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Sep 16, 2020
Investing during and after Covid-19
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. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Sep 11, 2020
The Africa Risk Reward Index 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. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Sep 10, 2020
The evolution of integrity in football
Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Benoît Pasquier, sports lawyer, CAS Arbitrator and former General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). They chat about the highlights of Benoît's unique career in sport and some of the challenges he faced at the AFC, as well as how football has evolved over the past decade and how that has required a change in attitude to governance and integrity. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Aug 26, 2020
A new era for the Tennis Integrity Unit
Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Jonny Gray, CEO of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the anti-corruption body for all professional tennis played around the world. They chat about the changes taking place at the TIU following a review published in December 2018, which included over 200 recommendations aimed primarily at preventing and sanctioning corruption in response to an increase in online betting that has recharged incentives for foul play in sport. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Aug 20, 2020
The rise of esports
Join Jonathan Brown, Partner, and Alecia Futerman, Associate Director, from Control Risks' forensics team for a discussion with Nick Iliffe, head of intelligence at Stats Perform, Control Risks' official partner for the delivery of sports integrity solutions. They chat about the rise of esports and how experts monitor and address issues around integrity, governance, and safeguarding. Nick also comments on esports' viability as an Olympic sport, and how Covid-19 has affected esports, though not in the way you might think. Subscribe wherever you listen to our podcasts.
Aug 14, 2020
A tale of two countries: opposition in Singapore and Malaysia
Join Control Risks' Partner, Dane Chamorro, for discussion with Harrison Cheng, Associate Director in our Southeast Asia political analysis team, about the impact of political opposition in Singapore and Malaysia. In the recent general election in Singapore, the opposition Workers' Party took a record number of seats, and Singapore's northern neighbor, Malaysia, has had a series of electoral upsets over the last couple of years that have resulted in a fairly unstable ruling coalition. As a likely beneficiary of global supply chain restructuring, how wary should investors be of potential changes in this operating environment? Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Jul 31, 2020
Oil and gas in Africa: what to expect as the pandemic eases
Join Control Risks experts Barnaby Fletcher, Mikolaj Judson and Oulimata Soumaré for a close look at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa’s oil producers. Traditional producers like Nigeria, Angola and Algeria are expected to see some of the deepest recessions this year, but the critical question is what the longer term effects will be, both for the oil and gas industry and for economies across the region. Barnaby Fletcher leads our analyst team for East and Southern Africa, Mikolaj Judson is an analyst based in our Lagos office and Oulimata Soumaré is a researcher based in our Dakar office. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Jul 24, 2020
The ransomware landscape
Join Federico Saleri for a discussion about the increasing threat of ransomware attacks and the unprecedented alignment of threat actors’ capability and intent. Federico Saleri is a Consultant and a member of the Online Solutions team, Joseph Buckley is the Senior Analyst leading Control Risks’ cyber threat intelligence analysis activities in London, Felix Manig is an Associate Analyst in Control Risks’ global cyber threat intelligence team in London and Mark Fawcett is is a Senior Consultant in Control Risks’ cyber security team and is responsible for running the cyber incident response services across Europe and Africa. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Jul 8, 2020
Development finance institutions in Africa: a critical role to play
Join Control Risks experts Tom Griffin, Joanna Turner and Clara Bonnor for a close look at how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become more pressing in Africa as a result of COVID-19 and how development finance institutions (DFIs) will play a critical role in supporting companies to prioritise these challenges. Both Joanna and Clara work with a number of our DFI clients across Africa and have been talking to a number of them about ESG priorities and solutions. Tom Griffin is Partner for our Middle East and Africa region, Joanna Turner is our Geomarket head for East Africa and a Partner in our consulting business, and Clara Bonnor is a consultant in our Business Intelligence practice in Africa. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.