Economic and Financial Risk

Economic and Financial Risk

Economic and financial risks are usually at the forefront of concerns for most organisations. Lack of growth, poor liquidity and cash flow, combined with exchange rate fluctuations, instability in the euro zone and bank failures, have all become a reality of the modern business environment. A poor investment decision, based on information that fails to take into account wider business cultural practices, can result in a significant waste of time, money and loss of credibility. Investment decisions now require a wider range of risk understanding, especially when investing in regions and countries with a volatile past. Macroeconomic considerations must be understood, as well as regulatory constraints and conditions.

Linked to security risks, economic crime is an area of growing concern, costing countries like the UK billions of pounds annually. Economic crime includes theft, fraud, cybercrime, corporate identity theft, asset misappropriation, accounting irregularities, bribery and corruption.

CICM can help organisations understand ways in which it can protect itself against the risks of economic crime by proven methods via the guidance of Senior ex-Scotland Yard police officers skilled specifically in the prevention and detection of fraud, both on and offline. In a wider context of financial and strategic investment risk, we can examine assumptions and provide clients with a detailed assessment of the economic and financial implications of planned action and future scenarios. We specialise in a number of regions and countries ranging from North Africa to the Middle East, the Gulf, West Africa, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and East Asia.