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Strategic and political risk intelligence

Aperio Intelligence provides strategic intelligence and political risk services to help businesses and investors understand and respond to complexities in local markets. Drawing on our global network of human sources, our command of open source information in multiple languages, and our investigative skill-set, we support our clients enter new markets, evaluate commercial opportunities, and navigate moments of difficulty.

Our strategic intelligence services are by nature bespoke to the particular situation facing our clients.

Our clients include multinational corporations; private equity firms; hedge funds; investment banks; and family offices.

For further details on how Aperio can support you, please contact Tom Ready, Head of Strategic Intelligence:

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We typically help our clients evaluate investment opportunities and mitigate risk through:

  • Market entry support, including the identification of suitable local partners
  • Evaluation of local stakeholder sentiment and perceptions
  • Analysis of geo-political, sector and country-level risk
  • Insight into the backgrounds, motives, behaviours and relationships of counter-parties
  • Mapping of the competitor landscape
  • Contextualisation of regulatory policies, new legislation and government attitudes
  • Intelligence to support negotiating strategies
  • Intelligence to support crisis management teams, particularly in situations of political upheaval

We are thought leaders on financial crime issues, publishing our monthly Financial Crime Digest which summarises key technical developments & matters of interest to anti-financial crime professionals.

  • New market entry
  • Complex commercial situations
  • Political risk monitoring
  • New market entry

    We help our clients enter unfamiliar markets and identify suitable business partners. We do this by analysing local political, economic and security environments; contextualising regulatory policies, legislation, and government attitudes; evaluating stakeholder sentiment and perceptions; and collecting sector-specific intelligence. We situate our country risk analysis within a wider geo-political framework.

  • Complex commercial situations

    We support our clients by providing intelligence in a range of complex commercial situations, to alert them to potential blind spots and to support successful negotiating strategies. We work transparently with our clients to fine-tune our approach to intelligence collection, working strictly in accordance with local and international laws and to the highest ethical standards.

  • Political risk monitoring

    In situations of political turbulence overseas, such as regime change or a major government reshuffle, we enable our clients to act swiftly and decisively through the provision of timely intelligence assessments to support them through crises. We do this through the provision of daily intelligence summaries on the developing political and security situation, based on reliable open source information and intelligence from well-placed human sources. We also provide wider assessments of the backgrounds and leanings of individuals likely to take over power and how this could impact our client’s business model and operations.


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