SERVICES



The broad categories of services provided to minimize client risks and maximize awareness for the Commodities Industry are:

DUE DILIGENCE
• Pre-Deal Screening & Vetting
• Tender Management
• Anti-Corruption Investigation
• Investigative Due Diligence
• Reputational Assessments
• Contractual Compliance
  Investigations

RISK ADVISORY & CYBER
• Market Landscaping, Entry, and Exit Risk
  Analysis
• Regulatory and Sanctions Compliance
  Monitoring
• Local Market Sensitivity Analysis
• Counterparty Risk
• Competitive Intelligence
• Industry Risk Assessments
• Crisis/Terrorist/Political Risk
• Assessments and Tracking
• Vendor & Partner Vetting
• Strategic Influence Campaign

FRAUD INVESTIGATION
• Embezzlement
• Extortion
• Asset Tracing
• Internal Investigations

MINIMIZING THE RISK FACED BY THE COMMODITies INDUSTRY


The commodities industry is facing severe pressure as all broad-based commodity prices have been exhibiting substantial weakness, the largest decline being in the price of oil. This trend is expected to continue, resulting in greater compression on producers. The over-abundance of supply will trigger a contraction of trading margins,which could lead to extensive cost cutting measures across the board.

Price pressure will likely drive market participants to explore new trading partners, likely in new and unfamiliar regions. Companies may also need to stray away from their comfort zones and trade new commodities with novice teams. These measures add considerable risk as a rising sense of haste will likely forgo or compromise the necessary due diligence required to properly vet new counterparts, their reputation, business ethics, and the quality of their product.

Now more than ever, companies need to exhibit measured caution and prudence. Exploring alternatives in this low-price environment, especially in new markets, requires cultural awareness and an experienced network with access to actionable intelligence. This will significantly contribute towards mitigating a company's susceptibility to reputational risks as well as outright financial loss through fraud or misrepresentation. Companies are often not equipped to handle these important tasks internally, and the need to engage an experienced business intelligence partner is essential in order to sidestep pitfalls.

 

BRASIDAS GROUP VALUE-BASED SOLUTIONs FOR THE COMMODITies INDUSTRY:

• Partner Screening and Vetting
• Industry Landscaping and Market Entry Support
• Regulatory and Sanctions Compliance Monitoring
• Transaction and Partnership Structuring and Execution
• Supply Chain Examination and Monitoring
• Market and Competitive Intelligence (i.e. pricing, terms, quality, etc.)
• Global Reach and Local Insight in hard-to-reach markets

 


BRASIDAS GROUP: WE UNLOCK THE POWER OF INFORMATION


Brasidas is committed to being your partner in these challenging times. We have the resources to provide sustainable, reliable, timely and most important, actionable solutions at a fraction of the cost of expanding your internal team. We leverage internal industry, sector and regional expertise to understand your issues and access hard to reach markets leveraging Human Intelligence and innovative Cyber Solutions through an extensive and fully vetted proprietary network of sources globally. Built on the tenets of discretion, Brasidas was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with offices in New York and Belgrade.