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Welcome to the Riskology by Infortal Podcast!

Join Candice Tal, Christopher Mason, and Dr. Ian Oxnevad as they discuss how to Solve Risk Before it Starts!

“Riskology by Infortal covers what is missed in business school and goes beyond the news” -Dr. Ian Oxnevad

The Riskology by Infortal podcast covers real-world business risk issues and how companies can make sense of the economic and political environment from the global and local levels. Each episode will arm you with new insight into how to effectively manage geopolitical risks and allow your company to grow.

Listen now to the episodes on Global Risk Intelligence, where we are joined by the founder of the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom Fox. In this series, we discuss ESG intelligence, international sanctions, supply chain risk, and corruption intelligence.

We hope you can join us today!

Riskology by Infortal: Global Risk

August 21, 2023
In episode one of this five-part special, Tom Fox discusses risk intelligence from a geopolitical perspective. Guest Chris Mason explains the importance of risk assessment and analysis that companies must undertake when engaging in international business and the need for conducting due diligence based on open-source intelligence to uncover and mitigate hidden risks.

Riskology by Infortal: ESG Intelligence with Chris Mason

August 22, 2023

In this second episode of the five-part special, Tom Fox discusses ESG intelligence with Chris Mason. They talk about the importance of ESG profiles, meeting regulatory requirements, and what ESG can do for businesses.

Riskology by Infortal: Corruption Intelligence with Chris Mason

August 23, 2023
In part 3 of this week’s five-part special, Tom Fox discusses corruption intelligence with Chris Mason. Chris returns to talk about how organizations can mitigate corruption within their corporate environments and the steps they can take to ensure they comply with regulations.

Riskology by Infortal: Sanctions Intelligence with Chris Mason

August 24, 2023

This is part 4 of a special 5-part series featuring Infortal Worldwide. Tom Fox and Chris Mason discuss sanctions intelligence. Chris talks about regulation changes concerning sanctions, their impact on the business community, and reputational risk.

Riskology by Infortal: Supply Chain Intelligence with Dr. Ian Oxnevad

August 25, 2023
In the final part of this week’s five-part special, Tom Fox discusses supply chain risks with Dr. Ian Oxnevad. He talks about the supply chain from a geopolitical risk perspective and the various steps companies can take to prepare themselves against those risks.

Riskology by Infortal: Part 1-Dr. Ian Oxnevad on Middle East and Africa

September 11, 2023

“The dollar’s power, like any currency’s power, is obviously tied to its ability to hold value and people’s interests in actually holding it,” says Dr. Ian Oxnevad, Director of Geopolitical Risk Intelligence for Infortal Worldwide and Tom Fox’s guest on this Riskology by Infortal Special Series. Ian and Tom discuss the current geopolitics of trade within the Middle East, the Abraham Accords, and how these things may affect businesses within the US looking to expand.

Riskology by Infortal: Part 2-Dr. Ian Oxnevad on Latin America

September 12, 2023

“From a due diligence and geopolitical risk intelligence standpoint, Mexico and Latin America in general don’t get enough attention because a lot of people in the political world view Latin America as off to the sidelines from major events around the world but it’s anything but,” says Dr. Ian Oxnevad, returning guest on this installment of the Geopolitical Risk Series of Riskology by Infortal. He and Tom discuss in this episode the risk landscape of Latin America, and how companies can navigate them.

Riskology by Infortal: Part 3-Dr. Ian Oxnevad on Russia and Ukraine

September 13, 2023

“If you’re fighting off a major world power, corruption is not going to be at the top of your plate. You’re going to be looking at trying to keep domestic production up and national solidarity at high levels,” says Dr. Ian Oxnevad, returning guest on this installment of the Riskology by Infortal special series. He and Tom discuss the geopolitical risk landscape between Russia and Ukraine.

Riskology by Infortal: Part 4-Dr. Ian Oxnevad on Europe

September 14, 2023

“What you’re seeing is a need for greater risk analysis at the national level and an understanding of how that pertains to the European level writ large and how that’s going to affect your opportunities and your risks,” says returning guest Dr. Ian Oxnevad on this installment of the Riskology by Infortal special series. In this episode, he and Tom discuss geopolitical risks and opportunities in Europe, as it pertains to political and economic instability, banking crises and regulatory challenges.

Riskology by Infortal: Part 5-Dr. Ian Oxnevad on Asia

September 15, 2023

“If war takes place and the US wins, your property and your investments in China are still going to be confiscated, seized. If you try to keep your investments in China and there’s a war and the US loses, then you could wind up losing property rights as the result of instability here, depending on how the war plays out,” says Dr. Ian Oxnevad on the final installment of the Riskology by Infortal special series. He and Tom discuss China’s political landscape and its impact on global business.

Riskology by Infortal: The New Normal – Geopolitical Risks Reshaping Global Business

October 18, 2023

Infortal Worldwide recognized the significant challenges that companies face when engaging with international partners, suppliers, and stakeholders. The company aims to address the gap in discussions around geopolitical risk and provide education on the multifaceted challenges that businesses face today. Tune in to Riskology by Infortal to learn more.

Riskology by Infortal: The New Normal – Geopolitical Risks Reshaping Global Business

October 30, 2023

The rapidly changing landscape of the Middle East has profound implications for businesses in the region. In this episode of Riskology by Infortal, Chris Mason and Dr. Ian Oxnevad explore the geopolitical shifts and emerging power dynamics that are creating a new Eurasian battleground. They emphasize the need to understand this broader context, moving beyond the traditional Israeli-Palestinian lens to explore the multifaceted relationships shaping the region. The ongoing conflict unravels as a manifestation of this complex geopolitical puzzle.

Riskology by Infortal Episode 3: Deputy AG Lisa Monaco’s Announcement at SCCE

November 14, 2023

Join us for a lively conversation on the recent DAG Monaco announcement! How will this new DOJ guidance help companies navigate the evolving compliance landscape and new risks posed by geopolitical events? Dr. Ian Oxnevad and Christopher Mason discuss the recent DOJ guidance on M&A due diligence, compliance priorities and tips for managing global risk.

Whitepapers & Research

International Due Diligence Investigations

This whitepaper looks at key takeaways from recent enforcement actions where the lack of or inadequate due diligence investigations had significant impact to regulatory enforcement.

The recent  Panasonic Avionics FCPA enforcement action made clear that due diligence should be viewed as an ongoing process.  We examine pre-acquisition risk assessment as an important lens to view the feasibility of M&A business strategy.

Global Due Diligence Investigations

Learn how our global due diligence investigations help you identify bad actors that get in the way of your business.

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Thought Leadership and Whitepapers - The Compliance Handbook
Thought Leadership and Whitepapers - Costs of Corporate Corruption

This whitepaper looks at Due Diligence and the Costs of Corporate Corruption. Most CCOs are working with limited information from their due diligence programs or due diligence providers. This means they do not have important data on potential corruption risks to inform their risk assessment matrix.

Between 10 to 20% of CEOS and senior executives have adverse information in their backgrounds, which is often hidden or undisclosed…

Listen to Due Diligence Podcasts

International due diligence investigations: Episode 1 When basic due diligence is no longer enough

International due diligence investigations: Episode 1 When basic due diligence is no longer enough

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 2 Recent Enforcement Actions

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 2 Recent Enforcement Actions

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 3 What is & isn't working in Due Diligence

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 3 What is & isn’t working in Due Diligence

International Due Diligence Investigations: 4 Investigative Due Diligence in M&A

International Due Diligence Investigations: 4 Investigative Due Diligence in M&A

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 5 Innovation in Investigative Due Diligence

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 5 Innovation in Investigative Due Diligence

Listen to Mentoring Podcasts

Podcast: Mentoring & Entrepreneurship During Turmoil

Mentoring & Entrepreneurship During Turmoil – Part 1

Mentoring & Entrepreneurship During Turmoil Part 2

Mentoring & Entrepreneurship During Turmoil Part 2

Ignoring Geopolitical Risk During & After Cross-Border M&A Can Destroy Your Valuation in MinutesView Now

Recent global events, including the breakout of war in Europe and the increase in trade-based sanctions, have demonstrated how geopolitical risk events can quickly disrupt national economies and business operations. As Christopher Mason and Ian Oxnevad of Infortal Worldwide explore, the world of M&A is not immune from the same geopolitical risk pressures, raising the stakes for would-be investors and dealmakers.

International Due Diligence Investigations Whitepaper – View Now

This whitepaper looks at key takeaways from recent enforcement actions where the lack of or inadequate due diligence investigations had significant impact to regulatory enforcement.

Due diligence should be viewed as an ongoing process: we examine pre-acquisition risk assessment as an important lens to view the feasibility of M&A business strategy.

Chief Compliance Officers with a longer term focus will view their due diligence programs as a critical tool to enable faster identification and clearing of red flag issues in various aspects of business risk exposure and improved risk mitigation, even in regions of political instability globally.

View International Due Diligence Investigations Whitepaper

Obvious Facts and Bad Company

By Christopher Mason, CAMS and Ryan Smith – Download Now

The document provides essential guidance on conducting thorough investigations to verify issuer claims. It goes beyond simple questionnaires, emphasizing the need for deeper due diligence processes and leveraging open-source intelligence (OSINT) investigations.

By downloading this document, you will gain valuable insights into identifying disqualifying events and understanding the challenges of researching history at varying jurisdictions. It will equip you with the knowledge to effectively corroborate information and utilize tools like Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) for federal litigation history.

View International Due Diligence Investigations Whitepaper

This whitepaper looks at Due Diligence and the Costs of Corporate Corruption. Most CCOs are working with limited information from their due diligence programs or due diligence providers. This means they do not have important data on potential corruption risks to inform their risk assessment matrix.

Between 10 to 20% of CEOS and senior executives have adverse information in their backgrounds, which is often hidden or undisclosed. Corrupt executives are often involved in FCPA violations, exposing the corporation to large fines and penalties. A key takeaway in recent FCPA enforcement actions have highlighted insufficient due diligence investigations.

The vast majority of FCPA enforcement actions over the past 10 years have involved some form of inadequate, insufficient or even a total lack of due diligence. Companies that sustained FCPA enforcement actions most usually had ‘check-the-box’ compliance programs.

Thought Leadership and Whitepapers - Costs of Corporate Corruption

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