IISS EVENT – LONDON, UK
Veracity Managing Director Carla McRoberts spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Latin America’s Elections Amid Crisis: Instability and the Search for Change.” The event, hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sought to explore the factors leading to political disruption and its impact on elections and beyond. Carla spoke on the themes of corruption, declining trust in political elites, and weak economic growth, all of which have had the combined effect of galvanizing a cadre of anti-establishment candidates and their supporters in the run up to the region’s various presidential elections.
South African Bonds Get a Boost After Zuma’s Resignation
Veracity Managing Director John Green appeared in a Wall Street Journal article on the subject of South African President Zuma’s resignation and its immediate impact on the country’s bond market. John echoed investors’ confidence in the development, and heralded the news as the opening of an avenue toward government reforms. South African Bonds Get a Boost After Zuma’s Resignation.
121 MINING INVESTMENT CONFERENCE – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Veracity CEO Steven Fox traveled to the 121 Mining Investment Conference in Cape Town, which brought together leaders from 80 mining and exploration companies and more than 250 mining investors, financiers, and analysts. Steven spoke on a panel titled “Picking winners and avoiding losers as the up-cycle continues,” on which he discussed the need for mining concerns to effectively anticipate and mitigate above-ground risks including political instability, regulatory, and corruption issues.
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL – CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Veracity CEO Steven Fox returned to Harvard Business School as a guest lecturer for the fourth time, where he again led a case study on political risk factors relating to a proposed investment in Myanmar in a class titled Risk Management for Corporate Leaders.
PACIFIC ALLIANCE ENERGY FORUM – CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
Regional Advisor for Latin America Keith Martin moderated a panel discussion at the Pacific Alliance Energy Forum (PAEF), which convened in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss energy market opportunities and increased regional engagement between the Alliance’s member states (Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Chile). Executives from various Latin America-focused financial, investment, and energy companies discussed themes related to energy projects in the region, including how to best assess the potential value of a given investment vis-à-vis anti-corruption and reputation-risk-related concerns.
THE WHARTON SCHOOL – PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Veracity CEO Steven Fox was a guest lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he lectured and led discussions in both graduate and undergraduate classes on the subject of corporate diplomacy and due diligence. This was the fourth time Steven traveled to the school to speak with students about these themes.