Chambers and Partners

Posted: 29 June 2021

Assynt listed on Chambers and Partners Crisis and Risk Management 2021 rankings

Overview and History:

We are a global intelligence consultancy specialising in research on emerging markets. A division of Falanx Group, the firm has provided multinational organisations with geopolitical, strategic, and commercial risk analysis since 2003. Assynt remains a long-term intelligence partner to clients, who rely on our high value analysis and forecasts to anticipate risks, evaluate opportunities, and foresee outcomes in global markets.

A source says: “Assynt is smaller and so the product is more tailored for our business, as well as building personal relationships with the team.” “The embedded analysts have been excellent – well qualified, diligent and collaborative,” says a client, while another adds: “Their written reports are very crisp and accurate. They stand out from other similar providers by making it clear what their predictions and assessments are, making them credible. Their written reports are easily read and digested.”

Notable practitioners:

Charles Hollis is the Managing Director at Assynt and is particularly experienced in intelligence matters pertaining to the Middle East. Hollis can assist clients in issues of market entry, business intelligence and investigations, as well as political risk and government affairs issues.

A client says: “He takes a very personal interest in the company that he is supporting and understands what our needs are.”

Laura Hamilton is head of intelligence consulting and is well versed in political risk issues affecting corporates, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. She is adept at producing actionable intelligence for clients through in-depth research of public records and local source enquiries. Hamilton is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and has a basic understanding of French and Arabic.

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