MERCATOR ASSISTS COMPANIES AND PRIVATE CLIENTS TO UNDERSTAND AND MITIGATE RISK, AND TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS IN SITUATIONS WHERE THEIR PEOPLE, ASSETS OR REPUTATIONS MAY BE AT RISK.
Companies and investors have never faced a more complex, fast-changing business environment. Poorly or partially understood risks can disrupt operations unexpectedly, leading to negative impacts on staff, financial condition and corporate reputation. To be successful, investors and managers have to understand and manage these complexities in addition to attending to strategy, capital allocation, operations, sales and marketing and other traditional corporate functions. These pressures are only going to increase as globalisation continues.
To identify and manage these vulnerabilities, Mercator recommends that investors and companies build resilience into their strategic planning and operational management. We see this as a three stage process with the objective being to understand, interpret and mitigate operating risk. For this to be fully effective it is critical that these disciplines are fully embedded within internal planning and operational processes.
Intelligence, discretely collated from a variety of sources with full observance of current ethical and legal standards is combined with publicly available open source internet information. This is assessed and disseminated to decision makers. We provide these individuals with current and actionable intelligence, which is proactively updated and reassessed as circumstances dictate.
Threats to companies or investments are assessed against their commercial and political profile, operating structure, local partners and competitors and other relevant factors. A risk assessment is then produced. The effectiveness of existing risk mitigation measures can then be assessed and modified in order to protect people and assets and to ensure that the impact of any business disruption will be minimised.
To ensure that the requirements of the risk assessment are being properly addressed, we establish that appropriate internal and external resources are utilised, and verify that desired protective measures, contingency and business continuity plans are fully implemented. Where required, we will deploy seasoned consultants to select, train and manage local assets providing security, logistical and other support to clients.
Electronic eavesdropping equipment is readily available over the internet, can be deployed in a matter of seconds and offers an adversary a highly effective means of gathering intelligence about you or your commercial interests. We have years of counter-espionage related experience. Using the latest electronic sweeping equipment and methodical physical search procedures, we will survey your premises, identify espionage and eavesdropping related threats and provide you with the assurance you need to go about your business with confidence.
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Our independent consultants, free from the internal demands of more traditional risk management firms, are able to focus on what really matters to our clients. They are chosen from our extensive global network of trusted colleagues for their particular expertise, and they are able to deliver high quality results knowing they are supported 24/7 by a strong team of like-minded professionals.