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Tendencias, Kroll’s thought leadership platform, focuses on market trends and business risks in Latin America. Written by senior staff at Kroll, Latin America’s leading risk consultancy, and by guest columnists, the articles seek to challenge conventional thinking and spark debate among the region’s business leaders. Register for email delivery of Tendencias and full access to our archives.
In this issue ...
Latin America's Uneven Playing Field
By Andrés Otero, Miami
Exciting opportunities in Latin America have prompted many foreign firms to invest at a fast
pace, often leaving them exposed to potentially costly disputes and legal actions. While the
newfound attraction is undeniable, investors need to be aware of potential pitfalls. Read more
Investing in the BRICS
By David Holley, Boston & Doug Frantz, Washington, DC
Managing corruption risks through heightened due diligence should be a paramount focus
for companies expanding into the BRIC markets -- Brazil, Russia, India, China -- as well as
other emerging economies. Read more
Brazil's Sugar High
By Vander Giordano, São Paulo
A dramatic transformation is under way in Brazil's sugar and ethanol industry, as foreign
capital fuels a wave of consolidation and family-owned businesses rush to sell to the
highest bidder. Newcomers need to beware of -- and protect themselves against -- fraud.
A Little Journal Entry Can Bring Big Trouble
By Glen Harloff, Grenada
Financial statement fraud, designed to deceive investors or creditors, is one of the most
common and costly of all frauds, but it tends to get little attention. Read more
According to Kroll's 5th annual edition of the Global Fraud Report, prepared in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit, fraud concerns increased sharply around the world as prevalence declined. Several themes emerged from this year's survey of more than 1,200 senior executives worldwide, including: information theft remains a serious threat, most fraud continues to a be perpetrated by company insiders, and businesses are struggling with anti-fraud strategies. Senior Kroll executives in our New York, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Sao Paulo, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Beijing offices contributed articles to this edition. For a PDF version of the 2011-12 Global Fraud Report, click here.
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