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Managing Political Risk for Mining Companies


Falling global commodity prices coupled with an increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape are prompting many multinational mining companies to renew their focus on managing political risk in the countries in which they operate.

Prior to the recent decline in commodities prices, emerging and frontier markets were favored recipients of substantial attention by mining companies, as adventurous investors went farther afield than ever before to develop new prospects.   However these past several years have shown that seemingly stable countries and regions can erupt quickly, and events are becoming increasingly unpredictable, adversely affecting the operating ecosystem for mining companies.

Marsh convened a panel of experts to discuss the latest risks to metals and mining, and how organizations can protect their investments, assets and revenues in what has become a more volatile geopolitical risk environment.