Audere International Ltd has been operating in Ukraine since the outbreak of the war supporting businesses, charities, and NGO’s to safely allow personnel to conduct work related activity in a contested environment. Recently we delivered in excess of £70k worth of humanitarian supplies to Mykolaiv. (Click on title or image to read more)
This is the first of Audere’s three-part series of strategic analysis on the war in Ukraine. This month we look at the tactical and operational military aspects of the conflict, the different objectives of Kyiv and Moscow, and the evolution of the war as winter starts to impact operations.
Bosphorus Summit: CEO Charles Blackmore and Advisor Lady Olga Maitland represent Audere in Turkey.
Last week Audere International CEO Charles Blackmore and Senior Advisor Lady Olga Maitland attended Bosphorus Summit 13 in Istanbul, where Lady Olga gave the following speech regarding Turkish-NATO relations…
Ukrainian Winter Campaign
More than eight months after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the armed conflict is now entering a new phase. High-intensity war operations are truncating along a relatively well-defined military geography in Ukraine with Russia’s faltering advance grinding to a halt, while Kyiv’s counter-offensives are unlikely to achieve any major territorial gains in the coming weeks. The situation is compounded by the inevitable arrival of winter as both sides prepare for a new phase of the conflict.
Leading Business Intelligence Firm Audere International Hire Nigel Williams as MD, Former Lead of Global Security Operations at Virgin Atlantic Airways.
London-based commercial intelligence and investigations company Audere International has hired Nigel Williams as Managing Director to oversee the growth and expansion of the global business. Nigel is a corporate security specialist, counter terrorism and aviation security commentator, and former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army.
The current military conflict in Ukraine has caused significant disruption to the world’s economic affairs. In the past couple of days, we have identified the most notable developments in Russia that will affect global and regional business communities.
On 08 April 2022, Audere International donated two ambulances filled with tonnes of medical supplies to help the people of Lutsk, Ukraine. This effort was led by our CEO Charles Blackmore and COO Oliver Blackmore, who drove the ambulances from London to Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further dampened the economic prospects for developing countries in Asia, meaning lower economic growth and higher poverty. In the past few days, some countries in Asia have been witnessing significant local economic stress and political turmoil, bringing further uncertainty to the region.
Audere International was delighted to host a talk last month (March 2022) by Cairn Energy (now renamed Capricorn Energy PLC) Director of Corporate Affairs, David Nisbet, who provided unique insights into Cairn’s recent successful arbitration with the Government of India.
On 10 March 2022 Audere International hosted a webinar to discuss the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On 09 March 2022 Audere International was live on Sky News. Monika Rihma, Director, Head of Russia, CEE & CIS, discussed Audere's operations in Ukraine.
I had thought he was a rational actor. If he is not, then we should take his nuclear threats seriously.
Following COP26 an emphasis on sustainability within the financial sector has increased substantially. Specifically, investors are looking to invest in sectors with a strong environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) focus. India has 10 ESG-exclusive funds, 6 of which were introduced in FY21. This has diversified ESG investment portfolio in the country.
Despite the threatening image it presents to foreign investors, Russia is surprisingly well-suited for foreign direct investment. According to a recent survey, the country ranks eleventh in FDI attractiveness among European countries.
The UK is considered to have “lost the art of grand strategy” since 1960s when the country “lost an empire but [had] not yet found a role”. With Brexit, a game-changer for UK foreign policy, a new strategy was needed to define the UK’s future outside the EU.
The Middle East – Current State of Play
For investors and businesses, doing business and investing in frontier and emerging markets is all about assessing risk, and pricing it. In some ways, risk is in the eye of the beholder, and risk premia differ depending on who is doing the pricing.
In many Arab and muslim countries and communities worldwide, tomorrow marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Russia in the New World Disorder
Russians have a bracing midwinter tradition of cutting a hole in the ice and plunging into the icy water beneath. That is what has just happened to US/Russia relations.
China-bound export growth accelerated in the latter half of 2020; in 2019, 40% of the top US-destined exporting firms in China were from Taiwan. To escape dependence, Taiwan’s long-standing electronics intermediates trade with China may need to be re-routed.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria have become increasingly important in global investment markets in recent years. Some $40 trillion, more than a quarter of total professionally managed assets, is now in funds that have overt ESG objectives.