Global emerging markets will be the future economies to drive growth and generate significant opportunities.
The 10 countries that make up the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a combined population of 626 million and a $2.4 trillion economy, making it one of the world’s largest markets. Myanmar alone is set for 7% growth this year and is set to see more than 8% growth next year. Sub-Saharan African countries are also expected to post similar growth, with increased opportunities for foreign investment in agriculture, telecommunications, mining, and clean energy solutions. The Caribbean countries, with skilled labor, openness to trade, and financial incentives to investors, also present opportunities for investors.
The Inle Advisory Group Difference
Successful emerging market entry requires expert guidance from advisors with the proven ability to mitigate the political, economic, and reputational risks through unique market entry strategies and allowing clients to focus on what they do best. Inle Advisory Group, which opened its doors in 2013, was founded by experts with extensive on-the-ground country knowledge in Myanmar as well experience building relationships and shaping policy discussions in Washington, D.C. Inle sought to differentiate itself from other consultancies in the market.
We go beyond the typical service offerings and take our client engagement to the next level through:
Solution-based Analysis Political and economic risk analysis is a core competency but Inle does not just inform clients of problems, Inle shows clients how to successfully solve them. Inle works together with clients to navigate risky markets so that they can remain focused on the opportunities rather than on what could potentially derail their investment including, but not limited to, legal and regulatory compliance, community dynamics, and economic challenges.
Stakeholder Engagement Strategies Inle places a high value on stakeholder engagement but recognizes that for an investment to be successful, relationships must be built. The Inle team has decades of on-the-ground work in emerging economies and has developed a vast network of contacts in government, business, civil society, and the NGO communities that will directly and indirectly impact engagement. Inle does the introductions but also takes it a step further by fostering a strong relationship and lines of communication that brings transparency on all sides.
Principal Access and Tailored Work Each client’s needs and questions are different and deserve principle-level engagement and customized deliverables by dedicated and passionate experts. Inle does not offer cookie-cutter “off the shelf” solutions, recycle one client’s plan for another, or hire based on prior titles alone. All of Inle’s advisors have deep, broad, and meaningful experience and each advisor creates tailored solutions for each client.
Service Opportunities and Corporate Philanthropy Inle and its clients have taken a principled-based approach to investment, incorporating and strengthening anti-discrimination, transparency, and anti-corruption policies throughout its organizations and bringing transparency to and adhering to international standards of corporate conduct. Additionally, companies are thinking through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs—governments in frontier and emerging economies are considering making CSR a requirement—Inle tailors programs that incorporates a business’ values and strengths and accounts for impacted citizens’ needs and concerns.
Legal and Regulatory Compliance Emerging markets are beset with often complex and shifting regulatory frameworks, compounded by global sanctions regimes. The Inle team has firsthand experience and a network of legal experts to assist clients in navigating U.S. and global economic restrictions and trade sanctions and ensure compliance with local laws.