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AMI publishes new white paper on managing mining risks in Latin America

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Americas Market Intelligence (AMI) has published a white paper detailing seven key risks faced by miners and mining investors in Latin America — and how to best manage, minimise and mitigate them.

Entitled ‘Managing Mining Risk in Latin America’, the white paper is available for free download on AMI’s website:

“Because of the significant drop in mineral prices in 2013 and the subsequent pause in new exploration, Latin America has a shortage of scalable mining projects,” explains John Price, Managing Director for AMI and co-author of the white paper.

“Capital will now need to fund more early-stage projects with longer ROI timeframes. This means that investors will be exposed to higher levels of risk.” 

“We created the white paper to help miners better understand the causes of the risks that slow or shut down mining projects, as well as what they can do to handle these challenges,” says Dr. Remi Piet, co-author of the white paper and Senior Director of AMI’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice.

“After helping miners and investment firms work around or through mining risks in LatAm for the past 15 years over the course of 200-plus engagements, we wanted to share some of the insights we’ve developed along the way.”  

Managing Mining Risk in Latin America cites real-life cases and reflects the experience of its authors to deliver actionable advice for mining industry professionals. Topics include:

  • Why community management strategies must go well beyond basic CSR tactics.
  • Identifying the root causes of political interference to manage this risk.
  • Best practice management of informal miners includes both carrot and stick approaches.
  • Collaborating with competing industries to calm fears and cultivate relationships.
  • How ongoing intelligence makes the difference to ensure smooth-running projects and avoid sudden, unpleasant surprises.

“A new cycle of mining investment in Latin America offers investors the opportunity to improve their risk management and better their chances at long-term success. We hope this white paper — combined with our risk consulting services — will help them along in this process,” says Price. 

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