Miami, October 11, 2018—Americas Market Intelligence (AMI) has published a whitepaper detailing 7 key risks faced by miners and mining investors in Latin America—and how to best manage, minimize and mitigate them.

Entitled Managing Mining Risk in Latin America, the whitepaper is available for free download on AMI’s website.

“Because of the significant drop in mineral prices several years ago, Latin America has a shortage of scalable mining projects,” explains John Price, Managing Director for AMI and co-author of the whitepaper. “Capital will need to fund more early-stage projects with longer ROI timeframes, but this means that investors will be exposed to higher levels of risk,” says Price.

“We created the whitepaper to help miners have a better understanding of the causes of the risks that slow or shut down mining projects, as well as what they can to handle these challenges,” says Dr. Remi Piet, co-author of the whitepaper 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 10 years over the course of 200+ engagements, we wanted to share some of the insights we’ve picked up along the way,” says Dr. Piet.

Organized simply for rapid reference, Managing Mining Risk in Latin America cites real-life cases and the on-the-ground experience of its authors to deliver actionable advice for mining industry professionals. Topics include:

  • Why comprehensive strategies focused on communities are better than basic CSR
  • Identifying underlying issues surrounding political interference to manage this risk
  • Smoothing out conflicts with informal miners to emphasize cooperation over conflict
  • 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

“As mineral prices rise and exploration increases in Latin America, companies have a unique opportunity to improve their risk management and ensure their long-term success, and we wanted to offer them some insights to help them along in this process,” says Price.

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