WA Investor Services political due diligence and policy risk specialists

WA Investor Services provides political due diligence, strategic advice and reputation analysis for investors and assets in sensitive and regulated markets. If your investments are affected by political risks, we can help.

Our team is rigorous, insightful and dynamic with the ability to swiftly cut through the political noise to give investors the clarity they need to make informed decisions.

Our consultants have backgrounds in politics, government, communications and management consultancy, providing a multidisciplinary approach to producing insight and evaluating risk.

WA Investor Services provides a comprehensive suite of due diligence, intelligence and advisory services:

Policy Risk Analysis

  • Due diligence tool for insight into political, policy and reputation risk
  • Buy-side and sell-side support
  • Confidential political research and interviews
  • In-depth analysis and expert interpretation
  • Top-up analysis on previous due diligence
  • Project timelines: 24 hours to four weeks

Policy Risk Analysis - local

  • Focusing on local political and reputation risk
  • Interviews with local policymakers and commissioners
  • Insight into an asset’s primary public service markets
  • Top-up analysis on previous due diligence
  • Project timelines from 48 hours to 6 weeks

Sector tracking

  • Supports deal origination by identifying key growth factors
  • Analysis of political and regulatory drivers within a sector
  • Insight into commercial risks and opportunities
  • Long term tracking or intensive projects

Asset tracking

  • Tracking policy and regulatory issues for a specific asset
  • Strategic advice on anticipated events that may impact an asset
  • Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly monitoring reports
  • Ad hoc ‘red flag’ alerts for key issues

Strategic advice and risk mitigation

  • Helping your asset manage their policy environment
  • Risk mitigation strategy that positions your asset positively with policymakers
  • Risk register for tracking policy and regulatory issues
  • Advice on effective channels to engage with your asset’s key stakeholders

Reputation analysis

  • Understanding how the reputation of your assets compare with competitors
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Digital analysis and intelligence
  • Insight to support a case for investment
  • Advice on how to position assets you are planning to divest
  • Short term and long term reputation benchmarking

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