The Impact of Corruption & Transparent Regulations on Investment Outcomes

A Foglamp whitepaper explores the impact of corruption and transparent regulations on investment outcomes.


About Foglamp

Foglamp Research operates in 120 countries worldwide

Foglamp provides unparalleled reach into more than 120 overseas markets, offering clients a competitive advantage through on-the-ground insights into investment-specific regulatory and market dynamics.

Our Services

Our Services

Most Foglamp engagements begin with the client requesting a short written analysis of an initial set of questions related to an investment thesis or due diligence project. A Foglamp client concierge manages a rapid-turnaround research process involving multiple in-country team members. Clients often request additional analysis or phone calls with contributors to the project.

Our Resources

Our Network

Foglamp’s strength lies in our ability to reach out to more than 1,300 local researchers, journalists, attorneys, and consultants in more than 120 countries. Our network offers clients proprietary insight on a real-time basis while avoiding the costs associated with traditional research and consulting services.

Client Case Studies


Case Study – Medical Equipment Manufacturing. Client: Hedge Fund, Arlington, Virginia, USA Client Opportunity: Fund exploring investment in Chinese medical equipment manufacturer serving the domestic Chinese market. Questions from Client: How is medical equipment procured in the Chinese healthcare system? What role do hospital administrators play? What is the role of corruption and kickbacks? Products Provided to Client: Analytical memo, with Q&A follow-up. Foglamp Contributors... 


Case Study – Consumer Credit. Client: Hedge Fund, San Francisco, USA Client Opportunity: Fund exploring a range of investments to take a position in the Brazilian consumer credit sector. Questions from Client: Scouting potential portfolio investments in the sector. What is the track record of major consumer credit providers thus far? What new strategies are they introducing given results from pilot programs? What government regulations impact the sector and how do they impact... 


Case Studies – Oil Services. Client: Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund, Washington, DC, USA Client Opportunity: Fund exploring taking an equity position in a Chinese-run oil field services firm in a conflict-prone region of Ethiopia. Questions from Client: What is the background of the conflict in the region where the firm operates? What are the dynamics on the ground? Are regional political actors engaged in the national political system? What is the reputation of the partner...