Press Release: China’s Global Business Activity Visualized by New Online Tool


On Octo­ber 4, RWR Advi­so­ry Group launched an online tool that pro­vides visu­al and quan­ti­ta­tive ana­lyt­ics on the glob­al busi­ness trans­ac­tions of Chi­nese and Russ­ian com­pa­nies — updat­ed on a dai­ly basis. The tool, called Intel­Trak, is the result of a mul­ti-year research effort to col­lect infor­ma­tion on each sig­nif­i­cant busi­ness trans­ac­tion of Chi­na and Rus­sia over the past five years in order to under­stand how these glob­al busi­ness foot­prints have evolved over time.
Intel­Trak applies an empir­i­cal trans­ac­tion-by-trans­ac­tion research method­ol­o­gy to deter­mine specif­i­cal­ly what type of busi­ness these com­pa­nies are doing glob­al­ly, where such busi­ness is tak­ing place, which enti­ties are involved and over what time­frame. Answers to these and oth­er ques­tions are pro­vid­ed dai­ly, both at a gran­u­lar lev­el and visu­al­ized in the aggre­gate.

Intel­Trak per­mits users to pro­duce visu­al results based on fil­ters includ­ing: indus­try, sta­tus, trans­ac­tion type and loca­tion.  The user can also access options to show which coun­tries, regions or cities are the most promi­nent des­ti­na­tions for Russ­ian or Chi­nese com­pa­nies, either by num­ber of trans­ac­tions or trans­ac­tion val­ue.

The fee-based ver­sion of the tool, Intel­Trak Pro, per­mits users to dig deep­er by access­ing detailed infor­ma­tion on the trans­ac­tions, includ­ing fil­ter­ing by com­pa­ny name (as well as an option to wrap in all mem­bers of a company’s fam­i­ly tree) and a wide vari­ety of oth­er gran­u­lar data points.

The tool serves as a risk man­age­ment, dili­gence, com­pli­ance and research tool for pri­vate sec­tor enti­ties, par­tic­u­lar­ly for assess­ing polit­i­cal and rep­u­ta­tion­al risk. For gov­ern­ment agen­cies, it illu­mi­nates the for­eign pol­i­cy and secu­ri­ty impli­ca­tions of the glob­al foot­prints of these pre­dom­i­nant­ly state-con­trolled enter­pris­es.
RWR Advi­so­ry Group is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C‑based con­sult­ing firm that spe­cial­izes in the risks present at the inter­sec­tion of glob­al busi­ness activ­i­ty and nation­al secu­ri­ty con­cerns. RWR pro­vides intel­li­gence and ana­lyt­i­cal sup­port in this area for gov­ern­ment agen­cies and risk man­age­ment ser­vices for pri­vate sec­tor clients.