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Isabelle
Trick

Associate Director
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Isabelle is a Senior Associate in the global macro practice and Global Counsel’s lead Africa analyst. Before joining GC, Isabelle worked as a consultant supporting investors with commercial due diligence processes in Africa and the Middle East. She previously ran an international disability charity active in West Africa. In addition to English, Isabelle speaks German, French and basic Italian.

At GC, Isabelle supports clients in navigating the politics and economics of Sub-Saharan Africa, with insight into individual countries, continent-wide trends as well the geopolitics of the region. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Contrasting attitudes to foreign investment, political stability, and regulatory frameworks in three different countries to aid a financial services client with business expansion efforts.
  • Identifying relevant health sector stakeholders in a West African country and providing insight into engagement opportunities for a client looking to launch a new initiative.
  • Analysing the IMF’s new common framework on debt to help clients understand how this might impact the macroeconomic environment of markets they are active in.

Latest Insights by Isabelle Trick

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Stuck in the middle: the MENA perspective on US-China relations

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This episode is part of our annual conference 'The Politics of'. This year's edition, 'The Politics of Decoupling', will present a global perspective on China’s industrial and political strategy for the next decade, and how it will affect its relationship with western-aligned countries.

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Jostling for position – Is there substance to the Africa summits?

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In late November, China’s flagship Africa summit, the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) took place in Senegal. In 2022, the EU, the US, Russia, and Japan have all planned major Africa-focused summits. This clustering of Africa + 1 summits has given rise to debates about whether we are witnessing a new intensification of foreign interest in the continent. But is…

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GC's 2021 Reading List

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At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles, books and podcasts. We also share the list with our network in what has become a staple of GC holiday communications. Some of this informs our day jobs, but most of it can also be filed against the (very) interesting times we live in.

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