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These excerpts taken from the GHL 10-K filed Feb 26, 2009.
Strategic investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in our business.
 
We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and internal expansion and through strategic investments, acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to combine accounting and data processing systems and management controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our business.
 
To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal, operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization, expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and regulations applicable to the financial services industries are uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market. Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a particular foreign market could have a significant and negative effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable in the relevant jurisdictions.
 
Strategic investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in our business.
 
We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and internal expansion and through strategic investments, acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to combine accounting and data processing systems and management controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our business.
 
To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal, operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization, expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and regulations applicable to the financial services industries are uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market. Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a particular foreign market could have a significant and negative effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable in the relevant jurisdictions.
 
Strategic investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in our business.
 
We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and internal expansion and through strategic investments, acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to combine accounting and data processing systems and management controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our business.
 
To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal, operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization, expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and regulations applicable to the financial services industries are uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market. Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a particular foreign market could have a significant and negative effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable in the relevant jurisdictions.
 
Strategic
investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign
expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in
our business.



 



We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and
internal expansion and through strategic investments,
acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic
investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we
face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating
the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to
combine accounting and data processing systems and management
controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to
additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent
upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage
relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under
our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us
and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our
business.


 



To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the
United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal,
operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a
foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization,
expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange
controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as
the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and
regulations applicable to the financial services industries are
uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to
determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market.
Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a
particular foreign market could have a significant and negative
effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our
reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk
that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable
in the relevant jurisdictions.


 




Strategic
investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign
expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in
our business.



 



We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and
internal expansion and through strategic investments,
acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic
investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we
face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating
the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to
combine accounting and data processing systems and management
controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to
additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent
upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage
relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under
our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us
and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our
business.


 



To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the
United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal,
operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a
foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization,
expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange
controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as
the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and
regulations applicable to the financial services industries are
uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to
determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market.
Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a
particular foreign market could have a significant and negative
effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our
reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk
that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable
in the relevant jurisdictions.


 




Strategic
investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, or foreign
expansion may result in additional risks and uncertainties in
our business.



 



We intend to grow our core business through both recruiting and
internal expansion and through strategic investments,
acquisitions or joint ventures. In the event we make strategic
investments or acquisitions or enter into joint ventures, we
face numerous risks and uncertainties combining or integrating
the relevant businesses and systems, including the need to
combine accounting and data processing systems and management
controls. In the case of joint ventures, we are subject to
additional risks and uncertainties in that we may be dependent
upon, and subject to liability, losses or reputational damage
relating to systems, controls and personnel that are not under
our control. In addition, conflicts or disagreements between us
and our joint venture partners may negatively impact our
business.


 



To the extent that we pursue business opportunities outside the
United States, we will be subject to political, economic, legal,
operational and other risks that are inherent in operating in a
foreign country, including risks of possible nationalization,
expropriation, price controls, capital controls, exchange
controls and other restrictive governmental actions, as well as
the outbreak of hostilities. In many countries, the laws and
regulations applicable to the financial services industries are
uncertain and evolving, and it may be difficult for us to
determine the exact requirements of local laws in every market.
Our inability to remain in compliance with local laws in a
particular foreign market could have a significant and negative
effect not only on our businesses in that market but also on our
reputation generally. We are also subject to the enhanced risk
that transactions we structure might not be legally enforceable
in the relevant jurisdictions.


 




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10-K (6 sections)
Feb 26, 2009
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