Background checks on senior employees and new hires
Due diligence on corporates and individuals
Fraud and corruption investigations
Compliance and sanctions advisory
Crisis Resolution / Problem Solving
Competitive intelligence gathering
Strategic intelligence gathering
Following detailed discussions with the client and preliminary open source research, the team draws up a tailored scope of work outlining the requirement, methodology, source access and deliverables for the engagement. We provide source transparency through detailed descriptions of the individuals that we intend to consult.
In accordance with the requirements agreed with the client, our in-house team undertakes extensive open source research through a variety of proprietary databases, public registers and sanction lists. We also deploy experts and sources from within our global network to conduct any necessary discreet enquiries on the ground with their contacts within business, political, finance and government spheres.
Analysis & Triangulation
Open source information and source findings are assessed in-house to identify potential gaps or areas for further exploration. The intelligence is also triangulated in order to corroborate information through a variety of sources. Preliminary findings are then discussed with the client.
Our findings are presented to the client in a concise and contextual manner. Intelligence is clearly attributed to each source and – where necessary – weighted to reflect its reliability. If appropriate, we include pragmatic conclusions and recommendations that highlight the implications of the information identified during our research. We then advise clients on risk mitigation strategies and/or areas that require further investigation.