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NICK ALCOCK

G3

A former investment banker and Foreign Office diplomat based in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, G3’s CEO Nick Alcock is responsible for the continued growth of the firm’s business intelligence, investigatory and cyber security businesses, and assisting clients… Read More

IAN BREMMER

EURASIA

An influential thinker fluent in global currents, Eurasia’s founder is used to politicos and CEOs beating a path to his door. The past few years have been no exception. ‘Every week is packed,’ he says. ‘Settle in for a quiet… Read More

ROBIN CLIFFORD

CLA CONSULTING

CLA leader Robin Clifford reports a year of change: ‘We’re much more focused on private client work linking with family offices and personal advisers to augment traditional wealth management with personal and asset protection,’ he tells us. A particular highlight… Read More

KEITH CRAIG

HAKLUYT

Hakluyt is so mysterious it makes other firms look like big-mouths. The company declined to be interviewed for this Index, and this predilection for a low profile is not surprising given Hakluyt was founded by former MI6 officers Christopher James… Read More

NICK DOYLE

KROLL

Over the past 12 months, Kroll’s Nick Doyle has conducted ‘a significant amount of work for financial institutions, and for law firms on behalf of their clients’. That’s not surprising given the jaw-dropping nature of Doyle’s experience: he’s worked in… Read More

SIMON GIDDINS

BLACKSTONE CONSULTING GROUP

A veteran adviser used to addressing the most complex client needs and security situations, managing director Simon Giddins heads esteemed security experts Blackstone Consultancy. The firm is involved in ‘challenging and evolving’ risk and international projects, highly private investigations, personal… Read More

OLIVER GORTON

When you deal in investigations rather than security as Alaco does, company director Oliver Gorton tells us, it can lead to an interesting client base. ‘Our client base is pretty broad,’ he says, noting that those paying Alaco’s bills include… Read More

DAVID JONES

G3

G3 head of investigations David Jones focuses on litigation support and arbitration cases working with law firms, corporate clients and HNWs across the globe. He spent 28 years as a detective at Scotland Yard, a role which saw him take… Read More

PHILIP KAYE

OMNIUM PRIVATE/S-RM

The past 12 months have been ‘extremely busy and successful,’ says Philip Kaye, adviser at Omnium Private and head of private clients at S-RM. He has witnessed a recent surge in cyber breaches and insider employee disputes, particularly involving household… Read More

NEIL KIRTON

KROLL

Neil Kirton, former investment banker, is now a managing director of Kroll’s investigations and disputes department. It’s not quite ‘hunter’ to ‘hunted’, but it’s close. Kirton admits that now he can see both sides of the fence with regards to… Read More

DARREN MATTHEWS

K2 INTELLIGENCE

When security and investigations giant Kroll founded its own intelligence venture K2 Intelligence, it proved to be ‘too good an opportunity’ for Darren Matthews, who joined the team from rival firm Nexus Risk Management. ‘The philosophy of the company in… Read More

MIKE O’NEILL

OPTIMAL RISK

Mike O’Neill refers to Reading based Optimal Risk not as a security firm, but rather a ‘risk management’ company, helping clients to mitigate the risks of their lifestyle. Within the usual security offering there are also reviews of clients’ lifestyles,… Read More

ANTHONY TESAR

LE BECK INTERNATIONAL

Anthony Tesar, former bomb disposal officer and Iraq UN weapons inspector, now CEO and founder of Le Beck, believes the key to security is an education on the realities of threats and risks — and the illustion of control. ‘[Clients’]… Read More

HEIDI WHITFIELD

G3

Heidi Whitfield, G3 managing director, relishes her role. ‘I spend much of my time with our senior advisers, which is both a privilege and a crucial point of differentiation. They are all leaders in their fields and provide access for… Read More