use case

Agile and Responsive Open Source Research

Abstract photo of patterns in ice taken in Lake Baikal in Russia

Earlier this year our client, an international investment management firm, was looking to conduct open source research on a Russian company and its ultimate beneficial owners. They wanted to gain an understanding of the background and reputation of the business and the role it plays in the wider market, including how it was connected to other market participants.

From our pool of over 1500 intelligence sources, we successfully matched the client to a Network Partner, a senior investigator with over fifteen years of experience in due diligence and business intelligence in Russia. As a former advisor to the Russian financial authorities, they are highly experienced in financial investigations and white collar crime in the region.

Our Network Partner maintained regular and direct contact with the client via the platform’s secure instant messaging capabilities, and was able to quickly identify a shell company that was concealing beneficiaries. The Network Partner communicated this finding to the client during an interim update and together they agreed to refocus the direction of the investigation based on the new findings. Despite this change in course, the Network Partner delivered the final report on time, just ten working days after the project was initiated.

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