What We Do (September Newsletter)
I’ve been writing you a lot in recent months about K2 Intelligence’s capabilities in Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC compliance. One reason for that focus has been our anticipation of the recent headlines surrounding Standard Chartered, HSBC and Bank of America. To be blunt, our people have been predicting this level of regulatory scrutiny and aggressive action for some time; we expect this activity to increase in the coming months.
You may also have seen this Newsweek Daily Beast story about the Kroll family’s historic role in sovereign asset recovery and how the Arab Spring may eventually lead to major new efforts in that area.
The importance of these two fields—where K2 Intelligence has a big presence—should not overshadow the range of work that our partners and investigators perform. Let me take a moment of your time to outline what we do.
K2 Intelligence’s work can be organized into four different groups: Investigations, Expertise, Compliance and Analytics.
Our primary role is performing investigations of all types. Whether a firm has an internal problem or an investor wants deeper diligence on a company and its management or a corporation needs to vet its employees better, K2 Intelligence performs these investigations with a combination of experienced hands and cutting-edge technology.
Many of our clients begin using our investigative services but the relationship often migrates toward providing intelligence on markets and anticipating regulatory moves. With investors traveling farther afield in search of return, we provide the with visibility and expertise. If your focus is geographic, we have networks in Russia, Latin America, Africa, India and the Middle East. In terms of markets, we have in-depth knowledge of a variety of commodities. And for those who need regulatory or market insight, we have a secure network of experts available answer questions on demand.
In addition to our work in Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC compliance, K2 Intelligence has extensive experience consulting on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. K2 Intelligence partners have consulted for some the world’s leading energy trading firms and financial institutions on these matters. We provide independent testing—which moves your program of notional to actual compliance—that helps our clients anticipate further scrutiny. Our partners also consult with governments on anti-corruption programs making K2 Intelligence one of the most respected names in the field.
K2 Analytics has grown out of our use of powerful technology developed to combat fraud and has been employed extensively in the intelligence community and in the war on terror. Using a range of technology and tailored to our investigator’s experience in asset searches, complex litigation and monitoring, K2 has created a suite of tools that transforms the haze of big data into cogent narratives that simplify and solve a wide range of problems.
Obviously, this is the broadest description of our services. I’d be happy to have a more detailed discussion of how our partners and investigators can help solve your business problems. Please feel free to get in touch directly.
Jeremy M. Kroll
CEO and Co-Founder
K2 Intelligence, LLC