Spotlight | United States
The Nancy Pelosi staff-to-private-sector pipeline creates a cottage industry of Washington lobbyists
Former aides to long-time Democratic House leader cash in by lending a helping hand to the country's most powerful interests, from military contractors to the tech industry to hedge funds.
Facial recognition startup Megvii moves closer to IPO
Authorities at the Hong Kong stock market allowed the firm's application to move forward after Megvii provided more information about the impact of recent US sanctions.
Former Bank of England governor joins Equilibrium
Mervyn Allister King, the former governor of the Bank of [...]
Hakluyt beefs up US team with Leslie Fagen
Influential New York lawyer Leslie Fagen joined the board of Holdingham Group, the parent company of the corporate intelligence firm [...]
Insiders | Iran, United Kingdom
Norman Lamont, pillar of the British-Iranian business community
Since leaving his post as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of John Major in the mid-1990s, Norman Lamont, now Lord Lamont of Lerwick, has made a name for himself as an adviser and lawyer to the richest business people in the Iranian diaspora in the United Kingdom.
Sherpa Milbank, mines specialist
By recruiting Lord Boyce, the fledgling consulting firm Milbank Sherpa is bidding to expand its spectrum of activity, focused to date on mining commodities trading and Asia.
Macedonia, Russia, United Kingdom
Balkan Mining attracts Russophile British lords
Russian connection - To help it break into the mining industry in the Western Balkans, the Balkan Mining Group (BMG) [...]
Risk Advisory Group
Risk Advisory Group, the corporate intelligence and private security firm [...]
Stroz Friedberg steals limelight
It initially specialised in computer forensics but now the firm Stroz Friedberg is diversifying into the more profitable field of corporate intelligence.
NameCoin and BitCoin, keys to web anonymity
NameCoin wants to establish a decentralised system of domain names to thwart censorship efforts.
Investigators go for Glencore
City investigators are falling over themselves to secure the most-sought [...]
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Looks at its Books
Jolted by crisis, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign funds have approached several [...]
Spotlight | Saudi Arabia
First Cracks in the Financial System
With their companies virtually bankrupt, the Saudi magnates Sulaiman Al Gosabi and Maan Al Sanea have thrown themselves into an internecine battle that could well tarnish the country's political leadership and scare investors away from Riyadh.
Shake-Up for Arms Agencies
The former chief of the French foreign intelligence agency DGSE could take over as boss of Sofresa while there could be movement among shareholders of Sofema.
ESL Raises International Profile
ESL & Network is building up its foreign operations and adding to its management team.
Daylight Forensic Rivals KPMG
A former FBI agent and an ex prosecutor who had both worked for KPMG have just founded a financial forensics firm with backing from the venture capital company FT Ventures.
Autonomy Teams Up with Cognos
The British information management company Autonomy has just formed a [...]