How Pirelli Tried to Scupper Kroll
A book published last week by the former security director of Pirelli has chronicled the ins and outs of the Italian group’s battle with Kroll. [...]
Kroll is world-renowned in the corporate intelligence field. Founded by Jules Kroll, who is credited with inventing the business, Kroll remains one of the leaders in private investigation and due diligence.
With profitable business getting harder and harder to find in Iraq and Afghanistan, private security companies are now seeking contracts with shipowners whose vessels are being increasingly targeted by pirates. However, all maritime law agreements either discourage or deliberately ban [. [...]
The boom in alternative investments (debt, emerging markets and the like) has partially broken down the barrier between intelligence and finance. Specializing in operations on unregulated markets and in "frontier" countries, some hedge funds that call frequently on the services [. [...]