Financial Intelligence & Processing (FIP) is an international office of financial intelligence and business intelligence.
In 2011 and 2012, FIP is listed, just after KPMG, among the top experts of financial fraud investigation in France, as assessed by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit in the “Risk Management, Insurance and Litigation” yearly guide.
FIP was formed in 2005 by combining the skills of experts in the areas of financial engineering, fraud examination and investigation. FIP relies on the skills and experiences of its consultant teams spread across its three European locations (Brussels, Paris and Geneva) but it has built an international network of correspondents leading them to work in diverse jurisdictions such as China, DR Congo, Dubai, the USA, Guinea, Iraq, Morocco, Russia, Turkey or VietNam.
Among others, their experience have led them, for a few years, to work for the heiress of Agnelli empire and to look for the “secretive treasures” of her father, l’Avocatto Gianni Agnelli.
Called the “James Bond of financial circuits », Marc Hürner founded FIP to provide clients with his experience (in Ernst & Young, KPMG among others) and investigative skills in all matters related to the prevention and detection of fraud, tax evasion schemes and counterfeit, and the reinforcement of internal controls.
Hervé Zany, director of the French FIP office, A recognized expert in the anti-fraud field. He also worked for KPMG and directed the Kroll office of Paris. He has led numerous investigations of international corporate fraud and corruption, including cases of pan European tax fraud known as “VAT carousel”, matters within the scope of the US FCPA and other OECD-inspired anti-corruption legislation.
- Fraud and Corruption Risk Management: Preventive audit of the financial risks of corruption, fraud and money laundering; Internal fraud investigation, damage valuation, litigation support and asset search.
- Financial Intelligence: Investigation of schemes of asset diversion, corruption or money laundering, and situations of breach of contract, material misrepresentations or conflict of interest; Innovative financial strategies to address financial crime, in particular counterfeit; design and implementation of specific action plans; Business valuation, business plan review and financial engineering; Consulting services to investors and senior executives in situations of external growth operations or hostile takeovers.
- Damage Valuation: Commercial dispute; Fraud ; Intellectual property violations
- Computer Forensicsled by experts group from Forensic & Legal Services (FLS): Forensic analysis on any computer systems and digital storage media; Expert statement either on-site or at the FLS lab, evidence-preserving copy of media, assistance in meetings with adverse parties; Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures; Computer security audits. FIP participated on this matter to the first Belgian Conference on Strategic Intelligence in 2010 by speaking about computer and data security.
FLS has also been cited in the « affaire AEF-Ockrent »
- ^Classement des meilleurs experts en analyse des process, circuits et comptes financiers, “Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit”, Guide annuaire 2010-2011 Risk Management, assurance & contentieux, p105[permanent dead link]
- ^traduction of Nashagazeta’s interview[permanent dead link]
- ^La tragédie des Agnelli, “Le Point”, November 2011,
- ^[Gigi Moncalvo, Agnelli segreti. Dalla nascita della Fiat a Lapo Elkann, edito da Vallecchi]
- ^Les James Bond des circuits financiers, “Trends”, May 2008, [permanent dead link]
- ^[Gigi Moncalvo, I Lupi & Gli Agnelli, edito da Vallecchi, p397]
- ^Memorandum on anti money laundering[permanent dead link]
- ^ Website of Forensic & Legal Services
- ^ Conference on Strategic Intelligence 2010
- ^ L’expert explique sa méthode, Le point, december 2010
Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.