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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, the firm is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organisations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. A&M senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm’s restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.



Ambridge Partners LLC is a specialised managing general underwriter of transactional, management liability, contingency and specialty management liability insurance products. Founded in 2000, the firm’s mission is to provide its clients with customised solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic objectives in connection with a wide variety of circumstances or situations such as financings & investments; licensing agreements; liquidations; mergers & acquisitions; and restructurings & workouts. Through working closely with its clients, Ambridge Partners LLC provides insurance solutions that are flexibly designed to meet individual requirements and delivered in an unobtrusive, timely and cost effective manner.



Aon Transaction Solutions has led the expansion of transaction liability insurance over the past 15 years and has built a dedicated team in this space. With former M&A and tax attorneys located in New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Toronto and San Francisco, as well as global support in Bermuda, London, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Sydney and Hong Kong, the firm’s North American team bound coverage for approximately 330 transactions in 2016, placing close to $12bn in policy limits. This represented a 70 percent increase over 2015 and included deals from the lower middle market to multi-billion dollar transactions.



For almost 70 years, Baker & McKenzie LLP has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most successful organisations. With more than 4000 locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers in 47 countries, the firm has the fluency to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. Baker & McKenzie professionals share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client-service culture. The firm is frequently acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by major publications, professional organisations and research institutions.



Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. Working across five continents and with 36 offices worldwide, the firm helps some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments. Founded in 1975, Control Risks supports its clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations through to handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on the ground protection and support. The firm has developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.



For the past 27 years, Corporate Research and Investigations Private Limited (CRI Group) has safeguarded businesses from fraud and corruption, providing integrity due diligence, employment background screening, third-party risk management and compliance and other professional investigative research services. Based in London, CRI Group is a global firm with experts and resources located in key regional marketplaces across the Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America. The firm’s global presence ensures that no matter how international a client’s operations may be it has the network to provide them with all they need.



Deloitte & Touche LLP drives progress and helps clients around the world become leaders wherever they choose to compete. Deloitte invests in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empowers them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Combining advice with action and integrity, the firm believes that when its clients and society are stronger, so is Deloitte. With over 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, Deloitte has grown in scale, with approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, risk advisory and consulting services.



Edelman is a leading global communications marketing and strategic advisory firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organisations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence and United Entertainment Group. In 1952, Dan Edelman planted the seed for a new kind of company – one that would redefine the role of public relations. Today, Edelman continues to push the boundaries of what PR can do. Grounded by its core values and strengthened by its independence, the firm helps clients communicate, engage and build relationships with their stakeholders.



Hiscox Special Risks underwrites over half of the world’s specialist corporate protection insurance premium and has led the development of this market for more than 20 years. The firm covers individuals and companies against a wide range of security threats including threats to kill, injure, abduct or to damage property; illegal detention; and hijack – working in partnership with Control Risks, the leading global risk consultancy. Part of Hiscox Group – a leading specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio of business with roots dating back to 1901 at Lloyd’s of London – Hiscox Special Risks serves both corporate and private clients, protecting what matters most to them.



NAVEX Global helps organisations contain compliance risks amid a never-ending stream of rapidly evolving internal and external threats. The firm’s comprehensive suite of ethics and compliance software, content and services helps organisations across the globe protect their people, reputation and bottom line. Founded in 2012 and trusted by 95 of the FORTUNE 100, NAVEX Global’s solutions are informed by the largest ethics and compliance community in the world. The firm’s mission is to help organisations protect and defend their people, reputation and bottom line – and help them maintain a resilient, ethical organisational culture that helps repel risk.



ProQuest’s team of specialists has tailored risk solutions to meet the unique needs of professional service firms and companies for nearly two decades. As part of Alliant Insurance Services, ProQuest has been part of the private equity and M&A universe for most of its existence. Unique to ProQuest in the reps and warranties space, is longstanding law firm relationships coupled with the independence to work with the international partners and vendors that make the most sense in a given transaction. The firm’s team explores multiple programme structures with broad form manuscript policy wordings and tailor a programme to meet specific needs.



RSM US LLP is the US member firm of RSM International (the sixth largest global audit, tax and consulting network). With 9000 professionals in 90 cities throughout the US and more than 41,000 professionals in 120 countries throughout the world, the firm meets the needs of clients wherever they do business. RSM’s fraud investigation and risk advisory team helps clients develop programmes and controls to detect and prevent fraud and corruption, respond to incidents and facilitate training of employees to establish a strong anti-fraud culture within organisations. The RSM team includes forensic accountants, internal auditors, data analytics and digital forensic experts.



SAS Institute Inc. is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The firm’s specialties include business intelligence, data mining, online analytical processing, data warehousing, analytics, business analytics, predictive analytics, statistics, customer intelligence and enterprise risk management. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Established in 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world ‘the power to know’. From simple desktop solutions to high-performance, distributed processing, SAS Institute has the options that can deliver insights.



Tokio Marine HCC is a member of the Tokio Marine Group of companies. The firm’s Barcelona office is the centre of excellence within the group for financial lines and M&A transaction risk insurance products, as well as the international distribution hub for further specialty insurance products. Tokio Marine HCC’s major domestic and international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (very strong)” by S&P, “A++ (superior)” by A.M. Best and “AA- (very strong)” by Fitch Ratings. The firm is a leading local provider with global reach and one of the most reliable and stable insurers in the market.



Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With approximately 54,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies, and multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) programme, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX.



The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Founded in 1988 and based in Austin, Texas, the mission of the ACFE is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist its membership with fraud detection and deterrence. The organisation also serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions.



The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognised authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instil confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years.



Santa Clara University (SCU) is California’s oldest operating institution of higher learning. Located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, SCU offers rigorous undergraduate curricula in the arts and sciences, business and engineering, and has nationally recognised graduate and professional schools in business, law, engineering, pastoral ministries, counselling psychology, education and theology. Founded in 1851, the 8800-student university draws upon more than 450 years of the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person for service and leadership. SCU has also been named as one of the nation’s top 75 institutions for undergraduate education by Forbes magazine.



1stWEST Financial Corporation

4Civility Institute

Accenture Trading, Investments & Optimization Strategy (ATIOS)

ADDACTIS Worldwide

Airmic

AlixPartners

Alvarez & Marsal

Ambridge Partners LLC

American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Aon Transaction Solutions

APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center)

Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Bass Berry & Sims

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

BiZZdesign

Board Advisory, LLC

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Bovill

Bretton Woods Law

Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

C2ES (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)

Caldwell Partners

Cambio Consulting Group

Center for Audit Quality

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Control Risks

Corporate Research and Investigations Private Limited (CRI Group)

CTPartners

Curtin University

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Edelman

Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)

European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa)

EY

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA)

FisherBroyles, LLP

FTI Consulting, Inc.

FWU Group

G3

Giving Voice to Values (GVV)

Goodwin Procter

GÖRG

Governo Law Firm

Grant Thornton

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

HighQ

Hiscox Special Risks

Hitec

Holland & Knight

Holman Fenwick Willan

IBM

ICSA

IdentityMind

Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Innovation Insurance Group

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Internet Security Alliance (ISA)

Internet Security Alliance for Europe (ISAFE)

ISACA

JamesDruryPartners

Jeantet

Kelley Drye

KPMG LLP

Kurt Salmon

Mason & Mason Technology

McGladrey

MetaGovernance

Miles Software

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

NAVEX Global

Navigant

Norrbom Vinding

Okapi Partners

Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd

Parker Fitzgerald

Pay Governance LLC

Plesner

Poyner Spruill

Prager Dreifuss

ProQuest

PwC in Italy

Reputation Institute

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Risk & Insurance Management Society

Risk Management Association (RMA)

RLM Finsbury

RSM US LLP

RSR Partners

Santa Clara University

SAS Institute Inc.

Schillings

Shearman & Sterling

Simmons & Simmons LLP

SPITZWEG

Squire Patton Boggs

The Claro Group

Tokio Marine HCC

Venable

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)

Walkers

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Willis Group Holdings plc

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)

Zurich Insurance Group