The relentless expansion of data volumes and new data sources is both an opportunity and threat to companies. Data is the lifeblood of an organisation and getting data ‘right’ creates valuable business insights that have the power to increase revenue, reduce costs and minimise risk. Conversely, misunderstanding the data landscape, or not handling data properly, can create reputational, legal and regulatory risks to a business.

We help clients prevent, detect and respond to potentially contentious or harmful situations, leveraging our market-leading technologies, solutions and analytics.

Our multi-disciplinary team has a proven track record of conducting complex, sensitive, high-profile and data-intensive forensic projects. We look to uncover the facts quickly and cost-efficiently, in a way our clients can trust.

Whether our clients are facing disputes or regulatory enquiries, conducting investigations or internal reviews, we provide the data and technology support to help generate new insights and mitigate risks.

Our global network of over 600 forensic technology specialists is supported by other KPMG professionals experienced in working on wide ranging forensic projects, including fraud, bribery and corruption, accounting misstatements, competition breaches, money laundering and sanctions, unauthorised trading, market abuse and asset tracing.

Our areas of expertise

We support our clients with a full range of forensic technology and data analytics services:

Forensic Technology Services

We help our clients to respond quickly to adverse events to recover and analyse digital evidence anywhere in the world.  Our range of services supports clients with information governance, GDPR and data privacy programmes, as well as litigation readiness / dawn raid preparedness and defensible deletion exercises.  Our use cases range from technology solutions in deals and transactions (including data separation) to data and contract remediation.

Financial Crime Technology

We help clients prevent financial crime and reduce the risks of becoming a victim. In a rapidly evolving threat landscape, we use data and analytics and advanced technologies to help clients stay ahead of the threat. Services include helping transform a client’s financial crime technology landscape, checking controls are up to scratch and deploying data analytics and machine learning techniques to help reduce the burden of compliance in sanctions and transaction monitoring.

KPMG eDiscovery

We combine the benefits of KPMG’s multi-cloud SaaS technologies, subject matter expertise and managed services to deliver a market leading eDiscovery service. Our forensic insight and long-term partnership approach provides consistent quality across one platform, on time and on budget. Our dedicated team is experienced in working on a variety of cases, from large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration, to responses to global regulators and competition authorities, HR matters and internal investigations.

Forensic Data Analytics

Our data analytics team brings together analytics specialists, industry expertise and market-leading technologies to derive insight and uncover hidden patterns from large volumes of data. We help clients uncover activity, in order to take preventative action and tackle inappropriate behaviour. Our methodology embeds the global experience of fraud investigations, alongside a library of known indicators of fraud, to identify anomalies which are indicative of improper activity.

Technology-led Investigations

When data has been misused or wrongdoing is suspected, we support our clients to achieve faster and more efficient analysis of complex and voluminous datasets during investigations. We leverage our internal databases of previous cases, search terms and typologies to help uncover the facts quickly and cost-efficiently.  Our extensive remote investigation capabilities enable clients to effectively investigate issues notwithstanding the new realities of remote working and social distancing.

Surveillance and Voice Analytics

Communications surveillance is integral to the identification of unlawful or unethical practices, such as market abuse, insider trading, bribery and corruption. With significant numbers of employees working from home, surveillance has taken on a more critical role. With increased scrutiny on ethical behaviour, surveillance can be used to fulfil a wider societal role. Voice analytics, for instance, can provide insights in areas such as complaints handling and pressure selling.

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