Illicit financial flows (IFFs) have been measured at $50 billion a year. A significant portion of these flows relate to grand corruption - essentially assets stolen and hidden from sovereigns. The complexity and cost of enforcement often deters governments from pursuing their legal claims to these assets.
Recent developments in litigation, enforcement and financing structures mean that the claims themselves can be more accurately valued as assets. This gives sovereigns the ability to better measure claim values and work with other investors to pursue cost-effective restitution by leveraging some of the newest tools developed in the City of London and other financial centres. We work with experts in a variety of complementary fields, use the most sophisticated techniques and create cutting-edge structures to leverage innovative approaches to enforcement.
IFFs are an increasing global problem. However, with greater emphasis on cleaner financial centres globally, we believe that now is an opportune time to restore these stolen assets to their rightful owners while providing a strong return for our investors. Now is the time for international private and institutional capital to be part of the solution.
We are partnering with a broad range of stakeholders to make our vision happen. There are opportunities for impact-focused investors, governmental and quasi-governmental actors, multilaterals, investigators, law firms, and others to get involved.