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King International Advisory Group is an Investigation & Enterprise Risk Management agency committed to assisting Canadian and international organizations in obtaining the information they require to successfully resolve their most complex legal issues.

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King International Advisory Group is a Canadian owned Investigation, Intelligence & Enterprise Risk Management consulting agency founded by Brian D. King, one of Canada’s foremost private investigation experts with worldwide relationships in over 50 countries, and Jeremy H. King, a trusted investigations advisor to many of Canada’s top litigators.

In today’s corporate landscape, information is “King”. To the untrained eye, information is simply a collection of facts. In reality, it is much more complex. It involves intricate processes related to investigation, intelligence gathering and strategic data analysis. King International Group’s highly-educated and trained team of multidisciplinary investigative professionals have been leaders in a variety of industry fields, including law enforcement, government, military and financial communities. This expertise, combined with our state-of-the-art technology and customized file management database, make us the proven choice for your most sensitive and delicate matters.

Our collective experience and reliability dealing with complex matters and our intricate knowledge of privacy laws has earned us the trust of the top Canadian & International Litigators, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies & Regulatory Bodies.

King International Group’s consistent handling and the solutions developed over the past 35 years of the most intricate and variegated client matters have given us the experience required to solve your problems and obtain the answers you need quickly and efficiently.

Mission

Our mission is to help Canadian & International organizations obtain the information they require to successfully resolve their most complex legal issues.

Vision

To become the most client valued and sought after intelligence gathering and investigative service worldwide.

Specialties

  • Pre-Trial Litigation Support
  • Catastrophic Loss Situations
  • Fraud & Misrepresentation
  • Human Rights & Harassment Cases
  • Enterprise Risk Consulting
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EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Our collective experience and reliability in handling complex and sensitive matters and our intricate knowledge of Privacy Laws has earned us the trust of the top Canadian & International Litigators, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, and Regulatory Bodies.

Meet the Team

International Expertise

With the intensified globalization of today’s economy, cross-border interaction are inevitable for almost every organization. It is vital to develop international strategies to minimize unforeseen risk related to this activity.

Historically trusted by our clients to handle important international matters, King International Advisory Group has built lasting relationships with local intelligence experts in over 54 countries worldwide.

Emerging markets can pose added difficulty to an organization’s ability to both efficiently and legally gather the intelligence they require to make sound business decisions. We diligently review and assist our clients in adhering to all Canadian foreign and domestic anti-corruption legislation, making sure that our clients are linked to only the best and most trusted partners worldwide.

The Council of International Investigators (CII) is an association of investigation agency owners worldwide that have been vetted and all have a mutual dedication to quality and the utmost integrity. Brian D. King, President & CEO has been a member of CII for over 30 years and sat on their executive board for over 20 years, twice as President. The relationships developed internationally offer our clients the added satisfaction of knowing that local intelligence can be sought anywhere in the world using a resource they can trust.

OUR TEAM

King International Advisory Group’s strength comes from the collective experience that our investigators and risk consultants have in helping solve our client’s problems.

 

Field Operatives

Our team of Surveillance Field Operatives and Inquiry Investigators are consistently relied upon to handle the most complex assignments. With a make-up that reflects our Canadian society, our team is positioned to maintain a discreet handling no matter what situation they encounter.


Intelligence Analysts

Our team of internal Research & Intelligence Analysts have been trained by some of the most reputable organizations in the industry, such as Toddington International and McAfee Institute. Our intelligence gathering team can locate and disseminate large amounts of information effectively through online channels or public records.

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Executive Profiles

BRIAN D. KING, C.F.E., C.I.I.

Brian D. King is President & CEO of King International Advisory Group. He is the former CEO of King-Reed & Associates (later CKR Global), a company which he grew to Canada’s largest investigation agency.

Upon studying criminology at Conestoga College, King became licensed as a Private Investigator in Ontario in 1979. His current practice is directed towards the Legal, Insurance, Corporate and Government communities.

With over 35 years of experience, Mr. King has developed comprehensive strategies for dealing with delicate issues relating to Fraud and White Collar crime, as well as Human Resources and Workplace Harassment Compliance issues. He has worked closely with many regulatory bodies & government organizations, including the Human Rights Commission of Ontario, The Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons and the compliance departments of several fortune 500 companies.

In addition, King volunteers pro-bono working for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. He has been involved in high-profile criminal cases involving miscarriages of justice, including the wrongful convictions of Steven Truscott and Robert Baltovich, both of whom have since had their murder cases overturned.

Throughout his career King has developed excellent relations with investigators internationally. His business travels have included the Far East, Singapore, Great Britain, Ireland, Northern Africa, U.S., Cuba and Mexico. He also has trusted contacts in Australia, New Zealand, India and across Europe. King frequently works cases throughout Latin America and East Asia, including the re-investigation of the notorious Bre-X fraud in Indonesia and the Ianiero murders at the Barcelo Resort in Mexico.

In the early 2000’s, King chaired the Privacy Committee for the Canadian Council of Private Investigators and was instrumental in lobbying the federal government to obtain the Investigative Body Status Regulation for Investigators and Insurance Adjusters in Canada. Through this he became known as an industry expert on PIPEDA and often provides oversight to industry leaders on Privacy related issues.
He has since added to his credentials, becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner and an active member in the American Society of Industrial Security among other industry associations. He is also the former Chair of the Council of Private Investigators – Ontario, Privacy Committee.

Through his efforts, King’s firm became the first to utilize DNA testing privately in a Canadian criminal case. Presently, several King International Advisory Group team members have been trained in DNA sample collection.

In recognition of his dedication to the field, King has received many awards and distinctions from his colleagues. In 1997 he was presented with the prestigious “Investigator of the Year Award” by the Global Investigators Network at their annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003 he was awarded the “International Investigator of the Year Award” by the Council of International Investigators in Kinsale, Ireland. He later sat on the Council’s board and became the only member in its history to become president of the organization in two separate years.

Considered an expert in many aspects of investigations, King is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at industry functions. He has authored various articles and publications for industry-related papers, including: The King-Reed Surveillance Techniques; Insurance Fraud – a perspective on bodily injury Claims; Insurance Fraud – an update on bodily injury claims; and Launching Your Investigation – investigating workplace violence.

Jeremy H. King is a Partner and the Executive Vice President of King International Group. For the last several years he has been mentored by some of the top investigators in the field and has acted as the primary investigative advisor to many of Canada’s foremost litigators and senior claims staff. He maintains extensive relationships with various trial-support service providers allowing him to refer complex issues to the appropriate in-house experts.

Constantly striving to be on the cutting edge of innovative investigative techniques and practices, Jeremy has been the driving force behind starting King International Group’s Cyber Intelligence Unit. He continues to work closely with the company’s analysts on important and sensitive matters.

The current Most Loyal Gander for the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International – Ontario, Jeremy is actively involved in fundraising and supports a wide variety of charities. He volunteers regularly in the Property & Casualty industry.

International Experience

Jeremy is constantly networking with members of the Council of International Investigators and has developed an extensive network of reliable investigators and agencies worldwide. He has strong connections in the UK, India, Asia, and Latin America.

Credentials & Education

A licensed Private Investigator, Jeremy is currently completing his Certified Cyber Investigations Expert (CCIE). He is a graduate of St. Andrew’s College and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.

Manny Acacio is a senior investigative consultant working from our Greater Toronto area office. In addition to his investigation duties, he has been appointed as the Chief Privacy Officer for King International Advisory Group.
Areas of specialty include insurance claims and criminal cases some of which were of a high profile and sensitive in nature. He has traveled nationally as well as internationally to Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, as well as the United States on cases that originated in the Province of Ontario. Mr. Acacio has been licensed as a private investigator since 1981.

Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Acacio was engaged as a managing partner and Vice President of Operations of a large national investigation and risk mitigation firm where he held a variety of positions during the course of his 27 years of service. Prior to this he was began his career as an investigator for another large national firm that culminated in his appointment as Director of Investigations for Southern Alberta. Mr. Acacio has worked on numerous complex matters one of which was an extensive undercover operation with respect to irregularities in the Driving School Industry that resulted in numerous convictions and extensive coverage in the broadcast media.

Feel free to contact Manny at macacio@kinginternationalgroup.com

Advisory Board

Mr. Jack Chu, Advisory Board
Mr. Aubrey Dan, Advisory Board
Mr. Norman G. Groot, Advisory Board
Mr. James Lockyer, Advisory Board

Services

King International Advisory Group specializes in high-risk, large-loss scenarios:

  • Pre-Trial Litigation Support
  • Catastrophic Loss Situations
  • Fraud & Misrepresentation
  • Human Rights & Harassment Cases
  • Social & Liquor Host Liability
  • Enterprise Risk Consulting
  • M&A Due Diligence

We have experience dealing with a multitude of internal & external stakeholders:

  • Enterprise Risk Departments
  • In-house and External Legal Teams
  • Compliance Teams & Internal Audit
  • Treasury Departments
  • Claims Examiners & Case Managers
  • Special Investigation Units

King International Advisory Group’s strength stems from the collective experience of our investigators and risk consultants in helping solve our clients’ most sensitive matters. See below for a detailed list of services by industry:

Corporate Risk Services

King International Group provides your organization with the professional investigative consulting expertise necessary to reach informed decisions through fact-finding and critical analysis. From the most complex litigation matters to contested contract disputes, we can assist you in resolving your issues efficiently and successfully as an adjunct to your legal, HR and compliance team’s efforts.

  • Human Rights, Harassment & Discrimination Interviews, Inquiries & Investigation
  • WSIB, STD, LTD Inquiries & Verification
  • Employee/Contractor Activity Verification
  • Discreet Surveillance & Undercover Operations
  • Cyber Intelligence Collection, Documentation & Analysis
  • Fraud & Employee Malfeasance Investigations
  • Human Factor Cyber Breach Interviews & Investigations
  • Integrity Audits & Investigation
  • High Risk Terminations
  • Corporate Intelligence Gathering & Analysis
  • Vital Employee & Vendor Screening/Background
  • Bribery, Secret Commissions, & Theft Investigations
  • Asset Confirmation & Location
  • Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Corruption Legislation Compliance
  • Security Advisement & Audits
  • Integrity Audits & Vendor Compliance
  • Privacy Audits & Compliance
  • Anti-Fraud/Anti-Theft Consulting
  • Threat Risk Assessments & Mitigation Strategies
  • Counterfeit & Piracy Investigations
  • Copyright & Patent Investigations
  • Mareva Injunctions & Anton Pillar Order Support
  • Market Surveys & Monitoring
  • Name & Mark Usage Investigations

Legal Support Services

Our team has worked with major Canadian and international law firms to help resolve their serious and complex litigation matters. King International Group is frequently relied upon to travel domestically and internationally due to our expertise conducting witness interviews, accident reconstruction, surveillance and intelligence gathering. Our highly-skilled, in-house Cyber Intelligence Unit is recognized globally as being the top in the field at gathering both sensitive information and publicly available data that would likely be overlooked by an untrained individual. We document and analyze that information for our clients in a qualified evidentiary manner. 

  • Discreet Mobile Video Surveillance
  • Cyber (Internet) Intelligence Gathering, Documentation & Analysis
  • Interviews & Inquiries
  • Witness Locates & Statements
  • Due Diligence Background Research
  • Skip Traces
  • Document Service
  • Asset Tracing & Recovery
  • Product/Service Liability Inquiries
  • Human Rights, Harassment & Discrimination Interviews, Inquiries & Investigation
  • Employee Activity Verification
  • WSIB & Disability Claims Verification
  • Wrongful Dismissal Inquiries
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Investigations
  • Fraud & Malfeasance Investigations
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Due Diligence Research & Analysis
  • Executive and Vital Employee Profiles
  • Pre-transaction Intelligence
  • Occupier Liability Investigations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Conflict of Interest & Misrepresentation
  • Business & Government Corruption
  • Counterfeit & Piracy Investigations
  • Copyright & Patent Investigations
  • Mareva Injunctions & Anton Pillar Orders
  • Market Surveys & Monitoring
  • Name & Mark Usage Investigations
  • Financial Inquiries & Asset Identification
  • Family Law Disputes
  • Discreet Surveillance
  • Estate Litigation
  • Forensic Paternity (DNA Testing)

Insurance Claim Services

King International Group’s insurance investigations team has a proven track record in assisting both Property & Casualty and Life & Health Disability Insurers with assessing the quantum value of their claims. Whether it’s determining the extent of an exaggerated claim or simply setting accurate reserves, we can assist you in making a more informed decision. We work closely with Claims Examiners, SIU Units and Legal Advisors to strategically develop comprehensive investigative solutions enabling you to reach a more accurate settlement decision. Our investigations are PIPEDA compliant and adhere to the strictest industry guidelines and self-imposed standards.

  • Discreet Mobile Video Surveillance
  • Cyber (Internet) Intelligence Gathering, Documentation & Analysis
  • Catastrophic Loss Scenarios and Accident Reconstruction & Photography
  • Staged Accident & SIU Investigations
  • Interviews & Inquiries
  • Witness Locates & Statements
  • Fraud Awareness Training & Consulting
  • Skip Traces
  • Neighbourhood Inquiries
  • Due Diligence Background Research
  • Primary Insurance Inquiries
  • Theft & Fire Loss Investigations
  • Financial Background & Motive Inquiries
  • Bond Losses & Defalcation
  • Discreet Mobile Video Surveillance
  • Cyber (Internet) Intelligence Gathering, Documentation & Analysis
  • In-depth Claimant Interviews & Statements
  • Sudden & Mysterious Disappearance Investigations (Worldwide Coverage)
  • Accidental & Contestable Death Inquiries
  • Activity Verification
  • Subrogation & Recovery
  • Financial Fraud Investigations
  • Financial Inquiries & Asset Identification
  • Bond Losses

Government & Regulatory Body Services

Our multidisciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds - including law enforcement, military and financial sectors - have extensive experience in aiding Government Bodies and Self-Regulated Organizations with compliance and investigative assistance. In conjunction with long-established techniques, King International Group also utilizes a wide variety of advanced open source intelligence gathering methods. From the most complex matters to individual tasks, we provide the strategic solutions you require in order to resolve any issue.

  • Compliance Audits & Investigations
  • Witness Interviews & Statements
  • Human Rights & Discrimination Investigations
  • Mobile Video Surveillance
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Regulation & Offence Enforcement Assistance
  • Pre-prosecution Brief Preparation & Review of Provincial Offences and Regulations
  • Improper or Illegal Trademark or Credential Usage
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Compliance

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RECRUITMENT

Are you highly motivated and enjoy working a flexible schedule?

Talent fuels our success and we are always looking to expand our investigations team. If you are passionate about solving problems and developing the information to support it then we want to speak with you. Candidates with experience or graduates of a Police Science or Criminal Justice program are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV to: recruitment@kinginternationalgroup.com

Positions include

  • Surveillance Field Operative
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Interview & Inquiry Investigator
  • Due Diligence Research Analyst

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King International Advisory Group
100 Renfrew Dr | Suite 201
Markham (Toronto), ON Canada L3R 9R6

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