Ian Barclay is Executive Managing Director for Stroz Friedberg’s Due Diligence and Strategic Research practice. In this role, he manages an active case load of investigative assignments across a variety of international jurisdictions. He was previously a Founder and Director of Billiter, a leading due diligence and investigations firm, which was acquired by Stroz Friedberg in 2013. While at Billiter, Mr. Barclay oversaw the establishment of the firm’s London and Hong Kong offices.
Mr. Barclay is an advisor to CEOs, senior executives, in-house lawyers, and outside counsel, providing business intelligence, cyber security and incident response advisory, as well as pre-transaction, counterparty, and cyber due diligence throughout the world. He has assisted clients handle a large number of complex regulatory investigations and develop cyber and information security policies and compliance due diligence reporting programs to help them comply with a wide range of regulatory regimes. He has undertaken several hundred investigative due diligence, litigation support, fraud and investor intelligence assignments in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
He has been actively assisting clients throughout the Asia Pacific region for over 10 years. Mr. Barclay was part of the first externally appointed team to undertake non-financial due diligence investigations for the Asian Development Bank and his recent work in Asia has included advising private equity groups on major acquisitions in South Korea, counterparty due diligence for one of the first infrastructure projects in Myanmar and helping financial institutions comply with international sanctions regimes. Mr. Barclay recently led what is believed to be the largest mock phishing attack ever conducted on behalf of a multinational, as part of a cyber-threat awareness exercise.
Mr. Barclay graduated with a Law and Politics degree from Queen Mary College, University of London. He also holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in International Relations.