The best security advsiers for high-net-worth individuals - Spear's

The best security, intelligence & investigations advisers for high-net-worth individuals in 2022

The best security, intelligence & investigations advisers for high-net-worth individuals in 2022

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best security, intelligence & investigations advisers for high-net-worth individuals in the UK. The list features our Top Recommended  advisers 

High-net-worth individuals face a number of threats to their security. Their significant wealth makes them prime targets for scams, hackers, and other unscrupulous actors.

Protection against these threats is therefore essential. The best security advisers can pre-empt these issues on behalf of their clients, ensuring that they are equipped to address them before they surface. As well as the security threats HNWs can face, maintaining a strong intelligence and investigations capability is an important part of identifying and addressing more direct challenges, both as a private individual and as a businessperson.

Identifying trustworthy partners is an essential part of any deal. Those involving large amounts of money involve the extra jeopardy of attracting unscrupulous actors. An agency that can investigate the values and behaviour of potential matches, whether in business or philanthropy, is very valuable. This year, Spear’s is glad to welcome Justin Williams of InsightX to the index, bringing great expertise and ability in tracking down background information, honed over years in Fleet Street.

The best advisers can help a client to develop a full intelligence and investigations strategy to help tackle these issues before they evolve into larger problems.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The security advisers featured are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and focus. 

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on The table is ordered alphabetically by surname.

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