Strategic Business Intelligence

 CNS Risk is an international strategic business consultancy, specializing in understanding and mitigating risk. We work globally and have particular expertise in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the Balkans, and the Former Soviet Union (FSU).

For Corporates

  • Anti-corruption investigations • Business intelligence • Whistleblower policy • Cyber security  • Political risk & FCPA compliance

For Lawyers

• Litigation & dispute support •  Investigations • Expert witness provision • Witness discovery & interview • Big data & accounting forensics

For Professional Investors

• M&A advisory & accounting • Deep-dive due diligence • Pre-deal screening • Partner vetting & background checks • Market entry risk mapping

We turned to CNS Risk to solve a sensitive and complex problem in an unfamiliar business environment. They delivered.

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Senior Team

Nicholas Sarvari

Nicholas Sarvari

Managing Partner

The founder of CNS Risk is a recognized regional risk expert with two decades of high-level experience in intelligence gathering, risk assessment & mitigation, and multi-million dollar anti-corruption & fraud investigations.

John Benfold

John Benfold

Partner

John is a Chartered Accountant with several decades of top tier investment banking and management experience in the City of London, New York and CEE. He heads our UK operations and leads the CNS forensic accounting team.

Gareth Babbs

Gareth Babbs

Senior Advisor

An ex-military intelligence officer and formerly the head of Control Risks in Russia, Gareth is a political, business and security risk expert who has guided companies and individuals out of crises across the Former Soviet Union.

Matthew Higginson

Matthew Higginson

Associate Director

A former regional editor with Euromoney Institutional Investor, Matthew has over 15 years’ experience of investigating & reporting on business, corruption, crime, finance & politics across the CEE/FSU regions.

Aron Fanczi

Aron Fanczi

Associate Director, Forensics

A vastly experienced risk analyst who has worked with CNS since its inception, Aron heads the company’s forensics & investigations analysis team and manages our Budapest office.

Nicholas Sarvari

Nicholas Sarvari

Managing Partner

The founder of CNS Risk is a recognized regional risk expert with two decades of high-level experience in intelligence gathering, risk assessment & mitigation, and multi-million dollar anti-corruption & fraud investigations.

John Benfold

John Benfold

Partner

John is a Chartered Accountant with several decades of top tier investment banking and management experience in the City of London, New York and CEE. He heads our UK operations and leads the CNS forensic accounting team.

Gareth Babbs

Gareth Babbs

Senior Advisor

An ex-military intelligence officer and formerly the head of Control Risks in Russia, Gareth is a political, business and security risk expert who has guided companies and individuals out of crises across the Former Soviet Union.

Matthew Higginson

Matthew Higginson

Associate Director

A former regional editor with Euromoney Institutional Investor, Matthew has over 15 years’ experience of investigating & reporting on business, corruption, crime, finance & politics across the CEE/FSU regions.

Aron Fanczi

Aron Fanczi

Associate Director, Forensics

A vastly experienced risk analyst who has worked with CNS since its inception, Aron heads the company’s forensics & investigations analysis team and manages our Budapest office.

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