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Top Forensic Investigator Joins Arcanum

January 9, 2019

Press Release

January 9, 2019 – Arcanum, a global strategic Intelligence company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, announced today that Petra Sipe, a top forensic investigator, has joined Arcanum as Vice President and General Manager of the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Ms. Sipe will be responsible for leading, developing and managing client work relating to financial crimes, and analysis with a particular focus on forensic investigations, anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, asset tracing and recovery operations, sanctions, enhanced due diligence and business intelligence. She will report directly to the Chairman of Arcanum, M. Ron Wahid.

She has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial sector, with a particular specialization in financial crime. She has extensive experience in the areas of international and domestic financial systems, financial compliance, as well as business development and management.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sipe was Assistant Director of Forensic, Business Intelligence Services at Deloitte, based out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In that capacity, she managed both government and commercial clients on a wide array of matters related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, enhanced due diligence, business intelligence, asset tracing and forensic data mining on issues related to the MENA region. She was previously situated in Deloitte’s Washington DC office, most recently serving as Senior Manager of Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering Practice. During that time she managed a staff of 30, focusing on AML, forensic investigations, forensic data mining and cross-border asset tracing investigations. She was responsible for researching and utilizing analytical tools to provide finished products on commercial due diligence, money laundering, proliferation schemes, and terrorist financing schemes in the U.S., the UAE and other jurisdictions.

Previously, she was an Investment Analyst at Sol Capital Management Company, an international financial advisory firm, where she managed the firm’s relationship with investment companies and conducted all of the firm’s domestic and offshore securities trading ($1.4 billion assets under management). She led business transformation efforts that promoted a greater flow of information between team members and resulted in improved efficiency and accuracy of the investment process.

She will be based in the Company’s Dubai, UAE offices.


About Magellan Investment Holdings

Magellan Investment Holdings is a holding company with investments in energy and natural resources, aerospace and defense, real estate, technology and fine arts. Magellan is the parent company of its operating subsidiaries – RJI Capital, a strategic advisory firm, and Arcanum, a global strategic Intelligence company.

About Arcanum

Arcanum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, is a global Intelligence company that provides a host of bespoke strategic intelligence services to government entities and the private sector across a range of industries.

Arcanum’s team includes experts from intelligence, law enforcement, military, diplomacy, and legal backgrounds, with in-depth knowledge required to operate globally and discreetly on the largest multi-jurisdictional cases. In addition, Arcanum has exceptional intellectual resources with an executive leadership team that consists of senior leaders from the world’s most powerful intelligence and government agencies, including the U.S., U.K. and France.

By maintaining a highly diversified intelligence and business network around the globe, Arcanum’s industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered from its offices in Astana, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Manama, Paris, Washington, DC, and Zurich.

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