Corporate Intelligence Firm Adds Senior Advisor

Forward Risk & Intelligence, an investigations and risk advisory firm, has announced that Andrea Muller has joined the firm’s advisory board as a senior advisor.

From 2010 to 2018, Ms. Muller was with Principal Global Investors most recently as executive director and global head of institutional business where she led the firm’s sales, relationship management, client service, and consultant relations. Earlier, from 2005 to 2008, she was the head of Asia Pacific for Fitch Ratings and from 2000 to 2004 she was a managing director in the investment banking unit of UBS.

Ms. Muller began her career in New York as an attorney with Shearman & Sterling, where she rose to become a partner at the firm, specializing in privatizations, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Forward Risk provides international risk assessments, investigative due diligence, and business intelligence research to financial institutions and multinational corporations including investment banks, hedge funds, and Fortune 100 companies. Many of the firm’s clients utilize it to conduct private equity due diligence, corporate defense investigations, litigation support, risk advisory, and political vetting and opposition research. Forward Risk was founded in 2016 by partners Brendan Foo, Luke DiMaggio, and Andrew Wooster and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

“As we begin our fourth year, it is an honor to welcome Andrea to the team,” said Mr. Foo. “We are excited to have Andrea’s invaluable experience and leadership to guide our firm in its next stage of growth.”

“Forward Risk is a young, growing firm at the forefront of investigative research and strategic advice. Their bespoke model has provided significant value to financial institutions and law firms and I look forward to working with the firm’s talented team and serving on its advisory board,” said Ms. Muller.

Ms. Mueller is the first member of Forward Risk’s advisory board and the firm intends to expand the board with additional leaders from the investment, legal, and risk advisory sectors.

Private Equity Professional | April 24, 2020

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