Merchant International Group

Merchant International Group
Merchant International Group
Type Private
Industry Risk and strategic consulting
corporate investigation
Key people Peter Davies, Executive Chairman, Stuart Poole Robb, CEO, Sir John Wheeler, Non-Executive Director, Sir Graham Boyce, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Advisory Board Member

Merchant International Group (MIG) was a privately owned British strategic research and corporate intelligence company with offices in London and Vienna.



Merchant International Group was established in 1982 by Stuart Poole-Robb and Alan Bailey who had both previously served in the UK military. Peter Davies, a former Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank banker served as the companies Chairman from 2002. [1] The group had an Advisory Board made up of a number of prominent former public servants including Sir Graham Boyce the former Ambassador to Kuwait, and Baroness Chalker of Wallasey.[2] Sir John Wheeler, the former Conservative politician who served as Northern Ireland Security Minister, served as a Non-Executive Director. [3]


The company worked for a number of UK based multinationals including Cadbury Schweppes, Legal & General, and Kingfisher plc.[4] The company claimed to have worked with over half the FTSE 100 and 150 of the Fortune 500. MIG also provided global risk research to the World Bank. MIG developed a framework that identified ten categories of Grey Area Dynamics™. Each refers to a range of events, activities and trends that impact upon business.[5]

It provided data to Transparency International alongside the Asia Development Bank, World Economic Forum, and Economist Intelligence Unit to compile its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). [6]

MIG produced the Marine Piracy Threat Assessment which was modelled piracy risks in various parts of the world and was featured each month in the shipping journal Lloyd's List. The reports were some of the first to highlight the statistical increase in global piracy and as a result drew criticism from some parts of the shipping industry for damaging the reputation of some countries and pushing up the cost of insuring vessels entering piracy zones. [7]


Merchant International Group won the European Service Provider of the Year, 1999-2000 at the European Risk Management Awards magazine International Risk Management. In 2004, the company won an award for Product of the Year from StrategicRisk [8]

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