Kevin Shergold is one of the top UK-based names in the market, and a widely recognised expert in financial investigations concerning fraud and asset tracing.
Kevin is head of investigations at Grant Thornton UK LLP. He is a specialist in financial investigations, having worked across industries with a particular focus on complex fraud investigations in the financial services sector, international asset tracing and multi-jurisdiction corruption investigations.
Kevin has undertaken forensic audits and investigations in over 25 countries on the ground, working for corporates, senior government ministries, regulators and their advisers to unravel and understand matters of conduct, fraud, corruption and bribery, money laundering, regulatory breaches, financial misstatements, asset-tracing and acute investment or business decline.
Kevin regularly oversees the deployment of forensic technology on his appointments, combining analysis of user activity, coordinated data and document capture in an evidentially robust manner with the management of large quantities of user email, instant messaging and other electronic documents. He is adept at pooling and juxtaposing evidence from these sources with information gained from witness interviews, third-party records, books and records and structured data from accounting and transactional systems to unravel and explain financial crimes.
Kevin qualified as a chartered accountant with a “Big Four” firm in their audit practice, before specialising in forensic accountancy and investigations from 2000. Kevin co-founded a boutique investigations practice in 2013, has spent several years with global risk consultancies and joined Grant Thornton as a partner in 2015.
Findings from his work have been used consistently to assist successful civil proceedings, criminal prosecutions, regulatory enforcement actions and remedial strategies.