Control Risks is a global risk and strategic consulting firm specializing in political, security and integrity risk. Operating from 36 offices, the company’s primary services include anti-corruption audits, consultancy and training, eDiscovery, political risk analysis and a broad range of security and crisis management support. Control Risks was formed in 1975, as a professional adviser to the insurance industry. As a subsidiary of insurance broker Hogg Robinson, Control Risks aimed to minimize their exposure to kidnap and ransom payouts. The company expanded its capabilities when these crisis management and incident response specialists were joined by political and security risk analysts, before becoming independent in 1982 following a management buyout. Control Risks formed a joint venture with International SOS in 2008, and through this partnership provides travel security services and advice to clients’ business travelers and expatriate employees. In 2010, Control Risks launched an eDiscovery offering to support organisations with complex, multinational litigation issues.