- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +44 20 3727 1495
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- 200 Aldersgate
- Aldersgate Street
- London, EC1A 4HD
- United Kingdom
- T: +44 20 3727 1000
- F: +44 20 3727 1007
- M.A., Classics, Oxford University
- Associate of the Academy of Experts
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Financial Investigations
- Forensic Accounting & Investigations
- Forensic Litigation Consulting
Ian Thompson is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in London. For the past 12 years, Mr. Thompson has undertaken financial investigations, fraud investigations, litigation and dispute advisory work, insolvency, auditing, due diligence and corporate finance assignments. He has worked full time on forensic engagements for 8 years, and has given evidence in the High Court in London and the Commercial Court in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He was based in the BVI for 3 years, establishing a presence in this important offshore centre as part of FTI Consulting’s global expansion. He will continue to operate in the Caribbean and other offshore centres from London.
Mr. Thompson assisted the BVI and Bermudian governments with a complex, multi-jurisdictional investigation in relation to allegations of money laundering. He investigated the activities of numerous Bermudian entities, leading to their liquidation. He undertook extensive analysis of the nature of their business, ownership, compliance with laws and regulations, and the source and destination of their funds. The investigation led to the confiscation of just over US$45 million in the BVI.
Mr. Thompson was appointed as the liquidator of a BVI company in the context of an alleged fraud and asset-tracing investigation. He is also assisting a major bank in relation to an alleged invoice discounting fraud involving numerous BVI companies. This has involved extensive analysis of bank statements and other financial information.
Mr. Thompson was previously seconded to the former Department of Trade and Industry in the UK, where he undertook numerous company investigations. Twelve companies were wound up in the public interest and two directors disqualified. Two of the winding up orders were made following evidence Mr. Thompson gave in the High Court, where he was described by the late Mr. Justice Pumfrey as “in all respects a careful, reliable and truthful witness."
Mr. Thompson’s other forensic experience includes accounting malpractice, general & commercial litigation, post acquisition disputes, securities litigation and valuation.
Mr. Thompson previously worked for a medium-sized audit firm in London, where he undertook the statutory audit of numerous companies in a wide variety of industry sectors. Prior to this, Mr. Thompson worked in corporate finance for a leading investment bank.
Mr. Thompson holds an M.A. in classics from Oxford University. He is a chartered accountant, an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate of the Academy of Experts.