I-OnAsia Grows In Europe and Australia with Oliver Laurence

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I-OnAsia is pleased to announce that Mr. Oliver Laurence has joined the company as Managing Director UK & Europe.  Mr. Laurence will become responsible for I-OnAsia operations in the UK and Europe, and will be based in England. …

Trends in Asia ESG Due Diligence

By James Tunkey I-OnAsia has specialized in due diligence and independent investigations into Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) issues for over nineteen years.  I-OnAsia’s team has completed over 15,000 cases in Asia since 2001, investigating hot topics such…

USA College Cheating Scandal: Systemic Problems Broader & Exacerbated Internationally

By James Tunkey A college admissions cheating scandal has engulfed the United States following an investigation by the FBI.  Twenty-something wealthy families bought their children places at U.S. colleges, and undermined America’s cherished values and meritocracy.  But this…

How to get arrested in Japan without even trying

By Edward ShawEdward Shaw is an I-OnAsia consultant and Japan country expert.   He is a retired FBI Agent and former Tokyo Legal Attaché.  I-OnAsia regularly provides support to Olympic visitors. Just about any American who visits Japan for…

Retired FBI Hero Joins I-OnAsia as Corporate Brand Ambassador

I-OnAsia is pleased to announce that Mr. Wesley Wong will represent the company as its Corporate Brand Ambassador. Mr. Wong retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Senior Executive in 2006.  After his retirement, Mr. Wong…

Would You Rather Own A Business That Discloses Unusually Bad Operational Losses, Or One Whose Management Doesn’t Tell You Any Bad News At All?

I-OnAsia Risk Advisory Review: HSBC & Hang Seng Financial Sub-Index OpRisksBy James Tunkey & Jacqueline Evers I-OnAsia’s Risk Advisory team has just completed a study of the most recent decade’s risk management disclosures by the Hang Seng Index’s…

Exam Cheating + Pre-Revenue Biotech = Fraud Concerns

By James Tunkey, COO One of the biggest potential challenges for investors in pre-revenue biotech companies preparing to IPO in Hong Kong may be linked to the region’s problem with exam cheating. The value of pre-revenue biotech companies…

Crisis Management Authority James Tunkey Briefs Compliance Professionals

I-OnAsia’s COO James Tunkey has been asked to present to the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics on October 25th on the subject of Crisis Management Best Practices.  Tunkey will draw from his 25 years’ experience, including 4500…

The CEO’s Ruminations

I powered up my computer the other day and noticed an interesting article regarding the hackers du jour known as “Fancy Bear”.  Allegedly a sophisticated outfit owned and controlled by the GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency, Fancy…

The CEO’s Ruminations

As I put my chubby thumbs and forefingers to keys, I could not avoid ruminating about The Donald’s never-ending tweet-screaming at the discredited Russian “collusion” investigation; London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s feeble attempt to explain news that the city’s…