Larry Gurwin serves as senior director for Guidepost Solutions’ Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) practice. He is an accomplished investigator with more than 20 years of experience devising and executing investigative strategies for maximum benefit. Mr. Gurwin has significant international experience. During his career, he has been based in New York City, Hong Kong, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Brussels, and Milan. He has spent much of his recent time conducting and managing due diligence investigations and managing international asset searches.
Mr. Gurwin has served as a senior investigator for corporate investigative firms in the United States and Europe where he led a multitude of complex investigations using his highly developed analytical skills. These include developing evidence and identifying the perpetrators and the location of stolen assets of a securities fraud involving the sale of $400 million of securitized lease contracts; discovering information on past misconduct by the raider during a hostile takeover battle for one of the largest public companies in Britain; identifying the parties behind a smear campaign directed against one of the largest public companies in Asia; and investigating several Enron insiders on behalf of one of the major victims of the fraud.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Gurwin was Chief Investigator on the Minority staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations where he investigated securities fraud and international money laundering.
In addition to his investigative work, Mr. Gurwin is an accomplished writer and has several years of experience as a journalist and author. He has written numerous investigative pieces for The Economist and Time Magazine (as a member of its investigative unit), primarily on financial crimes, including bank fraud, money laundering and securities fraud. His work has also appeared in Institutional Investor Magazine and Global Finance
Mr. Gurwin is the author of The Calvi Affair: Death of a Banker, a book on Italy’s Banco Ambrosiano scandal. He is co-author (with Peter Truell) of False Profits: The Inside Story of BCCI, the World’s Most Corrupt Financial Empire. Both books received highly favorable reviews. The Financial Times judged False Profits one of the 10 best business books of the year.