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Jade launches new business to fight global crime

Jade Software's newest international business – Wynyard Group – is out to help public agencies fight crime and corruption and threats.

Jade Software's newest international business – Wynyard Group – is out to help public agencies fight crime and corruption and threats.

While New Zealand is recognised as one of the safest places in the world to do business, it is a weak link in the fight against the likes of money laundering and white collar fraud.

Wynyard Group is the result of more than two years of investment in designing and operating specialist technology solutions for some of the world’s leading policing agencies. 

Due to its IP and strict confidentiality and security requirements of its customers, Wynyard Group will operate as a separate business entity from Jade’s existing global software interests.

Jade managing director and CEO of Wynyard Group, Craig Richardson, said its solutions range from serious crime investigation to anti-money laundering and countering the funding of terrorism

“We’re definitely seeing a significant need for specialist high performance technology to support the people charged with overcoming and dealing with these challenges.

“Wynyard’s solutions are already helping some of the world’s leading security agencies, police forces, financial institutions and utilities identify risks, detect threats, investigate crimes and protect against loss.”

With offices in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the US, the company already has an established customer base around the world. 

Richardson said Wynyard Group's technology does not replace the work done by intelligence analysts, investigators or field operatives but complements it, enabling them to better do their jobs in an increasingly complex global digital environment.

While Wynyard Group is wholly owned by Jade, he said it had recently received a number of enquiries from potential investors.

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