The Forensic Data Analysis & IT department provides comprehensive support when faced with the task of large scale document and data management in major litigation or investigations
The department's expertise in bespoke database software and forensic data analysis has been applied in diverse applications, including in the analysis of commodity trading, trade patterns and major thefts.
Scope of work
Experts & Consultants
CWA has undertaken numerous analyses of the contractual documentation and operational records for the trade of fuel oil, crude, wheat, and cocoa beans under pre-financed term supply, storage, and onward sale contracts to investigate theft and misappropriation of stored goods.
Analysis of records to investigate alleged theft by substitution of large quantities of mineral concentrates at major storage facility. The sampling regime had not been designed or tested for the unorthodox supply chain making the verification of the quality of the material delivered for storage impossible.
Voluminous records purportedly supporting a large and unexplained theft of stored sugar were analysed in depth. CWA was able to demonstrate that all delivered sugar was fully accounted for by the recorded authorised removals and the stock remaining in storage.
Analyse and harness operational documentation recording blending operations at storage facility over a two year period to establish pattern of depletion of oil so as to identify which operations misappropriated material stored on behalf of third parties.
Establish trade pattern in large scale oil trading operation - the analysis required specialist software developed in house.
Analysis of disjointed records of large collection of vintage publications to establish the genuine extent of the collection and then superimpose reported auction returns to estimate value of collection destroyed by warehouse fire.
Harnessing crop yield data, meteorological and environmental factors, in conjunction with expert biologist and statistician.
Data retrieval and analysis in But-for Business Interruption model following ramp up incident.
Assessment of business interruption loss following extensive fire in modernised food processing plant.
Modelling power station emissions, with expert meteorologist and combustion scientist.
Performance analysis of typical investment strategies for emerging markets.
CWA has developmed numerous specialist insurance and reinsurance applications encompassing technological and IT developments over the last 25 years.
The EML 6.0 software package, for example, has been developed to meet the specific requirements of underwriters and risk managers. It has also proven a useful tool for plant designers and operators, local authorities and other parties who require rapid, cost effective consequence analysis of major refinery and petrochemical industry hazards.
EML 6.0 performs a rapid estimate in monetary terms of the worst-case incidents associated with refinery and petrochemical plant, given only minimal data for the plant's layout inventory and value. In particular three major perils are covered: Vapour cloud Explosions (VCE), Pool Fires, and Internal Explosions.
Further details regarding the EML software can be obtained by contacting us.