Founded by Gordon Dee Smith in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1996, Strategic Insight Group has worked in more than 90 countries around the world.



After running a venture capital group in the early 1990s that brought European investment into Latin America, Smith founded SIG to provide the kind of information to investors that he had needed, but found hard to obtain unless he did it himself. 

The goal of Strategic Insight Group is to help investors make better decisions. SIG does this by using the intelligence modality to reveal hidden information: things people may not expect you to know, or may not want you to know . . . but that you need to know to make the best judgments and ameliorate risk.

While our intelligence reports are our central product, we work with clients before delivering a report (for example, when red flags arise) and afterward. 

In today’s globalized environment, investors deal more and more with individuals and entities in other jurisdictions they have never before heard of. It is more important than ever to know the details about who you are entering into a business relationship with, including their backgrounds, practices, and associations, and to understand in detail the context in which a proposed investment operates: markets, competitors, and geopolitical factors.

It is to help investors—and their invested entities and advisors—better judge these factors that SIG exists.


Gordon Dee Smith

Based in Fort Worth, CEO Dee Smith has advised on over US $60 billion in investment transactions and has conducted projects in areas ranging from geopolitical analysis to transactional intelligence for the finance, technology, defense, energy, retail, transportation, and healthcare industries, among others. He has led projects in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, North America, Central and South America, and Australia and the Pacific. Prior to founding SIG, he was a venture capitalist in Europe and Latin America, an intelligence contractor, and the founder of an NGO. He is co-creator, host, and executive producer of A World On The Brink, a 5-part television documentary series on geopolitical risk and global change produced with Real Vision Television, which premiered in October 2017. Currently, he is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of LLILAS/Benson Latin American Studies and Collections of the University of Texas at Austin, immediate past president of the board of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, D.C., and is active on many national boards in the arts and political science fields.
A World On The Brink with Dee Smith 
Twitter: @DeeSmithTexas

Roderick Grierson

Roderick Grierson has been executive editor and director of research since he joined SIG in 2006. During that time, he has supervised the production of more than ten thousand reports and geopolitical intelligence projects, including detailed analyses of both the private and public sector in regions as diverse as the Middle East, India, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Having founded an international NGO with Gordon Dee Smith in 1985, he spent ten years organizing a series of global cultural exchange programs. He became a Fellow of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard in 1995 and more recently has been Menteşezade Research Fellow and Director of the Rumi Institute in Nicosia. He has published extensively on the history of Turkish literature and Anatolian Sufism and has lectured at a wide range of conferences, universities, institutes, and museums.

Scott Malcomson

Based in New York, SIG's director of special projects, Scott Malcomson, has worked in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Central and East Asia, the Pacific islands, and the Middle East as a journalist, author, senior government official, and NGO executive, including positions at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the New York Times, and International Crisis Group. At SIG, he has overseen private intelligence projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek.The New YorkerLondon Review of Books, Guardian, Quartz, Techonomy, New York Times, WorldPost, Global Times (Beijing), The New Republic, ArtForum, and Russia in Global Affairs. Malcomson has published five books, the most recent being Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web (featured in The Economist)His book One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times notable book of the year. Malcomson has lectured at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Tsinghua University, Goldman Sachs, the Center for a New American Security, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Frontline Club (London), and elsewhere. A longtime supporter of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and PEN. He is currently a fellow at the New America Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Twitter: @smalcomson

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