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About Sandstone

Sandstone is a strategic intelligence provider whose mission is to offer clients tailor-made and high value commercial intel services.

We consist of a hand-picked team of creative analysts, consultants and information specialists. Our compliance and litigation support is based on a high-end operational approach with a unique pool of specific research resources and a global network of direct human connections and investigation professionals. We speak over a dozen languages and have a broad base of knowledge in political, economic, financial, legal and technical areas.

We provide sophisticated e-discovery and IT-forensics support, together with a unique, in-house developed big-data analysis system. We use a global network of specialist sources and, as a result, we can provide law enforcement-grade, court-submissible evidence in support of our clients’ legal cases.

Sandstone was formed in 2008, a private entity owned by the founding shareholders. The company was started by senior intelligence and security professionals with financial backing from Luxembourg's public investment bank, Société Nationale de Crédit d’Investissement.

We are based in in the heart of Europe, where commercial transparency, financial integrity and an openness for dialogue ensure swift and effective results. As a Luxembourg company, Sandstone operates from a politically and historically neutral base – an advantage when operating in complex international environments. We also benefit from the country’s favourable professional secrecy legislation, giving the company a strong judicial foundation to guarantee utmost client confidentiality and discretion.

Our clients range from blue chip global corporations and international organisations, SMEs, investment funds and banks, to private equity houses, law firms, family offices and HNWIs. To date we have conducted operations in over 100 countries.

Our Code of Ethics summarises the principles that we live by:

  • We demonstrate honesty and sound ethical behaviour in all business transactions and personal integrity in our dealings with others.
  • We comply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern our business and our actions on behalf of the agency.
  • We work together as a team for the collective interests of the agency and the client.
  • We commit to dealing fairly with clients, partners, sources and each other.
  • We share information effectively with each other and balance the need to share information alongside the need for confidentiality.
  • We seek innovative and creative approaches to problem solving.
  • We treat our clients' satisfaction as our top priority.
  • We make excellence and quality a part of day-to-day work and strive for continuous improvement in all that we do.

Every day, we are asked to help in potentially controversial, dangerous and morally complex cases. We handle highly sensitive information and we give advice in often extreme situations. But whatever we do, we are committed to the highest standards of business integrity and accountability.

The primary function of an intelligence and due diligence organisation is to enable its clients to make sound business decisions in often challenging environments.

To this end, we accompany our clients who operate in ambitious emerging territories and provide them with integrity and governance advice, enabling them to carry out business in areas of lower political and economic stability.

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Frank Schneider

“From time to time everyone faces unique problems and challenges, where the stakes are high and traditional thinking and methods fall short. This is why Sandstone was created.”

FRANK SCHNEIDER, Managing Partner

Founding Partner and CEO of Sandstone, Frank gained an MA in Economics and History from the University of Edinburgh and has held several key positions in business and government, including Director of Operations of Luxembourg’s intelligence service. Today, Frank maintains a global network of professional intelligence contacts and manages major client accounts on a day-to-day basis.

Co-Founder of Sandstone, Jed holds two degrees in Computer Science and an MBA in Business from Herriot-Watt University. He has specialities in board leadership, enhanced due diligence, cyber strategies and innovation technologies, corporate governance compliance and ethics. Jed is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Luxembourg, lecturing in compliance.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Sandstone, Filipe has worked within the Ministry of State for the Luxembourg Government. He specialises in enhanced due diligence and integrity reviews; support to compliance requirements in the financial sector (KYC, AML-CTF); strategic and risk analysis; fraud investigations and asset tracing; due diligence training, intelligence methods & techniques.


Corporate Risk

We provide country risk analysis and regulatory and legislative risk monitoring; we organise political risk assessments, including anti-corruption and bribery (FCPA/UK Bribery Act 2010)

Compliance Support

We carry out standard KYC checks; we assist in the compliance of enhanced due diligence to AML/CTF verification, and conduct integrity and reputation research

Investigative Intel

We are experts in fraud investigation, with the tracing, tracking and recovery of assets using sophisticated forensics tools, in order to provide litigation support and a court-submissible evidence trail

Strategic Advisory

We advise in the maintenance of good governance standards and assist in both conflict avoidance and resolution using careful business diplomacy

TRIX (Travel Risk Intelligence Exchange)

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In 2015, Sandstone launched TRIX - the Travel Risk Intelligence Exchange.

TRIX is a place where instant intelligence can be obtained on travel risk for any airport in the world.

It uses a programme that takes real-time information from airports, embassies, governments and intel agencies and provides subscribers with an up-to-the-minute travel risk assessment.

TRIX processes huge amounts of unstructured data in order to extract risk-related facts and present them in a comprehensive format that is easy to understand and easy to explore.

TRIX is a private Luxembourg initiative: a collaborative hangout where immediate security observations can be shared and exchanged.

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Check your customers with KYC3. KYC3 is an invaluable tool for all financial service professionals with AML obligations: banks, brokers, investment managers, family offices, insurance and private equity firms.


Sandstone is proud to be a member of ESIA, the European Strategic Intelligence Alliance - a unique organisation that helps clients to solve their most challenging research questions and delivers tailored research-based solutions and advice, to the highest standards of quality.

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Sandstone is proud to have founded TIGFI in 2008.

TIGFI is a private, independent and impartial non-profit making organisation which serves as a Centre of Excellence and a Forum for matters pertaining to ethical conduct and integrity in business standards and practices in the global financial sector, national financial centres and jurisdictions.

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